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"New homes for techies as Google moves to King's Cross"

Link to Evening Standard

"Google’s move to a million-square-foot bespoke office complex at King’s Cross Central will be the biggest UK property deal of the 21st century so far — and will cement London’s position as the technology capital of Europe.

"As London emerges from the banking crisis [sic], it is re-inventing itself. New digital hubs are rejuvenating neighbourhoods where old trades and technologies have perished. This is bringing a fresh vibe to the streets, together with designer homes for techies who want to live close to their workplace.

"... Transformation of 67 acres of blighted railway land at King’s Cross has proved a regeneration masterclass. [In comparison, Hammerson's 'regeneration masterclass' at Brent Cross is beyond rescue, even by London Communications Agency, its PR outfit.] 

"It is an entirely new district in the making, with 20 new streets and 'boulevards', public squares, restored heritage buildings, modern offices and retail space, plus 1,900 new homes, 40 per cent of which are 'affordable', available through One Housing Group." [It also doesn't have the ten-lane North Circular Road running through the middle.]

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