Central Working co-work space to launch in Paddington
Source: Lyndon James
Shared workspace provider Central Working has teamed up with British Land for a second time to open a site in Paddington Central. Due to open in May this year the new Central London site intends to help "support and nurture" businesses in the area. The new site, which will occupy the ground floor of 2 Kingdom Street and marks Central Working’s seventh UK location.
The Paddington club follows Central Working’s recent announcement that it is partnering with Cambridge University to open the UK’s largest innovation space next year.
Launched in 2011 by James Layfield and Steve Pette, Central Working offers an office membership model for one person companies, start-ups and bigger businesses, and houses over 1,200 businesses in its various sites including Angry Birds developer Rovio and $1bn cloud communications company Twilio.
James Layfield, CEO of Central Working, comments: “Shared workspaces were seen as the domain of the start-up, but we firmly believe that companies of all sizes are starting to see the benefits of these vibrant, driven communities. The way that business works is evolving and we are proud to be leading the way in the UK with partners such as British Land.”
Paddington Central is an 11 acre mixed use estate in London’s West End comprising seven separate modern buildings, and a retail and leisure cluster, totalling 1.2 million sq ft.
The Central Working office space is situated in an area that is well served by Paddington Station, a major London rail and tube interchange with excellent connections to Heathrow airport via the Heathrow Express which will further benefit from the opening of Crossrail in 2018. Paddington will be one of only three Crossrail stations in the West End, which will improve connections from the West End to the City and Canary Wharf.