KONE wins order for Google’s UK headquarters development in London

KONE wins order for Google’s UK headquarters development in London

KONE Corporation has won an order to equip Google's new UK headquarters building, KGX1.

The 11-storey-tall and 312-metre-long "landscraper" will run parallel to the platforms of London's King's Cross railway station in England and will sit at the heart of a campus for 7,000 Google employees.

"We're very pleased to welcome KONE to the KGX1 family and look forward to working with them to bring our project to life," said Andrew Martin, director, Real Estate and Construction, EMEA, Google.

KONE will work closely with Google to help create a smart building with efficient people flow. Of the 38 lifts to be delivered, 35 are KONE MonoSpace® passenger lifts. The deal also includes two KONE TravelMaster™110 escalators. The lifts will utilise the KONE Destination control system to shorten journey times, and KONE E-Link will enable all the vertical transport equipment on the campus to be monitored remotely in real time.

"Designing and delivering our people flow solutions for this innovative 'landscraper' in such a busy area of London means a whole new concept of working. We're thrilled that our innovative people flow solutions, quality and track record helped us win this order," says Thomas Hinnerskov, executive vice president, KONE Central and North Europe.

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