At present available office space in King’s Cross is at a yearly low, yet our research shows demand for the area has never been higher. With office space being scarce, would-be occupiers are finding themselves looking to King’s Cross’s neighbours for solutions to their office space needs.
The regeneration of King’s Cross has created a lot of buzz and at King’s Cross Office Space we’ve seen this excitement turn into a high level of requests.
What’s promising to see is the diverse range of businesses viewing King’s Cross as a viable option which bodes well for the future of the area – but what to do in the meantime? Luckily King’s Cross is surrounded by a number of ambitious sub-markets that together provide ample alternatives.
Here are a few examples of what you can expect to find if you broaden your search just a few miles.
Just one stop away on the Northern line and we hit our first substitute for King’s Cross. Angel is actually in an ideal location, existing equidistance between King’s Cross and Silicon Roundabout; something that could come in handy for tech and media businesses.
The Office Group
The option we’ve chosen here is a serviced office run by The Office Group and located on Angel Square. The buildings unique interior, designed by Shed architects, provides modern office space featuring bright colours, bold shapes and lots of open plan space. As well as a range of private offices the centre also offers co-working memberships and meeting space.
If you are prepared to look north of King’s Cross, there are some great options in Camden. Well known for its quirky streets and vibrant community Camden has recently seen an influx of young startups.
Work.Life and Interchange
Worklife Camden, a flexible workspace with creative offices, and Camden Interchange, a coworking centre focusing on all aspects of entrepreneur and startup life, are two of Camden’s most notable options.
Further towards the West End Fitzrovia serves up a number of properties with a different style to Angel or Camden. This peacefully attractive part of London is a good deal quieter than King’s Cross, and its properties offer an elegance harder to find in areas such as Camden.
1 Alfred Mews is one such property and currently has around 11,000 sq ft of office space available on its third floor. Recently remodelled, Alfred Mews has retained its classic features including its scenic glass wall lifts and now offers bright open plan contemporary office suites.
A similar journey but in an eastward direction will take you to Clerkenwell, our fourth alternative to King’s Cross. Due to its proximity with Old Street and Shoreditch, Clerkenwell is a slightly quirkier location than Fitzrovia and has space akin to what you’re likely to find in King’s Cross and Angel. Creative industries such as tech and media will feel more at home here, however there is still diversity in it’s occupants.
Finsbury Business Centre
Located on Bowling Green Lane, Finsbury Business centre is a boutique serviced office building. Promoting a relaxed atmosphere, the centre benefits from large break out areas and even a garden space and offers flexible agreements on a monthly basis; ideal for startups and scale ups.
Euston is the natural go-to for many when space in King’s Cross is unobtainable, due to it’s closeness and comparable transport links. The closest of all our alternatives, Euston offers spaces most similar to King’s Cross.
Recently refurbished, Tavistock House has approximately 3,400 sq ft of modern office space arranged over its fourth floor. The Grade II listed building is a prime example of some of the great conventional options that can be found on the outskirts of King’s Cross. The property benefits from a Garden Café, staff restaurant and bike and showering facilities – and what’s more, occupants receive a 25% discount on all Tavistock House conferencing facilities!