Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, will work on Google’s new headquarters in King’s Cross as cost consultant and the company’s agent. Davis Langton will also be supporting the HQ’s development manager, Argent. The one million square foot building, designed by London-based architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris(AHMM), will occupy a 2.4 acre plot at the 67 acre King’s Cross development. The mammoth development will break ground later this year and is scheduled for completion in 2016.
The building, located immediately to the north of the new concourse at King’s Cross station, will range in height from 7 to 11 storeys, and will incorporate sustainable design concepts and flexible working environment for Google employees. The headquarters will sit above retail units providing a diverse range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Davis Langdon has been involved with the development of the King’s Cross Central area since 2001, when the master plan document under the title “Principles for a Human City” was created. The London Borough of Camden granted outline planning permission for the scheme in 2006. In 2008, Argent and DHL formed a joint partnership-Kings Cross Central Limited Partnership-which is the single land owner at King’s Cross. According to the development’s official site, Google’s investment in the area will help generate around 35,000 jobs and deliver some 1,900 new homes at King’s Cross.