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Global Powerhouses Relocate to North London

24th November 2015

Photo Credit: King's Cross station

Whilst London has now surpassed other city giants such as New York and Hong Kong in the Prime property league, it also appears to be the first choice for business with more than 40% of the globe’s biggest companies choosing to base themselves here rather than anywhere else.

King's Cross’s Regenerative Appeal

The regeneration movement has certainly taken hold in recent years with King's Cross being the latest area primed for renewal and it is predicted to absorb a vast number of new corporate residents; a far cry from the area’s desolate poverty-stricken past.

With Eurostar links, six Underground lines, three national mainline stations, various shopping outlets, galleries, cultural venues, bars, restaurants, homes and schools, its geographical positioning in the north of London also offers vast expansive spaces.  

The new King's Cross area provides companies and office workers with 3.4 million sq.ft. of workspace, plus 19 new buildings have attracted big corporations such as Google, Louis Vuitton and The Guardian Group. 

Google 

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has chosen to place its new UK headquarters at the new King's Cross site in King’s Boulevard.

Louis Vuitton 

Leading luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, has chosen to leave behind the bright lights of the West End, opting instead for the revitalised contemporary scene on offer. The French fashion powerhouse is the first to inhabit the GridIron building at One Pancras Square.

Guardian Media Group

In a statement move, media group Guardian News & Media made King's Cross their new headquarters, leaving the Farringdon area where they had been based since 1976.

Fortnum & Mason

Luxury food supplier and tea salon, Fortnum & Mason, has opened its first new store in the UK in more than 300 years at London’s St Pancras International station, comprising approximately 2,150 sq. ft.

Other companies also making the move include:

University of the Arts London

BAM

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Argent LLP

The Art Fund

Glass Canvas

Zone

Finnish Institute

The Office Group

CSC

PRS for Music

Vistaprint

Autotrader

Property

Carlow House

Perfectly placed just a two minute walk from Mornington Crescent Tube station, Galliard's prestigious new Platinum Collection development, Carlow House is set to offer convenient modern living in London's coveted NW1 postcode.

Comprising 85 luxurious loft-style one and two bedroom apartments centred around a striking four-storey atrium with a domed glass roof for added architectural pizzazz, Carlow House has been purposely designed to maximise space and comfort for an unforgettable residential experience.

To find out more about Carlow House, please click here to visit our dedicated microsite.

Silver Works

Situated in one of North London’s most rapidly regenerating residential districts, Colindale, Galliard Homes proud to present Silver Works – an exceptional new-build development set to comprise an elite range of one, two and three bedroom apartments and six superb townhouses.

Each property will boast access to a private balcony, terrace or garden, whilst residents will also enjoy the development’s extensive communal landscaped grounds. Ideal for those looking for a hub close to the city, Colindale station’s Northern line services will be just 10 minutes’ walk away.

To find out more about Silver Works, please click here to visit our dedicated microsite.

 

Are you interested in other powerhouse areas? Take a look at The Stage, Shoreditch in London's new 'Tech City'.


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