Google Gets Approval to Build Vast King's Cross "Groundscraper" Office Complex

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has been granted all the permissions it needs in order to begin building its massive new London centre, with Camden borough council rubber-stamping the final set of paperwork and giving Google's grand design the final go-ahead.

The building will centralise all of Google's existing London teams within one 330m-long building, which will feature such fun-palace features as a rooftop running track and garden, a swimming pool, and more colourful bean bags and cushions than are contained within Ikea's UK distribution warehouse.

And now it's got an enormous building in the middle of London, perhaps Google might stop pretending it earns all of its money in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for tax purposes? [Bloomberg]