Google UK Ltd have struck a deal to take 160,000ft² at the Central Saint Giles building in London's West End. The multi-coloured Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, is much more than an office building.
It is a new workplace comprising office space, retail, restaurants, cafes, residential and outdoor public piazza. This deal is the largest in central London so far this year and has taken one year to complete the deal.
Matt Brittin, MD of Google UK, said: "This is a fabulous building and we'll be working hard over the next few months to fit it out in Google style, ready for some of our teams to move later in the year. As well as its size and green credentials, it has the advantage of being even closer to some of our major customers and partners. This is all part of our continued investment in our UK operations, and we're hiring rapidly across all our teams."
Simon Wilkes, Head of Development at Legal & General Property said: “We are delighted to announce that the entire office element of Central Saint Giles is now let. Given the difficult economic circumstances for UK plc, this can only be taken as a tremendous endorsement of our scheme and clear recognition of its attractions as a great place to work.”