It seems that Shoreditch may have had it’s day, as entrepreneurs pick other places in the UK to base their start-ups.
With soaring rents and a lack of choice, many are opting out of the central London way of life and are moving further afield. Research shows that the number of new companies launching in London fell by a third (15,620 to 10,280) in 2015 , citing high rents as one reason for the drop (http://www.itpro.co.uk/).
Many start-ups are choosing other neighbouring areas of central London, and the most popular of these has been Croydon!
It’s coined as the new Silicon Valley, and has quickly built up an impressive reputation as the best place to launch an enterprise. The south London borough is home to more than 1000 start-ups and the fastest growing tech cluster in the capital. The business community is thriving, with countless networking opportunities and a range of start-up sites available.
With flats starting in the regions of £200,000, Croydon offers excellent value and a unique entrepreneurial atmosphere. Ultimately, affordability has played a huge part in Croydon’s success, with the council offering rent-free office space to new businesses for their first year.
That is why we are proud to introduce you to our Croydon based developments, ushering in a new era of stylish living.
One of our most special developments is Green Dragon House. This flagship Inspired Homes development is already winning awards for innovation and is designed to raise the bar on our definition of ‘brilliant living’.
In addition to high-spec, high-tech apartments, residents will have privileged access to a 10th floor ‘sky garden’ with Table Tennis, seating and BBQs as well as a Residents Lounge with 1GB hyperoptic broadband and a Pool Table. The lobby will include concierge service, postal boxes, and delivery storage. There’ll also be a Residents’ website and online noticeboard. In addition, we have secured a special discount for Inspired’s residents at Virgin Active in Croydon.
To find out more about our homes, call us on 020 8688 6552.