Google to build new stg£1bn UK headquarters in London

18 Jan 2013

Google's Dublin operations

Internet giant Google is believed to be building a new stg£1bn UK headquarters that will span 2.4 acres in the heart of London. The headquarters, which consolidates two existing buildings, is expected to be completed in 2016.

The Guardian reported yesterday that the search engine giant has completed a stg£1bn deal to buy the site in the King’s Cross area of London.

The complex will include a seven-storey building and an 11-storey building.

In 2011, Google purchased Dublin’s tallest commercial office block, the 15-storey Montevetro office building on Barrow Street, for €99.9m.

It followed this up with the additional acquisition of the buildings that housed its EMEA headquarters, where the majority of its existing 2,000 staff have been based since 2004.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years