Apple Battersea Power Station

Apple Battersea Power Station

Apple Battersea Power Station

Apple Battersea Power Station is being designed by UK firm Foster + Partners and has been visualised by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The office, which Cook confirmed in a tweet, would give many of Apple’s corporate staff stationed in the UK a place to work when it opens early next year.

Apple claims that the offices will occupy 46,000 square metres spread across six storeys inside the former industrial structure.

The offices are being designed to maximise the potential for both staff well-being and collaboration.

The six stories of workplaces can be seen in Cook’s renderings encircling a big atrium with a glass roof that is dotted with trees, and bridges, and will eventually have brick-lined balconies.

Sadiq Khan on Apple

“I am delighted that Apple is moving into Battersea Power Station‎, helping to generate new jobs and economic prosperity for Londoners. It is a further sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world and the leading city for trade and investment.”

Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company

“We are delighted that Apple has chosen to make Battersea Power Station its home. It is a testament to our fantastic building and the wider regeneration of the 46-acre site which offers a carefully curated mix of homes, businesses and leisure amidst extraordinary open spaces and new transport links. It has always been our clear objective to create one of London’s most thriving new communities and this commitment from Apple will undoubtedly help us achieve our goal.”

Battersea Power Station Background

The Battersea Power Station was a single structure housing two coal-fired power plants. The first was shut down in 1975, while the second was shut down in 1983.

Given “listed” status because it was an iconic piece of the London landscape, the building’s general appearance had to be retained and conserved as part of any redevelopment.

Over the years, several redevelopment schemes came and went before an agreement was finally struck for a mix of residences, offices, and shops.

Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark on the south bank of the River Thames.

A famous London landmark has been used in many films, including the Batman franchise, The Dark Night, Full Metal Jacket and The King’s Speech – see the full list here.

Summary

At last, this iconic building has new life and what better company than, Apple to have its headquarters in SW11. I for one would love to work there.

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