London office space comes in all shapes and sizes, depending on what you are looking for, according to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
In describing the various different areas of the capital where businesses may wish to situate themselves with a shared or serviced office, Iain Smith, spokesperson for the LCCI, started off with Westminster.
Describing it as the “powerhouse” due to its proximity with parliament and a genuine sense of activity and business, it is seen by many as the heart of London.
Other areas include financial centres such as Canary Wharf and the City of London, where businesses in that sector may find office space is indispensible.
Situating an office in an appropriate area is an important consideration and should not be taken lightly, as being close to significant neighbours can put a firm right at the heart of the sector.
Areas which are seen as up-and-coming within creative and artistic circles include Tech City, Silicon Roundabout and east London, so if that’s the ethos of your business then that’s where you want to be.
This year will see extra hype being attached to office space anywhere near the Olympic site, which could be great for the prestige of some businesses, but not fit the day-to-day workings of others.
If plans to extend the Northern line go through then there is potential for another emerging area to come out of it in terms of office space.
Mr Smith said: “That could be a new chance of public investment there – and that can be another kind of creative hub. I know that’s what a lot of people would like to see.”
All in all the options for office space in London are exponential and it is just a matter of finding the right location in which to base the specific requirement of a business.
The first tentative beginnings of the LCCI began in 1782 and by 1881 it had 130 members and then over 3,000 by 1892 and today it continues to go from strength to strength as an independent networking organisation.