Google’s New £1B London HQ Dubbed “Landscraper”

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Plans of Google’s new London headquarters reveal a surprisingly classic and sober look.

Google has officially submitted plans for a new purpose-built 11-storey London headquarters that will cost £1 billion.

Scheduled for construction next year, it will be the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the United States.

Stretching parallel to the platforms of London King’s Cross railway station, the building will have the potential to house more than 7,000 Google employees and will include an entire “wellness centre”.

From gyms, massage rooms, a swimming pool, four cafes and a rooftop garden that will grow everything from strawberries to sage as well as have a running track, the building – dubbed a “landscraper” – looks set to have it all.

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What’s more, the building plans also show space for 686 bikes, with just four car parking spaces, as well as solar panels on the roof in a bid to boost sustainability.