Apple to move London HQ to Battersea Power Station

Apple will account for 40% of the development’s total office space

Zlata Rodionova
Wednesday 28 September 2016 14:40 BST
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The move follows a multi-billion pound restoration of the former power station, which has stood unoccupied for decades on the banks of the River Thames
The move follows a multi-billion pound restoration of the former power station, which has stood unoccupied for decades on the banks of the River Thames (AP)

Apple is to establish a new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

The tech giant will occupy about 500,000 sq ft of space across six floors of the central Boiler House from 2021, moving 1,400 employees there from eight offices around the capital.

It will account for 40 per cent of the development’s total office space.

Apple currently has 2,530 staff in total in London, including about 1,100 working in its stores.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said the deal is a “sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world and the leading city for trade and investment”.

The move follows a multi-billion-pound restoration of the former power station, which has stood unoccupied for decades on the banks of the River Thames.

In a statement to the London Evening Stantard, Apple said it was looking forward to the opening of its “new campus”.

“This is a great opportunity to have our entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history,” a spokesperson for the company said.

Battersea Power Station is owned by Malaysian shareholders Sime Darby, SP Setia and The Employees Provident Fund (EPF).

Apple’s main European headquarter will remain in Ireland, where it employs 4,000 people.

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