Google announces new London office, 3,000 jobs expected

U.S. tech giant Google Tuesday 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 U.S.

The ten-story 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 .

Google’s announcement was welcomed by Britain’s finance minister, Philip Hammond, who said it signaled a “big vote of confidence” in the U.K. as a global tech hub.

The deepening commitment to London by Google comes as the government tries to reassure the business world in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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