Facebook Opens New Headquarter, to Create 800 New Jobs in UK

Though Britain is about to leave the European Union, Facebook still opens its new London office on Monday as the plan, and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

Facebook has ramped up plans for its new London offices by pledging to hire 800 more “high tech” employees than expected, making the UK capital its biggest engineering hub outside the US.

The giant social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus on engineering, making it Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the United States.

In addition, the very first in-house start-up incubator LDN_LAB is located in this HQ in London, aiming to help Britain’s emerging digital businesses.

EMEA vice president Nicola Mendelsohn said Facebook was more committed than ever to the UK and supporting the growth of the country’s innovative start-ups.

“The UK’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and international reputation for engineering excellence makes it one of the best places in the world to build a tech company,” she said.

“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 to achieve our mission of bringing the world closer together.”

After adding these new jobs, the total number of employees in the UK will exceed 2,300 by the end of 2018, Facebook said.

Facebook and other giant social network platforms, including Google and amazon, have not abandoned their expansion plans in London for brevity.

Shortly after Google announced it would open a new hub for more than 7,000 employees in London, Facebook also announced that it would build a new headquarters in London last year.

The new office of Facebook is located in West End, designed by architect Frank Gehry, where will gather engineers, developers, marketers and sales teams.