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Wandsworth approves 20-storey business centre

Out-Law News | 02 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm |

Wandsworth Council has granted planning permission to business space provider Workspace Group for the second phase of a major mixed-use scheme on Buckhold Road in London's SW18.

The scheme includes the construction of a 20 storey tower to comprise 77 flats and 15,000 square feet of business space as well as shops and restaurants. The first phase of the business centre will open in December and the second phase will increase the overall business space on the site to 70,000 sq ft, enabling it to house more than 120 businesses. 

“We are delighted to announce another planning approval for the second phase of our mixed use scheme in Wandsworth," said Workspace chief executive officer Jamie Hopkins in a statement. "This development will not only benefit fast growing businesses, helping to mitigate the high demand for office space, but also the wider community." 

“The mobility of the workforce is changing as digital growth increases workers’ ability to work remotely but workers are more drawn to areas with easily accessible shopping, restaurants and bars, cinemas and gyms. This new state-of-the-art development will create a business centre, providing customers with more than just space, with well designed, tailored facilities and flexible leases," Hopkins said.