Tech City Expands

Co-Work Angel: Tech City continues to press North

With Tech City’s best and brightest minds trying to predict where the capital’s tech cluster will expand to next, whispers in the dark places of East London are increasingly focused on N1.

Social networkers Facebook will be joining fellow internet goliaths Twitter and Google in a move to Tech City’s northern boundaries. At the same time, some of London’s newest co-working spaces are shunning the traditional Silicon Roundabout locale in favour of pastures new.Co-Work Angel, a stunning shared work space situated a short walk from Angel underground station, has recently opened, offering top-end desk space to a variety of residents. Finished to the highest standard, the desks come with equipped ergonomic chair and lockable, integrated desk storage. Communal areas are equally enjoyable, with meeting rooms offering web video conferencing.

The back story to Co-Work’s expanding portfolio of work spaces is an interesting one. Co-founder Matt Guild explained to Shoreditch Office Space that the idea was born out of his own unsuccessful search for a working environment that suited his needs. Marrying corporate and causal atmospheres, Co-Work Angel offers an impressive space to host clients, whilst providing sufficient breakout space to promote resident interaction and cooperation.

There have already been a number of examples of current inhabitants of the Angel-based shared space collaborating on projects, benefiting from one another’s expertise and experience.The space is designed to help individuals, start-ups and SME’s who want the benefits of a co-working space without the (often inaccurate) preconceptions of informality. Co-Work Angel are unrivaled in their flexibility, taking no deposit and having a rolling monthly commitment.

As businesses grow and develop, they can expand, hassle-free, into greater desk space. This kind of environment has the potential to be the future of work space, rivaling traditional serviced offices in both price and functionality. Tech City is seeing an increasing number of co-working spaces of this kind emerging across its (admittedly blurred) boundaries.

Yet opinion remains divided over which direction the next sub-cluster will position itself in. Rainmaking Loft, whose hugely successful launch party topped off a great week for them, recently announced backing from supermarket giants Tesco. Their positioning at St. Katherine Docks suggests that there will be significant interest in Tech City’s southern frontier. A number of exciting announcements for the E1-based organisation may well pave the way for the development of a flourishing tech community by the Thames.With these advances across the Tech City area, demand continues to rise for property in East London. To learn more about these trends, and to find out how Shoreditch Office Space can help your company find the ideal work space, why not get in touch with [email protected]