New Google office block gets go ahead - swimming pool and running track included

Google has won local government approval to build its new U.K. headquarters next to King’s Cross train station in London.

Bloomberg News reports that Camden borough council unanimously approved the 85,800-square-meter (920,000 square-foot) building at a meeting late Thursday.

The project on 2.4 acres (1 hectare) will have a swimming pool and a running track on the roof and space for as many as 5,000 workers, according to a filing to the borough.

Google expects to move into the building, which will be seven to 11 stories, in 2015 after it agreed in January to buy the land from King’s Cross Central, the Mountain View, California-based company said at the time. Construction is due to start at the end of this year.

About 16 stores will also be built on the ground floor of the new building. Kings Cross Central will own the shops as part of the deal with Google, according to the filing

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