London office developments, particularly within the City, seem to be emerging constantly. The skyline is continuously changing and developers appear to be in competition with one another to create the next iconic landmark. However, Eccleston Yards is exciting for the exact opposite reason.
Sitting on the boundaries of Victoria and Belgravia, the site is comprised of four refurbished buildings around a central courtyard. Bringing something new and alternative, this initiative is creating a community, a social setting, and a place for business with people at the heart. Most notably, the well-known office provider Central Working is playing a vital part in its refurbishment.
What Will Central Working Bring?
Central Working will have a significant role in the regeneration of Grosvenor’s four-hectare site, Eccleston Yards. Aiming to bring a diverse and creative community to the area, Grosvenor is hoping that Central Working will entice exciting entrepreneurs to help build the location’s desired environment.
In an interview with CoStar, Charles Howard, head of commercial leasing at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We sought to recreate a new place, which would encourage new and exciting entrepreneurs to that location. Central Working is a really good anchor for us because their business model will encourage members to that space and create that campus environment.”
Central Working’s objectives are all about flexibility, communication and community. Their workspaces are for entrepreneurs and being founded by Grant Powell, someone who can personally relate to all the hardships of starting a business, they are practical and helpful to a spectrum of young companies.
Taking away the stress of a long term lease commitment, providing the support of like-minded people, people who can relate to and appreciate what you’re going through and having the aid of an enthusiastic community to help you build new concepts is what makes Central Working work.
The Regeneration of Eccleston Yards
Designed by developers BuckleyGrayYeoman, Eccleston Place will be sensitively remodelled to maintain the character of the original buildings. The region will feature landscaped courtyards, a pedestrian link to Ebury Street and 19 units for food, fashion, retail, co-working and wellbeing.
Existing shop fronts will also see new designs at ground level to ensure they are in keeping with the area’s refreshed image.
Interest in the area is abundant with available units being taken up by companies including fitness chain Barry’s Bootcamp, who will make this their fourth site in London. With Central Working providing innovative and energised work spaces, the aesthetic surrounding and the range of amenities available, this development will make Victoria an attractive option for young businesses.