US tech giant Google today confirmed it will expand its vast campus in central London, a move a source said is expected to bring 3,000 jobs to the British capital.
Google announced it would add a new office building to a complex currently under development behind London’s King’s Cross train station, which the tech firm said would be its first wholly owned and designed building outside the US.
“Here in the UK, it’s clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational institutions, and passion for innovation we see all around us,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a statement.
“We are committed to the UK and excited to continue our investment in our new King’s Cross campus.”
An estimated 3,000 jobs will be created by the move, a source close to the matter told AFP.
The ten-storey building adds to Google’s previously-announced plans in the British capital, with 2,500 Google employees already working in one office and more due to move into a building set to open in 2018.