In November last year, British electronics company Dyson announced that it will be shifting its Singapore headquarters (HQ) to St James Power Station in 2021.
Previously, Dyson said that its move to shift its corporate head office to Singapore “reflects the increasing importance of Asia” to the business.
St James Power Station is Singapore’s first coal-fired power station. It was later used as a warehouse, and was most recently a nightlife hub.
Dyson has worked together with developer Mapletree to restore the building, and the first phase of the restoration is now complete.
As such, Dyson announced today (November 19) that it has begun moving into its new HQ, which will officially open next year.
“We are honoured to bring this iconic building back to life as our global headquarters. Dyson’s scientists and engineers will add to its already significant history through the discoveries they make and the technologies they develop,” said Dyson chief executive Roland Krueger.
Dyson is actively hiring in S’pore
Spanning 110,000 sq ft, the HQ will house three levels of research and technology laboratories and offices, as well as a heritage gallery within one of the historic chimneys to celebrate the history of the building and the area.
It aims to double its talent pool of engineers and scientists, with a focus on power electronics, energy storage, sensors, vision systems, embedded software, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and connected devices.
Earlier in April, Dyson said that it will be hiring at least 250 more engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years as part of its S$5.1 billion global investment in future technology.
At that time, there were about 700 engineers and scientists working for Dyson’s Singapore team of 1,400.
A recent check on its careers page revealed that Dyson is currently hiring for 154 roles in Singapore, from internship positions to more executive ones.
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