The London headquarters of Apple will be located in the building on the cover of a Pink Floyd album
The Apple company decided on the location for its new London headquarters. The manufacturer of iPhone smartphones was chosen by former coal Battersea power station (Battersea Power Station).
The largest brick building in Europe was built in two phases in the 1930s and 1950s. Being decommissioned in 1983, the station became known as a cultural and tourist object, repeatedly appearing in feature films. One of the most famous examples of the use of the plant image is the cover of the album Animals rock group Pink Floyd.
In 2006 for 400 million pounds, the station was bought by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities (REO), which later received permission for the reconstruction of the station and residential development on its territory.
Apple will occupy six floors (approximately 40% of the total area) complex which, in addition to offices, there are restaurants and shops. According to preliminary estimates, Apple will be able to accommodate about 3,000 employees. The move is scheduled for 2021, when complete reconstruction of the station.
Sources: Battersea Power Station, The Evening Standard