Grosvenor is strengthening its enterprise hub with the opening of a co-work space in the heart of South Belgravia.
The new space confirms Grosvenor’s ambition to create a hub for innovative entrepreneurs, creative talent, start-ups and independent businesses.
Grosvenor earlier this year published a 20 year vision to transform its London estate and tackle the pressures facing the capital.
The company wants its estate in Mayfair and Belgravia to work harder for its communities and all Londoners by adapting — with more active and enterprising places that appeal to everyone.
On its 4-hectare Eccleston Yards development in South Belgravia, Grosvenor wants to create a new destination on the boundaries of Victoria and Belgravia by hosting 19 units for food, fashion, retail, co-working and wellbeing. Expected to complete in Spring 2018, the company is creating a unique mix of businesses to contribute more to London’s success.
Central Working is the UK-wide network of shared workspaces providing supportive environments for more than 3,500 businesses of all sizes. Since launching in 2011, the shared workspace operator has played an integral role in the growth of the UK's tech community. With capacity for more than 500 entrepreneurs in 26,000 square feet of space, Central Working Victoria is expected to mark a new hub of enterprise and innovation in London's West End.
Charles Howard, head of commercial leasing at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We want Belgravia to be more flexible, more open and more appealing to everyone. The signing at Eccleston Yards underlines our early commitment to this vision. With our reinvigorated retail and commercial strategy, we can create more active, integrated neighbourhoods with thriving and enterprising businesses of all sizes.
“Workspaces in Mayfair and Belgravia can adapt and support new enterprise by responding to the changing needs and aspirations of businesses, workers and residents. One of our aims for Eccleston Yards is to attract both young and established organisations by creating a complementary community that allows businesses to thrive with co-working, collaboration and knowledge-sharing. We’re delighted Central Working will be the anchor for this enterprise hub.”
Our BQ Bulletin emails will land in your inbox at 7.30am, Monday to Friday, with a mix of the latest local business news, national news, and features to inspire you. Sign up here!
Click here to read our privacy statement