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Google HQ by AHMM
09 Sep 2013

Google go-ahead for AHMM

Words by  Photo by AHMM
  • Architect: AHMM
  • Client: Google
  • Location: King's Cross, London, UK

Camden council has granted AHMM planning permission for Google’s Kings Cross HQ. The plans, reported in our August issue, reveal the details of the £650 million project, which will include 67,400sq m of office space, accommodating 4,500 Google staff. Construction will start early next year on the project, which will include a rooftop swimming pool and running track.

BNP Paribas also have development plans for the King’s Cross Central Development site with 32,500sq m of offices, set to be completed by 2015.

Original story, published July 2013:

AHMM has unveiled designs for its £650m Google HQ in King’s Cross, which aims to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum ratings. The 330m-high building will be made from steel columns, pre-cast concrete panels and low-iron glass to reference the area’s industrial architecture. The steel frame and cross-laminated timber panels used on the inside will be a first for a modern building of this scale. Its 67,400sq m of office space will house all London-based Google staff, with completion scheduled for 2017.

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