Commercial hotspots offices property redevelopment

London’s future office hotspots

Q1 2017

Looking for a new office in London? We take a look at the upcoming commercial hotspots across the capital.

Dominic O'Loghlen

Associate, National Development and Planning

+44 20 7318 4772

Like residential property, commercial property has hotspots where development thrives and big business moves to. Here are the places in London where office developments are booming…

White City

Centred on the redevelopment of the Television Centre and White City Place, this resurgent location just a few miles from the West End and Mayfair is ideal for workers due to its handy transport links and great local amenities.

What’s new?

White City Place and Television Centre are the focus of a new office and residential development. Combined, the developments will offer over 1 million sqft of office space.

Transport links:

The Central line will have you in the centre, City or Liverpool Street in no time at all.

Also in the area:

The Westfield Shopping Centre is not far from the new developments, which will also include plenty of housing and other amenities for local workers looking to avoid the commute.

Aldgate

What was once a thriving business destination close to the West End and City has suffered in recent years. But expect a revival here and in nearby Whitechapel over the coming years with a number of boutique commercial developments in the pipeline.

What’s new?

Whitechapel Central is a mixed-use development offering 38,000sqft of commercial space, with flexible offices for SMEs. One Braham in Aldgate offers a similarly niche office development.

Transport links:

With Whitechapel on the Crossrail line, expect more developments in the area over the coming years as the new underground service opens.

Also in the area:

There are two universities here and a mixture of cultural offerings. You’re also perfectly placed for the City.

Paddington

Thanks to the Paddington Central redevelopment and forthcoming Crossrail stop, an area that had become a bit rundown is once again booming.

What’s new?

Paddington Central has revamped this once forgotten area, but there’s still plenty more space to build on. The Paddington Opportunity Area makes up the largest development area within Westminster, so expect more new offices soon.

Transport links:

Paddington’s excellent rail connections through its main station across the UK and to Heathrow will be boosted further with a new Crossrail stop.

Also in the area:

Paddington Central has great, built-in retail and leisure facilities providing everything you need on your office’s doorstep.

Nine Elms

The new Nine Elms development will boost the business community currently found in the neighbouring areas of Vauxhall and Battersea.

What’s new?

The new Nine Elms development on the South Bank will bring a massive 6.5m sqft of new commercial space – said to be the biggest commercial development since Canary Wharf. Nearly half of this (3m sqft) will be for offices. Two-thirds of it should be delivered within the next 3 years.

Transport links:

On top of Vauxhall’s underground connections, the Northern Line will be extended providing new stops at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.

Also in the area:

The new properties at Battersea Power Station will provide the perfect homes for those working in the new offices.

Tottenham Hale

At the northern edge of the city is the Tottenham Hale redevelopment scheme. Add to that a new transport hub and lower costs for offices than you’d find somewhere more central, and it’s easy to see why this will be an attractive spot for businesses.

What’s new?

The redevelopment aims to change the face of the area with hundreds of new offices. And any business taking one of these will be given a 30% business rates discount for 3 years.

Transport links:

The station has direct connections to Stansted Airport and links to Stratford City. With more investment expected in the station and plans for a stop on Crossrail 2, it’ll be easy to get to city and beyond from Tottenham Hale.

Also in the area:

The leafy green spaces of north London sit alongside the famous White Hart Lane stadium, itself being redeveloped.