Facebook is set to create around 500 jobs when it opens a new office in Fitzrovia next year, the social network has announced.
The move is set to double the current number of staff in the UK. It’s currently headquartered near Warren Street station.
“The UK remains one of the best places to be a tech company and is an important part of Facebook’s story,” said Facebook’s Europe boss Nicola Mendelsohn, who is the company’s most senior employee outside of the USA.
“We came to London in 2007 with just a handful of people; by the end of next year we will have opened a new HQ and plan to employ 1,500 people.”
And Sadiq Khan also praised the move. “Facebook’s decision to expand in London is further evidence that London’s strength as a tech hub keeps on growing.
“The capital’s vibrant tech scene is the envy of Europe and Facebook’s continuing commitment is another sign that London is open to talent, innovation and entrepreneurship from all four corners of the world.”