Silicon Roundabout office space
Silicon Roundabout Key Facts
- Silicon Roundabout is London’s new technohub cluster by Old St Roundabout and Shoreditch High St
- Underground and Mainline rail services are provided by Old St and Shoreditch High St Station
- The UK Government earmarked £50M of investment to encourage infrastructure development
- A few occupiers include Tug Search, Last FM, Moo Print, Milo Creative and Poke London. Google occupied office space there before buying its new HQ, not far away at Kings Cross.
- Networking opportunities for startups – Mikroroundabout and Silicon Drinkabout – are hosted at local pub and bars.
More about Silicon Roundabout Office Space
Silicon Roundabout is a bit like Soho was 30 years ago, when creative companies chose to set up office there because it was central, edgy and architecturally interesting. But mostly because it was cheap. As rents in Soho have risen stratispherically, there has been a migration east through Holborn, Clerkenwell and ultimately to Silicon Roundabout.
Interesting spaces are available in converted old warehouse buildings like Derwent London’s Tea Building in Shoreditch , large enough to accommodate an entire cluster of young techno, creative, media and fashion businesses. And no blue carpet tiles and suspended ceilings reminiscent of a call centre in Gwent. Silicon Roundabout Office Space has raw finishes, exposed brickwork walls, concrete ceilings and if there is air conditioning, the machinery is not hidden. Space, volume and light are what is demanded.
And critically, rent and business rates are relatively low. And companies can succeed and grow, or indeed fail, unshackled by long leases.