Hammersmith & Fulham has cemented its place as one of the top destinations for businesses to move to in London.
Businesses snapped up 677,000 sqft of office space in H&F last year, which was a huge increase on the 409,000 sqft acquired in 2017 and three times higher than the 201,000 sqft total in 2016.
Some of the biggest names in the business world are already based in the borough’s thriving local economy.
It includes ITV, which has decided to remain in White City and not move back to its South Bank studios and Harrods, which is expanding its HQ in Hammersmith Road alongside Victoria Beckham a.k.a Posh Spice, who has also set up her fashion house HQ on the same road, to name but a few of the movers and shakers in H&F.
The council is also delivering more affordable office workspaces and co-working opportunities for local emerging entrepreneurs and small start-ups.
“H&F continues to grow in popularity with both new and established businesses as we look to provide more office space and affordable co-working locations in the borough,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.
“We want to make H&F a place where everyone can flourish as we help local businesses to start, strengthen and succeed on our way to making the borough the best place to live, work and play in Europe.”
The office space boom is a result of the council’s Industrial Strategy (pdf) which aims to bring economic prosperity to everyone in H&F.
The latest flexible workspace in the borough is Spaces Hammersmith at 77 Fulham Palace Road.
Just a short walk away from Hammersmith underground station, Spaces will occupy the ground and first floor of the new Foundry building when it opens in February.
The co-working space offers everything from a meeting room to host clients to a workstation with more than 900 dedicated desks and 24 co-working desks.
Richard Morris, UK CEO of Spaces said: “H&F is a prime location in London for businesses and H&F Council are helping to provide more flexible co-working spaces for start-ups and entrepreneurs such as the Hammersmith Foundry.”
Here are some of the most affordable places to hot desk or rent a space in H&F:
Uncommon Fulham at 126 New Kings Road offers day passes starting from £20 with no strings attached.
Spread over four floors, the dog-friendly Uncommon Fulham includes a dedicated café lounge and hot desking area.
The Dawes Road Hub in Fulham offers desk space from £13 a day for charities, social businesses and enterprises.
Located in a former school building in Dawes Road, the modern shared office space is a short walk away from Fulham Broadway underground station.
There are also meeting rooms which are available from £15 an hour and £30 an hour for board rooms. Plus, space for holding training courses, seminars and presentations.
Rentadesk West at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
So it’s a great option if you prefer working in the evenings with a hot desk deal starting at £75 per week.
On the ground floor of Kings House at 174 Hammersmith Road, Work.Life offers hot desking and private offices.
While Huddle at 3 Shortlands, just off Hammersmith Road, is offering two free months of membership when you sign up for a three-month contract.
There are also some affordable spaces available in Britannia House at 11 Glenthorne Road, which is just a two-minute walk from Hammersmith Broadway underground station.
Find out about business support in H&F.
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