The plans for Google’s new King’s Cross office space 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 of the King’s Cross office space 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 King’s Cross office space, 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.’
Being arguably the best known brand around the globe, Google are seemingly working hard to protect their huge reputation and this extends to their offices. As a company who pride themselves on their employee focused ethos, their office space must both inspire creativity and ensure staff well-being. It seems the King’s Cross office space just didn’t meet Google’s world class standard.
As new plans are discussed Londonoffices eagerly anticipate the improved design. We look forward to being wowed once more by Google’s extraordinary office interiors.
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