Huawei is moving its head office to a new 140,000 sq ft premises in Green Park, Reading, which it said will accommodate its future growth plans.
The Chinese manufacturer, who has traded in its Basingstoke head office since 2003, will move to the new building in April 2013. The move is part of Huawei's recently announced £1.3bn investment and procurement programme in the UK.
Victor Zhang, CEO of Huawei Technologies UK, said: 'This move marks the beginning of an exciting new period of development for Huawei in the UK. We opened our first office in here in 2001 and the decision to move to a new headquarters reinforces our long term commitment to the UK. Green Park is at the heart of the Britain’s communications and technology industry, is well located for some of our major customers, has excellent transport links and is the right location for us as we continue our UK expansion. The new HQ offers the space to accommodate up to 1,000 people as our business here continues to grow in the coming years.'
As well as the £1.3bn spend, which includes £650m on investment and £650m on procurement during the next five years, the manufacturer said it will also increase its workforce from 800 to 1,500 during the same time period.
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