Technology giant Apple is to create a London headquarters in one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks – Battersea Power Station.
The Grade II listed building, the four towering chimneys of which have long been a key feature of south London’s skyline, will become home to some 1,400 staff, the company announced.
It follows a multibillion-pound restoration of the former electricity generator, which has stood unoccupied for decades on the banks of the River Thames.
Apple will become the largest office tenant in the new-look development, taking up around 40% of the space and spreading staff across six floors.
Employees will be relocated from various London offices in 2021, Apple said.
It added that it was a “great opportunity to have its entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history”.
Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “We are delighted that Apple has chosen to make Battersea Power Station its home in 2021.
“It is testament to our fantastic building and the wider regeneration of the 42-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.”