Google plans new headquarters in London

London-based architecture practice AHMM has submitted plans for approval of a new HQ for Google in London. If approved, work on the GBP650 million project will start in 2014 to be completed in 2017.

The scheme, located in King’s Cross, occupies 1 million square foot and reaches up to 11 storeys at its highest point. During its construction, it is expected to generate 1,500 jobs. When completed, the building will occupy 1,000,000 (gross) square foot, including approximately 50,000 square foot of retail space at ground level and 725,000 square foot of office space to house all London-based Google staff currently located in premises in Victoria and Holborn.