Facebook will open a new office in London and create 800 job openings

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Facebook will open a new office in London, creating 800 new job vacancies in the UK by 2018. The end of next year about 2,300 people will work for Facebook in the UK. Facebook's new office in London will be the largest technology development center outside the United States. The office was opened after Facebook operated in the UK for 10 years.

Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Asia Facebook, Nicola Mendelsohn said that now, Facebook is increasingly committed to the UK. He said the entrepreneurial ecosystem and technical expertise of British citizens make it an ideal place for technology companies.

The new 7-floor Facebook office will be located at Rathbone Place, near Oxford Circus in central London. The building was designed by Frank Gehry, an architect known for making the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. This new office will be the office of the technicians and developers as well as the sales and marketing team.
This building will also be a startup incubator place called LDN-LAB. Startups from the UK will be invited to participate in a 3-month program created to help them grow their business.

Experts in various fields on Facebook ranging from technical, product to partnership will work with the startups as part of this program.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond said, Facebook's decision to create a new office in London is a testament to their belief in the UK.

"Britain is not only the best place to start a new business, but also the best place to grow an existing business," he said.