Global Powerhouses Relocate to North London
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, 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.
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
- BNP Paribas Real Estate
- Argent LLP
- The Art Fund
- Glass Canvas
- Finnish Institute
- The Office Group
- PRS for Music
Property in North London
Perfectly placed just a two minute walk from Mornington Crescent Tube station, Galliard's prestigious Platinum Collection development, Carlow House offers 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.
This development is now sold out. To find out more about Carlow House, view the development on our website.
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 comprising an elite range of one, two and three bedroom apartments and six superb townhouses.
Each property at Silver Works boasts access to a private balcony, terrace or garden, whilst residents 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 are just 10 minutes’ walk away.
This development is now sold out. To find out more about Silver Works, view the development on our website.
Are you interested in other powerhouse areas? Take a look at The Stage, Shoreditch in London's new 'Tech City'.