Google will not reopen its startup space Campus located in London after it was forced to close its doors during the pandemic.
Google claimed that it will continue to play its part in supporting startups, but does not need a physical space to do so. It added that the startup community does not need a dedicated workspace, but rather access to resources such as mentors and business-building programs.
Campus London is one of many Campus locations worldwide, and was opened in 2012 by Google employee Eze Vidra.
The space was located in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London and was seen as the heart of London’s Tech City. It featured a coworking space, a cafe, an event space and was used by numerous startups.
“When I first set foot in Campus London in 2012, it felt like magic,” said Marta Krupinska, head of Google for Start-ups U.K. “It’s played a pivotal role in making London such a successful start-up ecosystem and after almost 10 years, a new chapter opens. So much to celebrate, and still so much work to do.”