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Google's London headquarters to be delayed, company altering design

updated 05:26 pm EDT, Thu May 15, 2014

King's Cross building delayed until 2017, Google takes design back to architect

BAM Construct, the contractor behind Google's London headquarters, announced in its annual report that the building, to be located in King's Cross, may be delayed for three years. London's Camden Council planners had previously approved a design for the 950,000 square foot design, aimed at holding 5,000 Google employees, in September 2013.

According to City AM, the report is said that the construction is pushed back to "at least 2017." Chief executive of the company, Graham Cash, said that the construction being delayed was "disappointing." Reasons for the delay can be directed at Google, who went back to alter the design with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the architects for the project.

Construction of the $1 billion (£650 million) campus was expected to begin this year, but the delay is likely tied to Google reviewing its development pipeline. The search company has been looking into construction of its Bay View campus as part of its expansion in California, which has already been delayed once.

A spokesperson for Google told City AM that "King's Cross is our future home in London. As we raise our ambitions on what we can achieve in King's Cross, this will inevitably take some additional time."

by MacNN Staff



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