WITH ONLY a week to go until the curtain rises on the London 2012 Olympics, athletes, tourists and dignitaries alike have begun pouring in to our capital. In true British fashion, the talk this week has focused on the negatives, such as the lack of security and the length of the opening ceremony. It’s therefore heartening to know that our travel woes may be eased somewhat by the unveiling of the Waterloo Station revamp on Tuesday.
The £25m refurbishment boasts a new 220m long balcony which is set to add a further 20,000 sq ft of retail space, as up to 300,000 passengers prepare to pass through the station each day. This will boost the value of office space in the vicinity, as Waterloo looks to capitalize on the south side developments further down the Thames at London Bridge. With this in mind, Search Office Space would like to offer you a preview of some of the most prestigious office suites south of the river.
i2 Office on Mitre Passage, Greenwich:
London Bridge is just a short train ride away, while other corporate centres around Waterloo, Canary Wharf and London’s east end are also easily accessible. The exterior is an attractive patchwork of polished blue glass, while inside offers a spacious and bright business space with a BREEAM eco rating of ‘Excellent’.
Facilities include ‘superfast’ broadband and wireless headsets, impressive conference suites, a concierge service and floor to ceiling windows.
Citibase on Gunnery Terrace, Woolwich:
This stylish office space is located in the prestigious Royal Arsenal development in Woolwich, London and boasts stellar transport links to both The City and Canary Wharf, as well nearby London City Airport.
The interior is full of clean white lines, split by vivid red furniture and original feature walls.
Citibase also boasts a plethora of serviced facilities including a fully manned security and reception service, comprehensive IT and communications network and executive boardrooms that are sure to leave a lasting impression on clients.
Alpha House on Borough High St, London Bridge:
Transport links to this fully serviced office could not be more comprehensive, with London Bridge Station just a minutes’ walk away, offering quick access to both The City and Canary Wharf business centres.
The exterior is an imposing façade of steel and glass that hides the elegant decking to the back of the property, while the interior is a sleek mix of open plan office space and executive conference suites.
3 More London Riverside on Tooley St, Southwark:
This impressive riverside office space, part of the comprehensive More London redevelopment, is housed in a beautifully designed glass structure overlooking both City Hall and Tower Bridge. London Bridge Station is only a five minute walk away, providing unbeatable access to both The City and Canary Wharf business centres.
The exterior is a blend of clean lines that open out on to a luscious green courtyard, while inside the property boasts floor to ceiling windows in a functional, open plan office space.
These business suites are boosted by the addition of comfort cooling technology, as well as a top of the range IT and communications equipment and convenient catering and administration services.
Waterloo Business Centre on Waterloo Road, Waterloo:
Conveniently placed just two minutes’ walk from both Waterloo Station and Southwark tube station, this office space gives clients the opportunity to travel efficiently across both the city, and beyond to the entire south of the country.
The Southbank is just around the corner with its series of attractions including the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall and The Tate Modern.
Inside, the property is bright and airy with a simple colour scheme and top of the range office furniture. Facilities at this fully serviced office space include comfortable lounge and refreshment areas, as well as professional conference suites and even shower facilities for employees on the go.