Facebook has officially opened its London engineering office, its first outside of the US, attended by Chancellor George Osborne.
The office was opened today by Osborne and vice president of engineering at Facebook, Mike Schroepfer, and will be headed up by Facebook engineer Philip Su, who has moved from Seattle.
The social media network said that the first recruits will begin work in London later this month following an intensive six-week programme at its Menlo Park headquarters, and will expect to expand long-term.
Schroepfer said: “We’re excited to be building our first major European engineering centre in a city that is rapidly emerging as a global technology hub. The London Engineering team will play a crucial role in development of future products and core technology for Facebook. I can't wait to see what they build here"