Central Working, the shared workspace provider, is launching a new site in London, Paddington this May.
The new site, which will be developed in partnership with British Land, will be situated on the ground floor of 2 Kingdom Street. Central Working’s seventh UK location, the site aims to “support and nurture” local business.
James Layfield and Steve Pette began Central Working back in 2011. The company has since been the recipient of several plaudits, including startups.co.uk’s Service Business of the Year 2013. Providing office membership for freelancers, startups, and SMEs, Central Working works with over 1,200 clients – including developer Rovio, Angry Birds, and unicorn ($1bn valuation) cloud communications company Twilio.
“Shared workspaces were seen as the domain of the startup”, says Layfield, Central Working CEO. “But we firmly believe that companies of all sizes are starting toes 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”.
The new Paddington office follows Centrals Working’s recent announcement of a partnership with Cambridge University. The pair are reportedly planning to open the UK’s largest innovation space in 2017.