West London has always been the richer side of this great city. Tree-lined neighbourhoods such as Notting Hill, Chiswick and Kensington have attracted stories, romance and well-heeled visitors for centuries, while in the poorer East End, the docks were known for rough living conditions, and the smog, unkindly blown over by westerly winds.
Today, London is transformed. Access to transport links has led to surging residential and office space demand since the turn of the century and to the vast redevelopment of office space to rent.
Serviced Offices – It’s all about the West.
Compared to other parts of town, West London’s office space has grown at a more laconic pace by comparison of late, and with all the attractions and amenities that make West London one of the most sought-after places to live in the world, its comparatively affordable office space should have every business taking a closer look as they consider their post-pandemic options.
The pendulum is swinging back west with commercial property and office rental growth, and on top of the amenities, with West London one of the economic powerhouses of the UK in its own right – it’s easy to see why.
West London Facilities
White City, the iconic media and fashion destination sandwiched between The Television Centre and Westfield London has incredible new office stock such as 100 Wood Lane and Venture X White City coming to market, sitting alongside the established Media Works complex, Imperial London and the Westfield London extension. Serviced offices in West London are starting to really take hold in the area and it’s easy to see why, like Hammersmith it’s transport links are world-class with access to central London and Heathrow in under 30 minutes and like Soho and East London, the area comes with a buzz and energy that inspires. Perfect for an office space with a difference.
Hammersmith itself, long-established as the largest office space market in West London, continues to see exciting new developments come to market such as 245 Hammersmith Road and it looks to go toe to toe with the quality of space in the emerging White City market.
In Chiswick, the 1.8m square feet Chiswick Park continues to set the bar for business parks, with office quality, exceptional design, location and green spaces and facilities to rival any other offering in Europe.
Further west still, the regeneration of Brentford Docks, the new Brentford Bees stadium and new office space development in Acton and Ealing, spurred on by cross rail, are offering plentiful options to businesses considering their post-pandemic options.
Well connected. Access to West London by Transport.
For businesses with international links, the connectivity of West London has always been a huge draw. At Chiswick Park for example and you can be on the M4 in five minutes and at Heathrow in under 20 minutes. Hammersmith station gets you there in 30 minutes on the District Line. And we also have exclusive parking too. White City is just eight minutes on the underground from Paddington and the Heathrow Express.
Crossrail, now set to start carrying passengers in 2022 will also connect with West Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Acton Town. More broadly office space in West London gives you immediate access to the rest of the UK via road and rail with the M3, M4, M40 and Paddington mainline all on the doorstep.
A Thriving Business Centre.
When it comes to doing business, West London contributes a staggering £73bn to the UK economy, behind only Central London and ranking ahead of the entirety of the UK’s second-biggest city, Birmingham. Global brands such as Cisco, British Airways, GSK, Pernod Ricard and Sky call it home.
It’s the chosen base of dynamic sectors such as life sciences, pharma and tech and has a higher percentage of new businesses and start-ups than the London average according to the West London Business Group. When it comes to operating close to where your clients are, there’s a very high chance that they’re here too.
What’s more, West London is the right choice for companies looking to attract talent to their firms. It’s home to a young and diverse workforce, with 46% of residents born outside of the UK and 45% of the workforce educated to Level 3 (i.e. A-levels) both higher than the UK average.
With commuting becoming less and less desirable the smart move is to set up a base where the talent is on your doorstep.
Green Space to unwind in London.
The importance of outdoor space and its impact on mental health has become ever clearer over the last 18 months, and outdoor space is something West London can offer in droves. Basing your offices west means your employees will have abundant access to the outdoors, a boost for positivity and productivity.
West London is home to an incredible variety of protected green spaces to get a breath of fresh air and a break from your office space to enjoy a nice walk. From spotting incredible wildlife in Wormwood Scrubs, home to 100 species of birds, and nearby Richmond Park, home to over 600 red and fallow, to taking a stroll in the sun (hopefully!) along the Thames, it really is unrivalled as a place to combine business, sport and of course leisure.
West London – Home to Entertainment and Leisure Activities Galore.
West London is home to the most incredible range of entertainment and leisure attractions. Whether it’s football at Wembley, a day with the kids at The Science Museum, a night at The Hammersmith Apollo, or just world-class retail therapy at Westfield London – Europe’s largest retail destination – your after work and weekend options will never run dry.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertaining clients with members clubs and fine restaurants aplenty and as for team socials, West London offers everything from mini golf to escape experiences – what more could you want. The perfect location for a serviced office!
Venture X Workspace expansion.
With roots in South Florida, and now with 46 workspaces open around the world and another 135+ at various stages of development, it was all this and more that led Venture X to chose West London as its first home in Europe.
With Venture X Chiswick Park opening its doors in 2019 and now Venture X White City arriving in summer 2021, West London is its platform for coworking expansion across the continent like so many other American businesses before it. Venture X provides the gold-standard in serviced offices; meeting rooms; private offices; hot desks; flexible workspace; and community. Our whole team are focused around the growth of our Members, across all of our workspaces.
Venture X provides professional, flexible workspaces, meeting rooms & commercial spaces to businesses of all sizes, focussing on delivering a product and quality of service that means its Members can focus on doing what they do best – driving their businesses forward. The West London offerings from Venture X have been designed with this in mind with private offices in a variety of configurations as well as hot desks and communal workspaces should you require something more flexible.
Facilities and Support to increase your Network.
Coworking at Venture X is designed for the success of its Members – best in class I.T. infrastructure, dedicated community management team, beautifully designed, functional workspace – but also the chosen locations. Serviced offices with a difference!
The locations & areas we pick offer amenities above and beyond those businesses will find elsewhere. Whether it’s the zipline, waterfalls and fireworks at Chiswick Park or the recording studio, wrap around terraces and shopping at White City our private venues really do offer everything. What’s more with easy access to Heathrow and our growing list of global locations you’ll find a home from home for your business wherever your travels take you.
West is Best.
It’s all about location, location, location! Whilst the buzz around the East & North London area has raged for many many years and shows no signs of abating there is a lot to indicate that now, the choice for a professional business looking for somewhere to put down roots has to be West London. The focus here is on professionalism and productivity, business growth and success. West London isn’t concerned with ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ but with what works for an employer and employees. This is reflected in the serviced offices space becoming available – top of the range facilities, larger square footage, slick and experienced staff, true networking (rather than beer pong) and a membership made up of entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals. If you’re looking for an office that is going to help your business grow then it’s clear, west is most definitely best.