Google to build new UK headquarters at $1.6bn King’s Cross site

Shane McGlaun - Jan 18, 2013
Google to build new UK headquarters at $1.6bn King’s Cross site

Google is planning to move its UK headquarters to a new location located at a site in North London. Currently Google has two London offices located in Victoria and Holborn. The new facility will be located on a 2.4-acre site at King’s Cross in North London.

Google is building a new headquarters that is expected to be completed in 2016. Presumably, employees currently working for Google in London will remain in their existing offices until the new headquarters is completed. Google’s Matt Brittin said that the move was “good news for Google, London, and the UK.”

The new Google facility will be located in the King’s Cross Central development that sits on the location of a former fish, coal, and grain goods yard that spans 67 acres. The site is currently being developed and the developers plan for the site to eventually contain homes, offices, and shops. BBC News reports that Google traditionally leases overseas offices, but has begun purchasing offices over the last few years in various European locations.

Google purchased locations in Paris, Dublin, and is now buying in London. Brittin is Google’s vice president for northern and central Europe and notes that the facility is a big investment by Google. Construction on the new Google UK headquarters is expected to begin towards the end of 2013.

[via BBC]

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