“Apple is to create a spectacular new London headquarters at Battersea Power Station in a massive coup for the developers behind the £9 billion project,” Jonathan Prynn reports for The Evening Standard. “The iPhone and iPad maker will move 1,400 staff from eight sites around the capital into what it calls ‘a new Apple campus’ at the Grade II* listed former electricity generator.”

“Its employees will occupy all six floors of office space in the brick ‘cathedral of power,’ which is being painstakingly restored after 33 years standing derelict on the banks of the Thames,” Prynn reports. “In a statement to the Standard, Apple said it was looking forward to the 2021 opening of ‘our new London campus’ as staff relocate to ‘this magnificent new development at one of the city’s best-known landmarks.’ It added: ‘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.'”

“Apple’s main European HQ will remain at Cork, Ireland, where it employs 6,000 people, but the Battersea site will be one of its biggest in the world outside America,” Prynn reports. “Apple is leasing 500,000 sq ft in total, making it one of the biggest single office deals signed in London outside the City and Docklands in the past 20 years. It is expected all the firm’s ‘central function’ staff in London in areas such as finance and human resources will move to the power station. Apple has 2,530 staff in total in the capital, including about 1,100 working in its stores. It has taken enough space for 3,000 employees, giving it room to hire more as its operation grows in London.”

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