Construction on the purpose-built 11 storey building, comprising more than 1 million square feet, of which Google will occupy 650,000 sq ft, commenced in 2018. The building, designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will feature a natural theme, with all materials sourced through Google's healthy materials programme.
This new building, combined with the current building at 6 Pancras Square and an additional third building, will create a Google campus with the potential to house 7,000 Google employees. The new building is being developed from the ground up and will contribute to the Knowledge Quarter and King's Cross's growing knowledge-based economy.
"We are excited to be able to bring our London Googlers together in one campus, with a new purpose-built building that we've developed from the ground up. Our offices and facilities play a key part in shaping the Google culture, which is one of the reasons we are known for being amongst the best places to work in the industry."
Director of real estate & construction
The Strategic Asset & Facilities Management Consultancy team provided long term operational cost advice to enable Google both to plan for the operational phase of the building, but also to consider the impact of design decisions on operations.