Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station

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Apple to create London HQ at Battersea Power station

Apple will be setting up its London headquarters in the boiler room of the Battersea Power Station, a London landmark that has long defined the skyline on the south bank of the River Thames.

This will house 1,400 staff in all - consolidating London-based Apple employees in one location, who were previously working on eight different sites around the United Kingdom capital. Additionally, the United States is poised to open its new embassy there next year.

In 2016, history seems to be repeating itself, as Apple announces that its new London HQ will be based in the former energy plant. (Courtesy Geekchic) Chelsea FC's plans for the building.

But there will be space to accommodate up to 3,000 employees as the company grows its London HQ. There are thousands of additional employees working in London Apple Stores.

Underneath Apple's new campus will be three floors of stores, along with 253 apartments, and a 2,000-seat auditorium, the report notes.

"We are delighted that Apple has chosen to make Battersea Power Station its home in 2021", said Rob Tincknell, the chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company.

"It has always been our clear objective to create one of London's most thriving new communities and this commitment from Apple will undoubtedly help us achieve our goal". Over all, it apparently has room for 3000 staff, giving Apple plenty of scope to expand - and the Apple campus as a whole looks set to use up a full 40% of the office space now under development.

Those that have bought condiminiums will begin moving to the property in December when the first block, Circus West, is completed. The Californian giant, the world's most valuable company, will be the largest single tenant in the 42-acre complex of homes, offices, shops and leisure facilities.

"It's another vote of confidence in the United Kingdom economy, sending a clear signal that companies are continuing to invest in Britain's future, and that we are one of the most attractive investment destinations for the global technology industry", he said.

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