The internet super giant Google have recently made plans to open a co-working space for entrepreneurs in a seven storey building in Shoreditch. Google have decided that they are going to call this place campus as their idea is to make what they like to call an “internet university” which is a community that aims to bring companies that are just starting up together where they can rent office desk space instead of rent an unfurnished office and filling it full of expensive office chairs and desks as well as other office accessories. Not only content with renting the space Google are actually offering business advice as well to the entrepreneurs.
The building is located at 4-5 Bonhill Street, that close to the area of Silicon Roundabout. A ten year lease has been signed and they are planning to open as soon as possible. The building is going to be home to around 200 office desks and an office chair per desk with tea making areas dotted around the building for staff (tea will not be supplied!) and not only this, but there will be game stations as well. Towards the top of the building, there will be a cinema area and open plan office facilities as well.
To quote Google directly, they say that: “In the coming weeks, Google, working with a number of partners, will officially open Campus – Silicon Roundabout’s largest co-working space and entrepreneur community. Across seven floors, Campus will offer work areas, events space, chilled out relaxation points and a cafe.”
The decision was made for the 25,000 foot square building to go ahead after the government went ahead with a campaign to get more internet companies to set up their business in the East End of London.