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Giant steps


London it seems retains its pulling power for some of the most important names in technology, and that’s good news for the future.

Apple has announced it will become the biggest office tenant in the redeveloped Battersea Power Station. Google has unveiled plans for a new billion pound ten storey headquarters in King’s Cross, while Facebook will take on yet another 500 employees at their dazzling Fitzrovia HQ.

London’s always thrived on its diversity. It’s one of the things that’s made it such an attractive place to live and work. The fact that these tech giants have chosen to invest in the capital for their future (rather than, say, the Thames corridor) is a major endorsement for the continuing value  of the city. These after all are arguably now the most influential businesses in the world, and they have put their faith in the future of London.


By Jaimie Beers

Jaimie Beers is managing director of Madley Property.

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