According to Huawei’s UK official press release, it had received UK permission to build an R&D (Research And Development) centre in Cambridge, eastern England. Huawei will invest £1 billion in the first phase of the project, which includes the construction of 50,000 square meters of facilities across nine acres of land and will directly create around 400 local jobs.
Once fully operational, it will become the international headquarters of Huawei’s optoelectronics business. This investment will be a major boost for high tech development in the region, helping to further cement Cambridge as a global innovation hub.
“The UK is home to a vibrant and open market, as well as some of the best talent the world has to offer,” said Victor Zhang, Vice President of Huawei. “It’s the perfect location for this integrated innovation campus. Through close collaboration with research institutes, universities, and local industry, we want to advance optical communications technology for the industry as a whole, while doing our part to support the UK’s broader Industrial Strategy. Ultimately, we want to help enshrine the UK’s leading position in optoelectronics and promote UK tech on a global scale.”