Google remains aware that the working landscape has changed during the pandemic, especially in relation to working in an office. The plan, according to the company, is to let employees use a hybrid model.
“We believe that the future of work is flexibility,” Ronan Harris, Google’s UK and Ireland boss, says. “Whilst the majority of our UK employees want to be on-site some of the time, they also want the flexibility of working from home a couple of days a week. Some of our people will want to be fully remote. Our future UK workplace has room for all of those possibilities.”
Google CFO Ruth Porat said: “We have been privileged to operate in the UK for nearly 20 years, and our purchase of the Central Saint Giles development reflects our continued commitment to the country’s growth and success.”