Google's new London home, hot on the heels of their recently unveiled Tokyo offices, is to be situated in King's Cross. The move will relocate staff from both Victoria and Holborn.
Planning application has been submitted to Camden Council for the 1 million square foot venture that will be developed from steel columns, pre-cast concrete panels and low-iron glass.
Providing the plans are approved, work will begin in early 2014 and complete late 2016. Some 35,000 people are expected to work in the wider development of King's Cross once regeneration is complete. It is no secret that Google like to add a personal touch of each city to their offices and we're excited to see just how extravagant they will take this venture.
"Building our new headquarters in King's Cross is good for Google and good for London," said Google UK managing director Dan Cobley. "We're committed to the UK and to playing a role in the regeneration of this historic area."
The building has been designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Director Simon Allford said: "The architectural approach, which has taken inspiration from King's Cross and St Pancras International railway stations, complements the local area's strong industrial heritage and will be a building London can be proud of."
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