Apple is moving its UK headquarters to Battersea power station, It is an iconic building in South West London in the middle of a $10 billion regeneration project. Apple will be moving into the former functioning coal-fired power station, which was decommissioned in 1983.
Right now a Malaysian consortium of companies is currently renovating the massive building into a range of offices, shops, and luxury flats.
The decision has been greeted with enthusiasm by the UK government, as a vote of confidence in London after the political and economic fallout of Brexit.
The deal is the largest letting of office space in the area for 20 years, with Apple due to take up some 500,000 square feet spread over six floors — approximately 40 percent of the available offices. Other tech giants including Facebook and Google are currently building similarly substantial London headquarters.
Apple said in a statement:
“We are looking forward to opening Apple’s new London campus at the Battersea power station in 2021 1400 Apple employees from existing offices around London will relocate to this magnificent new development at one of London’s best-known landmarks. It’s a great opportunity to have our entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighborhood rich with history.”