The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, has confirmed the technology giant will open a new headquarters in London, in a move which could see 3,000 new jobs created.
The announcement, which involves building extensive headquarters next to Google's current site in Kings Cross, is positive news for Britain's post-Brexit prospects and further secures London's position as a key global digital hub and innovation leader.
In a speech delivered at Google’s London office this week, Sundar said: “Here, in the UK, it’s clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational institutions, and passion for innovation we see all around us. We are committed to the UK and excited to continue our investment in our new King’s Cross campus.”
London's mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the announcement, saying: “This is a vote of confidence in our great city – creating high-skilled jobs, supporting growth and demonstrating that London is open to business, new investment and talent from around the globe.
“London is one of the world’s leading technology hubs and investment into the capital post-Brexit remains robust, so Google’s expansion will further strengthen our city’s reputation as a global leader in digital technology.”
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