Huawei to move UK headquarters to Reading in April 2013

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Move to 140,000 square foot building from premises in Basingstoke marks first step in manufacturer’s £1.3 billion investment into its UK business over the next five years 

Huawei will move its UK headquarters from Basingstoke to Green Park in Reading next April, as exclusively revealed by Mobile News in an interview with its UK CEO Victor Zhang last month.

The move to the 140,000 square foot premises is the first step in the manufacturer’s £1.3 billion investment and procurement programme into the UK.

Last month Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei announced the company would make investments of £650 million and spend a further £650 million on procurement in the UK over the next five years. In this time, Huawei’s workforce will also double from 800 to 1,500 staff.

Huawei UK CEO Victor Zhang said: “The move marks the beginning of an exciting new period of development for Huawei in the UK. We opened our first office 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 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 accomodate up to 1,000 people as our business here continues to grow over the coming years.”

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