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I’ve only very recently blogged about the suspected Crossrail delay, where I said:

“The new rail services will open probably, hopefully, by the end of 2019! However, rumour has it there could be further delay until 2020…”

Within only a day or so of that comment, Crossrail issued a press release saying that there would definitely be further delay until Summer 2020 or even maybe Spring 2021! So, sadly this life-changing transport addition will not have its great effect for quite a while yet.

However, I did make some suggestions about outlying office locations that will soon become acceptable low-cost options. Travel times will be massively reduced by Crossrail (aka the Elizabeth line). As a consequence, the new line will transform previously peripheral areas into genuinely viable business locations.

I had intended to give you some comparisons between typical journey times now and the Crossrail effect (once it finally opens!) So, here are a few examples:

Journey Examples Pre-Crossrail Post-Crossrail
Route Data from Crossrail
Ealing Broadway to Tottenham Court Road 24 minutes 13 minutes
Heathrow Central to Farringdon 50 minutes 30 minutes
Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street 18 minutes 6 minutes

So look beyond the Crossrail delay. Consider planning ahead with your London office space, as these huge time-saving results could be very relevant indeed!

More Crossrail delay is infuriating, but the benefits are clear!

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About Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

Michael - founding partner of Find a London Office - started in the London property market in 1970. Michael has developed extensive knowledge of the locations, the owners, the rental values, and - most importantly - has developed very solid contacts with the other agents working in the hub of the conventional office market, giving him a considerable advantage both sourcing office space, and negotiating the best possible terms for the tenant.

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