Google’s new London office, is set to open just in 2016. According to the project, the building which ranges in height from 7 to 11 storeys, will include a swimming pool on open air and incredibly beautiful small park on the very top of the building.
The company’s employees will have numerous variants to have a rest at their work. Thus, they will enjoy an indoor football pitch and a climbing wall in the office.
The office will occupy 2.4 acres of land between Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, reports claim.
When the deal was announced at the beginning of the calendar year, analysts named it one of the biggest commercial property acquisitions in Britain.
Sources familiar with the matter told the media that the Internet searching company will spend £650 million ($1.05 billion) to buy and develop the site, with an eventual worth of £1 billion.
Commenting on Google’s decision to locate their UK headquarters at King’s Cross, Matt Brittin, 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.”
Speaking of the agreement, 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.”
He went on, adding: “King’s Cross is now recognised as a superb office location. With One and Two Pancras Square under construction, providing around 200,000 square feet of grade A flexible space, we expect to make further announcements of new lettings at King’s Cross soon. I would like to thank the whole team involved in this agreement.”
According to the King Cross webside, delivery of the building will be managed by Argent (King’s Cross) Ltd on behalf of Google and the KCCLP.
David Partridge, Director at Argent (King’s Cross) Ltd said of the upcoming deal:
“It is a great privilege to take forward what we believe is London’s largest office requirement in recent years. The team led by Nick Searl have done a brilliant job to get this over the line and are very excited by the opportunity to design and build a world class, sustainable HQ for one of the world’s leading companies.”
“This is clearly a major step in delivering our vision for King’s Cross and will provide a catalyst for developing the next phase of this unique 67 acre central London location, which will create around 35,000 jobs and deliver over 1,900 new homes,” he estimated.
Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council agreed with her colleagues, saying of the purchase:
‘’This is excellent news for Camden and a great way to start 2013. I’m looking forward to welcoming Google to King’s Cross and to working with them to ensure this investment by a global brand directly delivers local jobs and supports the local economy in Camden.’’