Google move to new sustainable office space in Cental Saint Giles development in the West End
It was recently announced that Google has rented 160, 000 sq ft of office space in London’s sustainable Central Saint Giles development in the West End; London’s greatest letting deal this year. They will move into the property later this year and pay an annual rental price of approximately £10.4 million.
Google has already made plans to expand further in California and will now have offices in both Buckingham Palace Road, near Victoria Station and the West End. Further office space was necessary in order to house a surge of new Google recruits (Noogles). The company’s global workforce has grown by about a third since 2009 and in January 2011, they employed more people than ever before.
Central Saint Giles
Central Saint Giles comprises of office space, retail, restaurants, cafes, residential apartments and a central landscaped piazza. There are also attractive winter gardens on every floor and 80% of heat in the development is generated from renewable sources (biomass), 90% of demolition materials are also being recycled 60% of rainwater falling on the office roofs and piazza will be collected and used. This is office space with an excellent BREEAM rating.
Central Saint Giles was designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano who also designed London’s iconic ‘Shard’ building, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Piano has received around 30 awards from the period 1978- 2000, including the prestigious Pritzker architecture prize which he received in the White House, Washington DC in 1998.
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