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Huawei to Move UK Head Office to Reading

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Huawei has announced that it is moving its UK Headquarters to Green Park, Reading in the South East of the country. The company is currently based in Basingstoke, about 10 miles away.

In April 2013, Huawei will take up residence at the 140,000 sq ft building, which was recently returned to Green Park under a deal that has given Oxford Properties full control of the asset.

The announcement is the first step in Huawei's £1.3 billion-pound investment and procurement programme into the UK, which will also see the company's workforce would increase from the 800 it currently employs in the UK, to 1,500, over the next five years.

Victor Zhang, CEO, 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."

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