The delivery of Google’s new headquarters building at King’s Cross has taken a major step forward with the selection of Lendlease’s Construction business in Europe as the main contractor for the project.

The new building, designed by Heatherwick Studios and BIG, in collaboration with BDP, will be home to 4,000 Googlers on completion.

Joe Borrett, Google’s EMEA Director of Real Estate and Construction, said: “Lendlease emerged from a rigorous selection process as the best choice as our construction partner at King’s Cross because we felt it shared many of our own values; a desire to challenge industry norms, a focus on innovation, and a highly collaborative approach.”

Neil Martin, Manging Director of Lendlease’s Construction business in Europe, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be appointed by Google on this landmark project. With our global construction experience, we are confident this will be as distinctive as everything else Google does.”

Source: Lendlease