Exclusive: Consultant to work on Google’s £300m new European headquarters in Kings’s Cross

Google HQ - King's Cross

Site of Google HQ in King’s Cross

Davis Langdon has landed the role of cost consultant on Google’s £300m UK headquarters in King’s Cross, north London.

The consultant, part of Aecom, has been working with developer Argent on the wider 67-acre redevelopment of King’s Cross, but had to tender separately for the Google HQ job and win approval from Google. Bam Construct was appointed preferred bidder for the main contractor role on the 1 million ft2 scheme last month, overcoming competition from Skanska and Carillion.

The site is located immediately to the north of the new concourse at King’s Cross station and sits to the east of King’s Boulevard and south of the Regent’s Canal.

The Allford Hall Monaghan Morris-designed building ranges in height from seven to 11 storeys and will include retail units, with shops, cafes and restaurants.

Jason Prior, global head of buildings and places for Davis Langdon’s parent company Aecom, said that the Google contract was an “important one” to win.