Apple will open its London office space in Battersea Power Station early next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a visit to the brand new campus.

A render of the rebuilt Battersea campus

Apple first announced plans for a new campus in 2016. He said 1,400 Apple employees will be relocated from eight London locations to take up new office space in the UK. Tracking visit to points of sale Over the weekend in London, Cook today visited Apple’s new Battersea location as well as Apple’s Brompton Road and Apple Regent Street.

Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power plant in South West London, considered an iconic landmark for its Art Deco fittings and status as one of the largest brick buildings in the world. In 2016, Apple leased 500,000 square feet at this location, making it one of Apple’s largest offices outside the United States. Cook told the Londoner Evening Standard:

Apple has been part of the London community for over 40 years and we are delighted to bring some of our teams together at the historic Battersea Power Station soon.

Once the energy source for much of London, the transformation this building has undergone honors London’s past and celebrates its future. We are happy to be part of this.

Battersea Power Station and its surroundings have undergone an arduous renovation process in recent years. Apple is expected to occupy around 40 percent of the power plant, including the top six floors in the former boiler room around the central atrium, with enough space for around 3,000 employees. There will also be three floors of shops, bars and restaurants, a 24,000 square foot food hall, 253 apartments around a “garden in the sky,” an auditorium and cinema with 2,000 seats, and more.

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