Google is to open a communal workspace in East London for tech start-ups.
The ‘Campus’ in Tech City will offer work stations, events space and relaxation areas.
Search engine giant Google has announced it will open a new communal workspace for tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in East London within weeks.
Close to Silicon Roundabout, the seven storey building in Shoreditch will offer office space, relaxation areas, events space and meeting rooms to a range of online firms. The California-based firm acquired the property at 4-5 Bonhill Street, which is set to be known as the ‘Campus’ back in September last year on a 10 year lease.
Plans for the “entrepreneur community” are thought to include 200 desks, table football tables and small wooden booths for more sensitive projects. In additon to offering work space to external companies, it’s believed the search company will also have staff present within the building to give tips and advice to budding businessmen.
Commenting on the new “internet university”, Google said in a statment: “In the coming weeks, Google, working with a number of partners, will officially open Campus – Silicon Roundabout’s largest co-working space and entrepreneur community. East London’s Tech City is already home to hundreds of world-leading developers, entrepreneurs and ideas.”
“It is rapidly developing into an exciting centre for tech startups. Campus’ goal is to fuel the success of the UK startup community. Let’s fill this town with startups…”
Letting prices have not yet been announced for the 250,000 sq ft Campus which is expected to open in March.