Apple shows off new U.K. headquarters at London’s Battersea Power Station
Apple has today unveiled its new U.K. headquarters at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station, spread over 500,000 square feet and six-floors, which will accommodate Apple’s growing team, which now totals nearly 8,000 employees across the country.
Once a prominent coal power plant, the building is now running on 100 percent renewable energy, with Apple CEO Tim Cook saying the opening in London shows the iPhone maker’s commitment to “harnessing creativity throughout the country.”
In addition to the new London HQ, Apple has said it will expand its corporate offices in St. Albans and Swindon, along with a brand-new office in Cambridge, where several hundred team members are working on new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and silicon.
Apple’s growing investments in the U.K. include expanded Apple TV+ production.
According to Apple, the U.K. has the largest developer community in Europe, and the iOS app economy now supports over half a million jobs — up nearly 70 percent since 2019. Since Apple launched the App Store, developers in the U.K. have earned nearly £7.5 billion from their apps selling digital goods and services to customers around the world.