Apple to Open New London Office in Decommissioned Coal-Fired Power Station
Apple to Open New London Office in Decommissioned Coal-Fired Power Station

Apple to Open New London Office in Decommissioned Coal-Fired Power Station

27 september, 20221 minute to read
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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company's new office will open in 2023 inside an old coal-fired power plant decommissioned 47 years ago. About 1,400 Apple staff are expected to move there.

An Apple spokesperson told Insider the Battersea Power Station office would cover 500,000 square feet and occupy six floors.

Built between 1929 and 1955, at its peak, the coal-fired power plant once supplied 20% of London's electricity. It stopped generating electricity in 1983 and it is now a Grade II listed building of "powerful architectural and historic significance," according to Historic England, a UK government body tasked with preserving historic buildings.

It's a tribute to this incredible city and a reflection of our commitment to Apple's future in the UK,

Tim Cook tweeted.

Battersea Power Station and its surrounding area has undergone a "painstaking" restoration process in recent years. Apple is expected to occupy around 40 percent of the power station, including the top six floors inside the former boiler room around a central atrium, with enough room for approximately 3,000 employees.

There will also be three floors of shops, bars, and restaurants, a food hall, 253 apartments around a "garden square in the sky," a 2,000-seat auditorium and cinema.

27 september, 2022
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