King’s Cross targets small businesses and start-ups

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King’s Cross - an area of London increasingly regarded as the capital’s creative neighbourhood - has revealed plans for its largest and first purpose-built flexible office space.

The initiative to create the new office space is a partnership between King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), owners of the King’s Cross estate, and workspace provider The Office Group (TOG).

KCCLP and TOG said the plan was to produce a workspace that would “support the growing, diverse ecosystems of creative and knowledge-based organisations, smaller companies and start-ups in King’s Cross”.

The pair added that the new workspace will provide 170,000 sq ft of space designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses.

Designed by London-based architects Piercy&Company, the new building, located between Handyside Street and York Way, is one of the final commercial buildings of scale to be delivered in the area. Currently under construction, it is set to complete in 2024.

KCCLP and TOG said the building’s design will encourage connection and collaboration between businesses. It features shared and inclusive spaces, flexible event areas, plus a town hall space along with other amenities.

Robert Evans, CEO of King’s Cross, said the move was a major investment for a part of London that is already home to companies including Google and Universal Music: “It represents a step change in the way that we create and deliver workspace and how we meet the changing needs of our customers.”

Charlie Green, co-founder and co-CEO at TOG, said: “Our joint ambition is very much to focus on the King’s Cross community, providing a solution for the existing occupiers and users across the estate, as well as drawing in new businesses and visitors to the area.”

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