October 23, 2017

Google submits plans for King’s Cross campus building and rooftop garden

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Google has submitted an application for planning permission to Camden Council for its proposed King’s Cross Campus in London. This building will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the United States.

The project is made unique by the huge rooftop garden with trees and other greenery planted on the roof.

BDP is lead consultant and design delivery architect for the project, and we are also working on the workplace planning, interior and lighting design.

Construction on the purpose-built 11-storey building, comprising more than 1 million sqft, of which the company will occupy 650,000 sqft, will commence in 2018. The building, designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will feature a natural theme, with all materials sourced through Google’s healthy materials programme.

This new building, combined with the current building at 6 Pancras Square and an additional third building, will create a  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.

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