May 19 2013 Latest news:
Friday, January 18, 2013
Google is to move its UK base to newly built offices in Kings Cross.
The internet giant, which has staff currently based at Victoria and Holborn, has bought a 2.4 acre site with completion earmarked for 2016.
Its new headquarters will occupy one million square feet and sit above retail units on the site, which currently undergoing largescale regeneration.
Architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) will come up with proposals for the scheme.
Matt Brittin, Google’s vice president for Northern and Central Europe said: “This is a big investment by Google, we’re committing further to the UK, where computing and the web were invented.
“It’s good news for Google, for London and for the UK.”
Work will start on the building later this year, subject to planning approval from Camden Council.
Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership said: “We are absolutely delighted that Google will be building their new UK headquarters at King’s Cross.
“This is fantastic news for London, for Camden and of course for King’s Cross.
“Google is one of the world’s leading companies, a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking business. It fits perfectly with our vision of King’s Cross as a creative commercial centre for London.”
The King’s Cross regeneration project is expected to generate around 35,000 jobs and more than 1,900 new homes.