London - Facebook is in negotiations to lease a new London office close to
the planned headquarters of Google, two people with knowledge of the
The company plans to lease at least 400 000 square feet of space at the King’s Cross Central development, where
Alphabet will develop its new UK headquarters, the people said,
asking not to be identified because the talks are ongoing. The size of
the lease could change and it’s not certain a deal will be completed,
A spokesperson for Argent, which is developing the project, and a
representative of Menlo Park, California-based Facebook declined to
The world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and
Amazon.com, have leased major new offices in the UK capital,
lured by the abundance of skilled young workers.
Apple plans to move
staff into a new London headquarters at the Battersea Power Station
project, and Amazon has recently begun moving staff into a new UK base
in the Shoreditch district on the edge of the City of London.
Facebook has already signed an agreement to lease a UK office close
to Oxford Street. The company chose not to exercise an option to lease a
third, smaller property on Oxford Street, developer
Great Portland Estates said in January.
There is about 800 000 square feet of office space still available at
the King’s Cross development across several planned buildings. The
largest is 11-21 Canal Reach, which will have about 400 000 square feet,
according to the development’s website.
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