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Google Building New London HQ

Author: Adi Gaskell
Published: January 18, 2013 at 9:03 am

It's an exciting time for tech lovers in London.  In the last year Amazon, Facebook and Google have all announced new facilities in the city, while the Silicon Roundabout technology cluster has emerged as arguably the biggest tech cluster in Europe.

While the Google development last year was a relatively modest one, with the construction of a new Creator Space for YouTube developers, they have announced a considerably more hefty investment in the capital this week.

They have revealed a £1bn investment in the King's Cross area of the city that will see a new UK headquarters built.

Google purchased a 2.4 acre site located between King's Cross and St Pancras stations.  They plan to build a seven - 11 story complex on the site, with it due to open in 2016.

site for new Google HQ

When completed, staff will relocate from their existing offices in Victoria and Giles High Street.

Google will be joining other high profile migrations to the region since the Eurostar terminal was opened at St Pancras in 2007.  They will be joining Guardian Media and Central St Martin's college.


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Article Author: Adi Gaskell

A writer on management issues for publications such as Professional Manager, CMI, HRM Today, Business Works and Technorati. I also cover social media for Social Media Today, DZone and Social Business News.

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