This project involved the design and construction of the purpose built 11-storey structure as a new headquarters for Google, the first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the US.
The new steel-framed, structurally glazed building is being developed from the ground up and will contribute to the Knowledge Quarter and King’s Cross’s growing knowledge-based economy. The completed building’s width will vary from 60m-wide to the north to just 20m-wide to the south over its 330m length and will provide c.650,000 square feet of office space, including the roof structure which will accommodate a garden area, amenity space, a multi-use games area and a 25m pool. The structure is being developed around five concrete cores containing lift shafts, from which the floors of the frame attach and carry a proportion of the overall weight. The frame also incorporates over-arching roof trusses which, via a series of hangers, carry the weight of the extremities of each level of the structure.
King’s Cross, London
Lendlease Construction (Europe)
Bjarke Ingels Group/ Heatherwick Studio