Meta checks in at King’s Cross Hub
The end of March saw the Royal opening of global tech giant, Meta’s incredible new space at Kings Cross – a project officially opened by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on 30 March. Here, our colleague Matthew Arnott – supported by Chris Mayfield – tells us more.
As part of our specialist scope as fire engineering experts, we worked directly with Meta – the global tech group comprising renowned social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
We worked alongside the team to deliver the fit-out strategy for their impressive new building at 11-21 Canal Reach in Kings Cross. As a clear signal that the world is re-adapting back to the office-based environment following two years of COVID restrictions, it is the King’s Cross Estate’s largest office building with capacity for 4,000 Meta employees, occupying more than 620,000 sq ft of commercial space across the neighbourhood.
Despite its size it has been designed and constructed with sustainability at the forefront – it is one of the lowest embodied carbon buildings on the estate featuring 42,000 sq ft of landscaped roof gardens and terraces with central London views, which promote employee wellbeing and important local biodiversity.
We’ve also been involved in Meta’s 196,000 sq ft neighbouring 10 Lewis Cubitt Square project which is due to be delivered later in the spring, providing up to 5,000 workstations for its staff in total across the thriving King’s Cross site.
Working on behalf of Meta to deliver these fit outs has demonstrated our expertise as UK-leading fire engineers. From the intricate designs which will ensure sustainability for the long term to the focus of employee wellbeing, these buildings will play an iconic role in future development within this area.
Find out more about the project here.