A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014.     REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Google says it will expand operations in London

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Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it will expand its London offices to eventually accommodate 7,000 employees, up from around 4,000 at the moment.

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The expansion involves the addition of a 10-storey building to its Kings Cross campus in north London, the company said in a statement.

"We are committed to the UK and excited to continue our investment in our new King���s Cross campus," said Sundar Pichai, Google chief executive officer.

Britain's finance ministry said Google's announcement was a "big vote of confidence" in Britain's position as a global tech hub.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; editing by Stephen Addison)