“Building on our long-term commitment to the UK, we are acquiring Central Saint Giles, the site many Googlers have called home for a long time, for $ 1 billion.” Thus the vice president and managing director of Google UK & Ireland, Ronan Harris, announces the investment in the multifunctional complex that rises in the West End of London, designed by Renzo Piano. An investment that, Harris points out, “represents our trust in the office as a place for collaboration and connection between people”. Today Google has more than 6,400 employees in the UK and employed nearly 700 new people last year. In the country in 2021, the Mountain View company laid a new submarine cable, Grace Hopper, which connects the United States and the United Kingdom. “We believe the future of work is flexibility. Although most of our employees in the UK you want to be in the office for some time, you also want the flexibility to work from home a couple of days a week. Some of our people will want to be at work remotely all the time. Our future UK workplace it opens up all these possibilities, “concluded Harris.