Google to expand in north London

The search giant has confirmed that it will for the first time outside of the US, design its own building, in King’s Cross.

Headlines from The Evening Standard read:

“The firm’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai announced plans to build a 10-storey, 650,000 square foot complex alongside its new offices in Pancras Square”

It was also reported that the project is believed to cost in excess of £1 billion to build and will provide 3,000 jobs.

It’s a vote of confidence in London

The news was welcomed by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan:

“This is a vote of confidence in our great city – creating high-skilled jobs, supporting growth and demonstrating that London is open to business, new investment and talent from around the globe.

Chancellor Philip Hammond added:

“This is big vote of confidence in Britain’s leading position as a global tech-hub and more evidence that leading firms are choosing to invest here,”.

The future Google designed expansion will seek planning permission from Camden Council, the new building will be situated close-by its King’s Cross offices which staff moved to in June.