Facebook to double office space in UK's capital

- Leadership - Jul 24, 2018

The US-based online social media firm, Facebook, has announced it will be doubling it’s office presence in the UK’s capital city, London.

The company is acquiring 600,000sqft (56,000sqm) of office space in the city’s King’s Cross region.

The firm is acquiring two new buildings to generate 6,000 new workstation, Reuters reported.

Despite not revealing how many jobs it plans to create to fill the space, Facebook has previously announced that it plans to hire 2,300 people in the UK by the end of this year.

The news represents a commitment from the company as the nation prepares to leave the European Union (EU) the following year.

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“This investment is great news for the capital," stated the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

“We welcome Facebook's long-term commitment, which is further evidence that London is open for business and a world-leading destination for major tech companies.”

“Today’s news reflects our commitment to the UK and our desire to grow our business and the UK economy,” commented Steve Hatch, Managing Director of Northern Europe at Facebook.

“Many of Facebook's most significant global products from Workplace to social VR applications for Oculus were developed right here in London, in what is now our biggest engineering base outside the US.”

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