Hammersmith & Fulham Council is celebrating being one of the top destinations for businesses as office take up doubles in the borough.
409,000sqft of office space was snapped up by businesses in 2017 – which represents a huge increase on the 201,000sqft acquired in 2016.
The council draws attention to the boom coinciding with the unveiling of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s new Industrial Strategy, which includes a drive to provide new and more affordable workspace to bring economic growth to everyone in the borough.
“We’re determined to make H&F the go-to destination for London entrepreneurs and firms looking for office space because of our well-connected borough and our positive approach to business,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“The prosperity created in the borough must be shared by everyone not just the few. We want all local people to benefit.”
Hammersmith & Fulham Council have worked on creating more affordable co-working hubs in the borough for entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses looking to grow in the area.
One of the newest co-working spaces by Work.Life is now available at Kings House in Hammersmith Road. Occupying the ground floor, Work.Life offers hot desking and private offices.
H&F Council say they want to make H&F the best place in Europe for businesses to start up, survive and grow. Part of the council’s new Industrial Strategy includes making use of underused land and space and encouraging more investment in new office space to make it easier for entrepreneurs and start-ups to find workplaces in the borough.
Other examples of new flexible workplaces in H&F include WeWork at 184 Shepherds Bush Road in Brook Green and 12 Hammersmith Grove.
A number of new well-known businesses have moved to the borough, with ITV moving in to the offices at the former BBC building Westworks at White City Place, and All Nippon Airways and Perform Group moving into 12 Hammersmith Grove.