Today, Apple has revealed plans to a new home in London, with plans to make the Battersea Power Station their new London headquarters.
The building is a well-known Grade II listed building, and is currently undergoing a multibillion-pound restoration.
Apple plans to be the largest office tenant in this building upon the completion of the restoration. After which they will house around 1,400 staff across six floors in the central boiler house of the former electricity generator, allowing “its entire team [could] work and collaborate in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history” according to Apple.
Apple will move its employees from various London offices into this building in 2021, after which it will take up 40% of the space within the power station.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said Apple’s decision was “a further sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world”, while Chancellor Philip Hammond called it “another vote of confidence in the UK economy”. It’s certainly something that’s interesting to hear after a number of sources stated that tech companies would leave the UK after Brexit.
It will certainly be interesting to see the building after this restoration has been completed, we will update you as we hear more.