Google has unveiled final plans for its luxury £1billion UK super headquarters with sleep pods, sports pitches and a rooftop ‘field’ with 200metre running track to ensure ‘wellness’ for up to 7,000 staff.
The tech giant’s 870,000 sq ft building planned for Kings Cross in London will be the first office it has designed for itself outside California.
Described as a ‘groundscraper’ because the building will be as long as the Shard is tall – designers say when completed it will be one of the best places to work in the world.
The new office has been likened to a giant playground for staff and has a half Olympic sized swimming pool, ‘wellness and fitness centre’ with a gym and a large indoor sports hall for games of basketball and football.
Its breathtaking 300 metre long landscaped roof terrace will have ‘fields, gardens and meadows’ and a large rooftop cafe providing free food and drink to allow ‘Googlers’ to ‘escape from work’ and ‘relax’.
Inside the open plan office there are ‘pause areas’ surrounded by plants, trees and ‘living walls’ of greenery – and sleeping pods if staff need a nap or stay overnight after a long day. Google unveils plans for its new £1bn London HQ | Daily Mail Online