Apple's new London office is set to open in 2023 inside a decommissioned coal-fired power station — take a look
- Apple plans to move 1,400 London staff into a new office in Battersea Power Station in 2023.
- The iconic building is a decommissioned coal-fired power plant on the bank of the River Thames.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared images of his company's new London office, which is due to open inside an old coal-fired power plant decommissioned 47 years ago.
Cook tweeted Monday that Apple would open the new office, in Battersea Power Station, in 2023. 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. The spokesperson declined to say which month Apple planned to open the office.
Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark on the south bank of the River Thames.
Built between 1929 and 1955, at its peak, the coal-fired power plant supplied 20% of London's electricity.
It stopped generating electricity in 1983 and it is now is a Grade II listed building of "powerful architectural and historic significance," according to Historic England, a UK government body tasked with preserving historic buildings.
An Apple spokesperson said that for the office interior, the company had sourced hand-fired bricks from the same quarry used in the original construction of the power station.
After decades lying abandoned, Battersea Power Station has undergone a lengthy renovation, and is due to open to the public on October 14.
The redeveloped building will feature private apartments, restaurants, shops, and event venues, as well as offices.
"Once a source of energy for much of London, the transformation this building has undergone honors London's past and celebrates its future," Cook said in a statement to Insider. "We're so glad to be a part of it."
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