Apple is planning a big move to Battersea Power Station, the iconic Grade II listed building and largest brick building in Europe (hey it’s Apple, why would they settle for any less?). The building has been derelict since 1983 when it stopped generating electricity, and there has been a ton of ideas about how to reinvent the space. After toying with the idea of turning it into a theme park, they eventually settled on turning it into offices, apartments and an event space (disappointing but much more sensible). Apple are going to hog about 40% of the space, spreading across 6 floors in the power station’s central boiler house. Their main European HQ will remain in Cork but the brand spanking new Battersea base will be one of their largest office spaces outside of the US.
Also, by the time the move happens in 2021, Battersea Power Station should have its very own tube station. This is part of the Northern Line extension, which will see the build of two new stations in Battersea and Nine Elms, that is due to be completed in 2020.
— Steve Masters (@masterstips) 28 September 2016
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