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This article was published on November 5, 2013


Google wants a new design for its ultra-ambitious London HQ, and could delay it until 2017

Google wants a new design for its ultra-ambitious London HQ, and could delay it until 2017
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Google’s mooted move to a new super-cool UK HQ near London’s King’s Cross could be delayed, after the Internet giant decided against using Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ (AHMM) original designs.

While the plans had provisions for the all the usual Google quirkiness, including a swimming pool and roof-based athletics track, Property Week now reports that Google is going for more ambitious premises for its UK base, and “push the boundaries of office design.”

The full details of what Google’s aiming for now aren’t yet clear, but it is likely that the completion date will be moved back from 2016 to 2017. It’s believed that AHMM are still on board for the project.

Google goes back to the drawing board on King’s Cross