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Google abandons London office plan

Google has abandoned plans to build a large new London office after deciding to rent office space directly opposite its already established London headquarters.

The technology company was planning on a spectacular design for its new London office space. The initial plan was to create a “groundscraper” that would be a one million square foot building, which would appear as if a skyscraper as tall as the Shard was sprawled out. laying on its side.

However, Google has decided to put their ambitious office plans on hold. The company has asked its architects to redesign its British headquarters.

Google has originally planned to move its employees into the new office space by 2016 but the plan has been postponed on several occasions.

In the first instance, the plan was delayed until 2017. Google then announced that the project no longer had a completion date.

Google has now decided to rent 6 Pancras Square in its entirety, close to Kings Cross station, which is an office building that is set to be completed in 2016.

The expansion into this new office space means that the company will be doubling the amount of space it currently uses. The 2,000 staff is also expected to expand over the next couple of years.

By: Kirsty MacGregor

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