Tim Cook says Apple’s new offices in Battersea Power Station, London will open early next year
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that Apple’s new corporate offices located within the iconic Battersea Power Station in London, England will open early next year, representing a “commitment to Apple’s future in the UK.”
Apple announced plans for its new UK headquarters in 2016, originally stating that the enormous 500,000 square feet of office space would create room for up to 3000 employees as part of a plan to merge all of the iPhone maker’s existing offices around the city, bringing employees into one central location which was expected to open in 2021, before the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the handover of the project.
Back when the plans were first announced, Apple confirmed that its European offices would remain in Cork, Ireland, where it employs 4,000 people, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan saying he was “delighted” that Apple chose London, the capital of the United Kingdom, for the new location in the iconic former power station on the south bank of the River Thames, which marked one of the biggest single office deals signed in London outside the City and Docklands area.
We can’t wait to open our new offices in the iconic Battersea Power Station for so many of our team members in London early next year. It's a tribute to this incredible city and a reflection of our commitment to Apple's future in the UK. pic.twitter.com/67M3qpaSTB
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 26, 2022
On Sunday, Cook was spotted in London at Apple Covent Garden, where he was seen taking pictures with staff as Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s Leader of Retail + People was similarly seen at Apple White City.
Earlier today, Apple and UK’s largest arts centre, the Southbank Centre, announced a partnership to expand Apple’s global Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to the United Kingdom, providing tools and resources to support emerging Black talent and aspiring creatives in the country.