Google reveals its plans for London HQ by BIG and Heatherwick


Two years after inviting Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to design its new London campus, Google has submitted a planning application for a building featuring a huge rooftop garden, a running track and a swimming pool.

Google submitted an application to Camden Council this week for a 93,000-square-metre structure – one of three buildings that will form a campus for up to 7,000 of the company’s employees at King’s Cross.

Ingels’ firm BIG and Heatherwick Studio are collaborating on the project.

“Our design for the new Google Campus at King’s Cross is rooted in the local character of the area, taking advantage of the contextually defined building envelope while creating continuously cascading work environments that will connect Googlers across multiple floors,” said Ingels.

not been set but is already long overdue, given that Google’s first scheme was granted planning permission back in 2013.Google, CEO Larry Page allegedly branded the old scheme ‘boring’, prompting the redesign by BIG and Heatherwick.



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