Google reveals new London HQ

Google has unveiled its plans for its new Kings Cross headquarters


The internet giant has taken influence from the area’s ‘industrial heritage’ to create a £650m new hub for the company.


Employees from Google’s current locations in Victoria and Holborn will come together in the new building which will have steel columns replicating King Cross St Pancras train station.


Ground floor spacing will be dedicated to shops and restaurants, while in typical Google fashion, the rooftops will be turned into garden space.


The offices have been designed to entice people to walk between floors and will have a carbon saving of 40%. Designs also suggest cycle highways could be scattered throughout its interior.

The hub will fill 1 million square feet and will be 330 metres long. That makes it longer than the Shard is tall at 308m.

Camden Council have yet to approve the plans, but the work is due to start in 2014 and be finished in 2016.