The social media giant is understood to be finalising outline terms with King’s Cross Central, which is majority-owned by the AustralianSuper pension fund. Facebook is expected to take four buildings covering more than 700,000 sq ft, tripling the size of its footprint in the capital.
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n0/n09pdl789kh82rkh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Facebook is close to signing a deal for a new British headquarters at the King’s Cross redevelopment in London.
King's Cross is further strengthening its position as London's emerging tech hub, following previous proposed developments like Google's mega "landscraper" HQ, designed jointly by Heatherwick Studio and BIG. According to The Times and Architect's Journal, Gehry Partners is considered as architect for the new Facebook London base. Gehry and Zuckerberg go way back and have already collaborated on Facebook's Silicon Valley, New York, Dublin, and other London offices.