Apple have revealed plans to move their UK headquarters to the reinvigorated Battersea power station in South West London.
Apple’s move to Battersea comes amidst a massive $10 billion regeneration project that is redeveloping the former coal fire power station. Apple will be setting up shop in the former boiler house, the location which will then serve as their main base in the UK.
The renovation of Battersea power station is currently being undertaken by a selection of Malaysian companies that are transforming the old work house and surrounding area into a range of offices, shops, and luxury flats. Apple will take up roughly 40% of the available office space, taking up roughly 500,000 square feet over six floors.
Apple’s plan follows other tech giants planning large developments in England’s Capital. Google are currently building a campus in Kings Cross whilst Facebook are planning to occupy offices on Oxford Street.
Apple said in a statement: “We are looking forward to opening Apple’s new London campus at the Battersea power station 2021 1400 Apple employees from existing offices around London will relocate 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 rich with history.”
Whilst Apple will move it’s UK headquarters into Battersea Power Station their European headquarters will remain in Ireland.