Silicon Valley giant Apple said it will relocate 1400 British employees to a new London campus, the Battersea Power Station in 2021, in a sign that international corporations are still upbeat about the UK economy after June’s Brexit vote.
The commitment also buoyed one of Europe’s biggest regeneration projects, an initiative to redevelop an area on the south bank of the River Thames.
Apple said that it wanted to move its London-based workers to one location. The long abandoned Battersea Power Station, an iconic former coal-fired plant, featured on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals and in the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight.
The company has 22,000 employees across Europe. Its European headquarters is in Ireland, where it employs more than 5500.