KGX1 will be Google's UK headquarters. It is designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio and is located in King’s Cross, at the heart of one of the most exciting and recently redeveloped neighborhoods in north London. The project reflects Google’s unique approach to the creation of a large headquarters building in an urban environment. The so-called 'landscraper' is 330 m (1,082 ft) long and up to eleven stories high, with approximately 687,000 sqm of office space. The main contractor is Lendlease. Upon its completion, Google's King's Cross campus will be able to house approximately 7,000 employees, thus strengthening the economy of the so-called Knowledge Quarter, a new world-class centre for research under development in this area. KGX1 will have the world’s biggest timber and glass façade. Engineered and produced in Germany and the UK, with a total surface of approx. 23,300 sqm (250,800 sq ft).
23,300 sqm (250,800 sq ft) of timber and glass façade, made of nearly 1,000 timber mullions which span up to three floors, 1,975 glass panels, 1,675 sun blinds and 3,600 t of precast units.
OWNER: King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership
CLIENT: Google UK Limited
ARCHITECT: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
CO-ARCHITECT: Heatherwick Studio
EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT: BDP
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