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10:34 am on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Technology giant Google is to move its UK headquarters following a 1bn property deal.

It has bought a 2.4 acre site at King's Cross in north London and plans to build a seven and 11 storey complex.

The US company will move staff from its two London offices in Victoria and Holborn to the new location when it is completed in 2016.

Google's Matt Brittin said the move was "good news for Google, London and the UK".

Google Acquires Land In London For New UK Headquarters [bbc.co.uk]
11:31 pm on Jan 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Does this mean they'll start paying tax here now?
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I doubt it - but it is interesting they are moving away from the area of 'Silicon Roundabout' at Old Street. There were complaints by startups there that big companies moving into the area were forcing the rents up.

I hope they spare a few dollars for the soup kitchens at Kings X.
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This move doesn't mean a change to accounting practices, but it does mean a consolidation of offices, which will allow for greater flexibility and expansion.

It's a significant investment.
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I wonder how many of those offices will be taken by ex- senior privacy and monopoly regulators?

OK, so I'm a cynic.
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moving away from the area of 'Silicon Roundabout' at Old Street

Eh? I thought their main offices are half way between victoria coach station and victoria train/tube station, on the other side of the road to the train/tube station - though I haven't been past there for 3 or 4 months.
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@g1smd they have two offices in london at the mo. The Silicon Roundabout one opened Spring 2012. Sunday Times mag had a nice article at the time, but its a paywall job so see [telegraph.co.uk ] where its mentioned.

Oddly I often walk that Victoria station to coach station route and never noticed them ! ( being a cheapskate I get the coach home !)
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Eyes right as you head for the coach. The signs are only inside the foyer - nothing outside.
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@g1smd thanks I'll have a look in next time !
 

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