New pictures of GBP1bn Google HQ bringing retail parade, community space and rooftop running trail to King’s Cross

Google has updated plans for its GBP1billion “groundscraper” headquarter building in Kings Cross. They show 250m of shop fronts and a community event space. Camden council has received new detailed plans that show a long parade retail units, as well as a market hall for small businesses, and a “campus” where about 4,000 people will eventually work. It added that the ground floor of our office, which runs along King’s Boulevard, is one way our ambition will be realized. We are listening to the views and ideas of residents and small businesses through partnerships with organizations like Camden Giving, which works in Camden to end poverty and inequality, and Camdenist, a local media startup. We will continue to work to ensure that the place we create is meaningful and relevant, and has a positive impact on the local community, as well as our wider outreach in the area. The building, known as KGX1, is made of timber, steel, and glass and stretches 300m along the railway tracks south of the Regent’s Canal. Plans show a swimming pool measuring 25m, a 200-metre roof running trail, and a large sports hall that offers views of London.