The plans for Google’s new HQ in King’s Cross have reportedly been ripped up – with Google co-founder Larry Page indexing the intended design under “boring”.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the new plans will seek to make the exterior of the building as vibrant and striking as the office interiors Google is renowned for creating.
While the original plans included a rooftop swimming pool, climbing wall and even indoor cycle paths – the UK team’s vision was apparently too short term, with the tech-mogul ordering them to revise the design to produce a building that would be iconic and stand the test of time.
Given that the £1bn project was due to be ready-to-go by 2016, the development will now face yet more delays. Questions remain however if Camden Council, who gave the go-ahead to the original plans, will be as keen on outwardly “Googly” alternative.
Confirming Google’s commitment to establishing office space in King’s Cross, Joe Borrett, who overseas the search giants European Real Estate, was quoted as saying:
‘King’s Cross is Google’s future home in London. As we raise our ambitions on what we can achieve in developing our own building, this will inevitably take some additional time. We look forward to working with our partners and local community as our new designs come together.’