Having planned to move 1,400 staff and create a London Campus, Apple is reportedly looking for alternatives after the building project has fallen behind schedule.
Battersea power station remains a distinctive feature on the South bank of London’s river Thames even though it hasn’t generated electricity since 1983. In 2016, Apple and the Battersea Power Station Development Company announced plans for the technology firm to move in.
Apple was intending to occupy space on all six floors of the site and move 1,400 staff into it. The site was also announced as being developed into a residential area with some 20,000 apartments.
Some sources says that Apple is looking for alternative sites. It’s mostly likely to be regular due diligence with Apple Working to ensure its not dependent on one single site.
The news which has come shows the Development Company confirms construction delays have resulted in some residential buyers pulling out of the project.
Apple declined to comment and no other business either currently in the site or joining later has confirmed a move away from Battersea.
“We will give (Apple) that building at the end of 2021. That’s what everyone is very confident at this stages,” “And you will probably see apple coming in some time after. This is a big job”.
Battersea power station remains iconic for its appearances in art and Music.
The Buildings with its four chimneys was featured in the film Help by the beatles in 1965.