Apple's Battersea Power Station offices in London opening soon

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company is to open its latest UK office in London's iconic Battersea Power Station, two years behind schedule.

Apple was first revealed to be planning this new site for its UK headquarters back in 2018. Then it was reported that Apple employees would be moving in to the structure by 2021.

The project had construction delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, to the extent that Apple reportedly looked for alternatives.

Now, however, Tim Cook has tweeted that Apple will move in to the building in early 2023.

We can't wait to open our new offices in the iconic Battersea Power Station for so many of our team members in London early next year. It's a tribute to this incredible city and a reflection of our commitment to Apple's future in the UK.

-- Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

At the time of the original reports, Apple was said to have eight offices around London. The Battersea Power Station project could see all eight consolidated into a single one, housing around 1,400 employees.

Battersea Power Station's iconic four towers have made it landmark on London's South Bank, including seeing it featured in "Doctor Who" in the '60s. But it ceased to be a functioning electricity generator in the '80s, and lay derelict for decades.

It will now reopen on October 14, 2022, as a retail, leisure and business operation featuring over 100 shops, bars, restaurants, and offices. A Battersea Power Station tube station opened to serve the area on the Northern Line in 2021, and means the new facility is a 15-minute train ride from central London.

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    Why does Apple need "offices" in London?

    That's idiotic.  Nobody needs to be working in an "office" at this point, it should be 100% remote.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    I think being the cover of a Pink Floyd album is a fair bit more iconic than once being in an episode of Doctor Who.  Damn cool place to have an office though.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    darkvader said:
    Why does Apple need "offices" in London?

    That's idiotic.  Nobody needs to be working in an "office" at this point, it should be 100% remote.
    Same reason people need homes and not just bedrooms: to be together with other people, to support each other in person, to feel the energy in the room. And also, to give workers the quality workspace they deserve, with light, ergonomic chairs and desks, space, tools, sound proof meeting rooms. Not everyone can afford a separate office at their home; and no one should have to.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 1,139member
  • Reply 5 of 10
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,793member
    It is time for Art Deco to make a comeback.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,793member
    darkvader said:
    Why does Apple need "offices" in London?

    That's idiotic.  Nobody needs to be working in an "office" at this point, it should be 100% remote.
    For every productive worker from home there are at least a couple of absolute slackers that need supervision. 
  • Reply 7 of 10
    darkvader said:
    Why does Apple need "offices" in London?

    it should be 100% remote.

    LOL my brain hurts from reading such an idiotic statement. but carry on, warrior of remote work!
  • Reply 8 of 10
    dewmedewme Posts: 4,653member
    I absolutely love it when architects and planners find ways to repurpose or recycle iconic industrial structures for modern use. 

    The former DEC (Digital) company repurposed some old mills in Massachusetts for office space. The results were always very cool. No idea what happened post-DEC. 

    I recently stayed at the JW Marriott in Savannah, GA that was repurposed/recycled from a power plant. It’s absolutely stunning inside and out, including an impressive geological museum in the hotel lobby. They retained and integrated quite a bit of the industrial apparatus into the design, like the smoke stacks, overhead crane, power panels, etc. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area, even if you don’t stay at the hotel. 
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Coincidently, Pink Floyd had a new remix of Animals ready in 2018 that was only released last week! Things seem to get delayed a lot around Battersea!
  • Reply 10 of 10
    They should fly an Apple logo balloon above the station on opening day. 
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