Internet behemoth Google has given the British economy a massive vote of confidence after unveiling plans to expand its presence in North West London's King's Cross.

The search engine already has a new office at Pancras Square but will bolster its square footage by an additional 650,000 sq ft with a new 10-storey building that will sit adjacent to its existing building. 

Not only will the new office create jobs within the tech sector, the project - expected to cost in the region of £1 billion - will create jobs in construction and design industries, further enhancing the local job market.

Google's announcement came with a glowing endorsement from the company's chief executive, who commented: "Here in the UK, it's clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational institutions and passion for innovation we see all around us. We are committed to the UK and excited to continue our investment in our new King's Cross campus."

The redevelopment of King's Cross has provided a welcome boost to North West London, providing a new employment, social and residential hub alongside the already excellent transport links. The continued investment from Google is not only indicative of the confidence in our economy, but also a 'seal of excellence' for King's Cross.