Google buys Central Saint Giles offices in London for $1 billion

Google has announced that it has acquired its St. Giles offices for $1 billion as it continues to invest in the United Kingdom. The company said the purchase reflects “constant confidence that the office is a place for personal collaboration and communication.” In the coming years, it is planned to modernize these offices so that they correspond to new trends in work.

Google said most of its UK employees want to come into the office from time to time, but they also want to be able to work from home for part of the week, while others want to be completely remote. To meet these needs, Google is modernizing offices with collaborative spaces for personal teamwork, team pods will be introduced that can be reconfigured to better support focused work, collaboration, or both, and there will be a covered area outside for those who work. . better outdoors.

Outside of its offices, Google recently installed a Grace Hopper Atlantic cable that improves the resilience of Google services in the UK.

It also expanded its partnership with the Department of Works and Pensions to help 10,000 job seekers access free Google Careers Certificate Scholarships in various in-demand and fast-growing areas such as IT support, data analytics, project management. and UX design.