WAN Awards Calendar 2017

SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2017

SEARCH   
 
Previous Next
 

Google HQ, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 17 Nov 2016
 

Google selects BIG & Heatherwick

 
Google HQ by BIG & Heatherwick Studios in London, United Kingdom
Google 
 
Google HQ by BIG & Heatherwick Studios in London, United Kingdom
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios are confirmed as the architects for Google's new Headquarters at Kings Cross in London 

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, has confirmed that Google plans to build a new purpose-built building on its King’s Cross campus—the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the United States. The new building joins a growing Google campus at King’s Cross—the campus will eventually house 7,000 employees across three offices in more than 1m sq ft.  

The ten story, 650,000 sq ft building will be an integral part of Google's rapidly developing community in one of the most exciting parts of London.

"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google’s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King’s Cross. The Silicon Valley startup garage meets the London train sheds in a building that couples clarity with eccentricity and anchors innovation with heritage.“ Bjarke Ingels & Thomas Heatherwick.

The building will complement Google’s existing commitment to the 67-acre King's Cross Estate. Google will eventually occupy three buildings in the area, including the recently occupied 380,000 sq ft development at 6 Pancras Square, which has desk space for approximately 2,500 Googlers. Construction on a second building that Google will lease began earlier this year, with Google set to take occupancy in 2018.

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, said “Here in the UK, it’s clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational institutions, and passion for innovation we see all around us. We are committed to the UK and excited to continue our investment in our new King’s Cross campus.”

Nick Myall

News editor

Key Facts

Client
Status On Going
Value (m€)
BIG & Heatherwick Studios
 
WAN Business Information
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site