Google Gets Green Light For King’s Cross London Office Development


Search engine giant Google has received approval for the construction of its new UK headquarters.

The company’s new London office building, to be located next to King’s Cross train station, will provide around 920,000 sq ft of space.

It’ll be capable of accommodating up to 5,000 members of staff. And, as with most Google offices, it will also boast a number of unorthodox office facilities – including a running track and a swimming pool.

Google purchased the land from King’s Cross Central LP earlier this January, and expects construction to commence before the end of this year (2013).

In a filing made to Camden borough council, the California-based firm said that much of the building would be occupied by new staff, as well as current workers from its existing offices in Victoria.

Dan Cobley, Google UK’s managing director, spoke enthusiastically about the prospect of a King’s Cross office back in June.

He said: “Building our new headquarters in King’s Cross is good for Google and good for London. We’re committed to the UK and to playing a role in the regeneration of this historic area.”

The office has been designed by Alford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Simon Allford, stated: “This building is underpinned by cutting edge design intelligence and technologies to provide a sophisticated twenty-first century working environment for Google’s staff.”

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