The rise of flexible working and the phenomenon of renting desks rather than whole spaces is changing the way commercial property is managed.
It’s likely that an increasing number of large commercial spaces will be altered and converted into smaller units. These would be designed specifically to attract smaller tenants, including sole traders, start-ups and SMEs. Continue reading →
Richard Carr reviews a new development project, which will look to offer affordable office space in the UK’s most prosperous city.
High office space demand
Does London have affordable office space?
London is the UK’s economic heart with its lucrative finance and technology industries. Figures show that London is one of the largest city-economies in the world, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of £565bn, which is roughly 17% of total UK GDP. Many companies have a base in this prosperous city, making demand for London office space extremely high.
Strong demand has pushed average London office rents to new heights. Prices in premier London commercial locations can be particularly high. According to Business Zone, for instance, the West End has the highest office rental prices in the world, at an average of £100 per square. For many firms, especially smaller enterprises, office space in some parts of London is simply unaffordable.