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Google HQ King's Cross

Facts

Location Client Size Completion
London, UK Google 60,400 sqm 2021

Project details

 

BDP is lead consultant and design delivery architect for Google's new UK headquarters at King's Cross in London alongside concept architects Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

The project utilises a large area of land alongside Kings Cross Station and comprises of over 60,400 sqm of prime office space, providing accommodation for up to 4,500 people across 11 storeys set above retail and an events and training centre at ground floor. The office accommodation will also provide ancillary spaces including cafes, a gym, multi use games area (MUGA) and pool facilities. At roof level, landscaped terraces and a running track will provide outdoor amenity and recreation space for employees.

A combination of active and passive environmental design considerations have been incorporated with the project targeting a minimum of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and LEED ‘Gold’ with an aspiration of achieving ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Platinum’ respectively. 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. This building will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the United States.

BDP are providing Cat A architectural, interior design and lighting design services.

Integrated services

lead consultant, architecture, interior design, lighting