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Tech giants ditch office space in London and Europe

By Cristina Criddle, George Hammond

21 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The tech companies we all know need less office space after a combination of layoffs and remote-work. But the FT discovered there are some exceptions.

Big Tech groups are ditching offices that are part of their European headquarters as a cooling economy brings the sector’s years of rapid expansion to a halt.

Google’s parent Alphabet, Facebook parent Meta and enterprise software giant Salesforce are among the US technology groups seeking to abandon leased office space in London and Dublin, according to people familiar with the plans.

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