Netflix HQ Coming to London
Netflix invests in new London headquarters as it expands services in Britain.
10:56 12 October 2020
Netflix's aggressive expansion plans in Britain will see the firm's new headquarter built in London. The giant streaming service will occupy 100,000 sq ft when it moves into the Copyright Building in the West End. The move follows the international success of various Netflix programmes including Sex Education and The Crown.
Currently, the firm has 269 employees in the UK and intends to "invest heavily in the British creative economy" by creating jobs in its business operations, original productions and co-productions.
A spokesman said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to the UK, we are excited to expand our operations in London through the lease of additional office space.”
Commenting on Netflix’s headquarter move to UK, Stephen Kelly, Chair, Tech Nation said: “We always welcome companies from around the world setting up headquarters in the UK. The UK has all the prerequisites needed for companies to do so successfully – a favourable time zone for international business, world leading universities, global talent, and the heart of global finance. International companies coming to the UK, particularly those that are fast growing, creates a favourable tech ecosystem here as a whole. They breed high-skilled talent, offer well paid jobs, and bring experience into the ecosystem. By 2030 it is expected that 50% of the economy will be in the creative, digital, and tech industries. Netflix’s plans are an example of this in practice – bringing not just digital jobs but much needed creative jobs.”