First look at Facebook's new London office

Facebook opens new London HQ to create 800 UK jobs

The move will take the social media giant's total employee presence in Britain to 2,300.

Facebook announced December 4 it will be moving at least 800 new tech jobs to London despite continued concerns among large businesses and financial institutions over the stability and attractiveness of the United Kingdom economy pre- and post-Brexit.

The seven-floor office has been designed by architectural practice Frank Gehry, and includes a tech start-up hub called Ldn_Lab.

Facebook will open its new office in London on Monday 04 December as it plans to add 800 jobs in the city in 2018, reports Reuters.

The office is likely to be Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the confines of the US.

Among the Facebook programs that will be worked on inside the office is Workplace, the offshoot of Facebook designed for businesses and their staff.

Speaking of the initiative, Facebook's vice-president for Europe, Middle East, and Asia stated that the company was "more committed than ever to the UK".

Facebook has plans to invite UK-based start-ups to participate in a three month program created to help them set up their own business.

Facebook experts from a range of disciplines including engineering, product and partnerships, will share their knowledge, expertise and mentorship as part of the programme. It will also be home to a number of other teams, including developers, marketing and sales.

Philip Hammond said that this is a sign of development that innovative companies like Facebook are investing in the country.

She added that Britain's "entrepreneurial ecosystem and engineering excellence" had made it the flawless location for any technology firm.

"And we've built our company here - this country has been a huge part of Facebook's story over the past decade, and I look forward to continuing our work".



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