Google has selected a 2.4-acre site that is prominently positioned between King’s Cross and St Pancras railway terminals offering the firm excellent local and international transport connections. The 7 to 11 storey building will incorporate shops, cafes and restaurants on the lower levels.
The office space above has been designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) Architects to accommodate Google staff from across two existing London office rentals.
Matt Brittin, Google’s vice president for Northern and Central Europe hailed the deal as "a big investment by Google" that shows their further commitment to the UK, "where computing and the web were invented."
Brittin continued, expressing his belief that the deal will be mutually beneficial for all involved, "It’s good news for Google, for London and for the UK.”
Subject to final planning consent from Camden council, construction will be able to commence later this year and is scheduled for completion in 2016. Argent Ltd will act as the development manager, overseeing the buildings completion on behalf of Google and the KCCLP.
Google is currently based in offices in Victoria and Holborn. The internet search giant has its UK HQ on Buckingham Palace Road, where it rents Belgravia office space. In addition, another team of staff operates from a Midtown office rental within the flamboyantly decorated Central St Giles office development.