Facebook has unveiled its new office in Central London, 10 years after the sexually transmitted media company first came to the UK.
Designed by architectural practice Honest Gehry, the 23,000m² office is located at a newly created public agora just off Oxford Street called Rathbone Square.
Spanning seven perplexes, the office will create 800 new jobs in the capital over the next year. Various than half of the people working at the new site will focus on organizing, meaning it will be Facebook’s largest engineering hub outside of the US. It will also be habitation to a number of other teams, including developers, marketing and sales.
The milieu will be the first Facebook office to feature an incubator space for start-ups. Ldn_Lab force take on UK-based tech start-ups as part of a rotating, three-month-long menu that will look to help them accelerate their companies.
Facebook employees from engineering, product and partnerships teams thinks fitting act as mentors for the start-ups as part of the programme.
Facebook vice president of Europe, Bulls-eye East and Africa (EMEA) Nicola Mendelsohn, says: “Today’s bulletins show that Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and in supporting the evolution of the country’s innovative start-ups.”
Mendelsohn adds: “The UK’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and supranational reputation for engineering excellence makes it one of the best places in the world to found a tech company.”