A NORTH Yorkshire headquartered steel group has been appointed to work on creating Google’s new 11-storey UK offices in London.

Thirsk-based Severfield will provide 15,900 tonnes of structural steelwork services after winning the landmark contract for the new Google headquarters in King’s Cross.

Work on the 11-storey building is scheduled to start on site in June next year.

The new building, designed by Heatherwick Studios and BIG, in collaboration with BDP, will be home to 4,000 Google employees on completion.

The contract coup will see Severfield return to King’s Cross having already worked on a number of major projects in the area.

Alan Dunsmore, acting chief executive officer at Severfield plc, said: “We are delighted to announce that Severfield has been awarded this Google contract and are looking forward to working with Lendlease on such a high profile, iconic development at King’s Cross.

This contract win adds to our recently announced strong order book of £245m and supports Severfield’s position as the market leader with unrivaled design, fabrication and construction capabilities.

The Group has already worked on a number of key buildings in the King’s Cross area, including 3 and 4 Pancras Square, King’s Cross R1 and S2, and the new retail quarter Coal Drops Yard, which is currently under construction.”

The news comes on the back of the firm posting its interim results last month, revealing a 59 per cent increase in underlying pre-tax profits and a £245 million order book.

For the six months ending September 30, 2017, the firm saw revenues rise 16 per cent to £137.1 million, while pre-tax profits rose to £12.9 million.

More than 80 projects were undertaken during the period in key market sectors including the new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur F.C., the retractable roof for Wimbledon No. 1 Court and a new commercial tower in London at 22 Bishopsgate.

Severfield also turned around losses of £0.2 million from its Indian joint venture in the first half of 2016, to a share profit of £0.1 million from an order book £79 million. Meanwhile its UK order book stands at £245 million as of November 1.

Speaking as the results were announced Mr Dunsmore, said: “I am delighted to be reporting a strong set of results for the half year. Building on this performance, we now expect that our full year results will be comfortably ahead of our previous expectations.”