What’s going on:
Demand for workspaces near London’s Elizabeth Line station has experienced a remarkable spike since opening last spring, according to new data from WeWork.
A survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield indicated that office rents had increased by as much as 123% between 2008, when the Elizabeth Line was granted royal assent, and 2022, when it opened.
Why it matters:
At its locations near the Elizabeth Line, WeWork reported a 28% average increase in all-access bookings between the Line’s opening in May and November 2022.
“The Elizabeth Line is unique, ideal for both Londoners and those who commute into the capital, and so as employees continue to drive the new criteria of what and where the office should be, we are sure to see significant growth along the Elizabeth Line,” said Ben Samuels, Head of Sales and Revenue, at WeWork International.
How it’ll impact the future:
The data revealed shows that demand for office space along the line could continue to grow as the transport system fully integrates into London.
According to Samuels, locations near transport hubs would become increasingly popular, particularly for those working under hybrid models.