The big chip maker said it is building an “farm house” in London to house its new $1.5 billion Watson microprocessor and a new suite of tools.
The move comes just months after IBM announced it would build an office in the city, which will include “a full range of research facilities, research laboratories, facilities for research and development,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
The new building is set to be the largest in the world, with more than 7,000 employees, and will be located at the University of London.
“This new Watson facility will enable IBM to deliver its vision of a world-class research and analytics ecosystem to businesses worldwide,” IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said in a statement.
IBM’s move is a response to the growing interest in its Watson microprocessors.
Watson, which debuted at the I/O tech conference last week, was designed to help developers build AI and machine learning apps and services.
Since its release, more than 20 startups have created apps using Watson, including a new app called “The New York Times,” which was recently acquired by IBM for $50 million.