Croydon Office Space - Tipping the Work-Life Balance Scales

When choosing a location for office space, there is a huge amount to consider. As well as the features of the office space itself, the ability to attract and retain the best people has to factor in the decision-making process.

Work-life balance has become a key element when it comes to deciding where to live and work, which has made it a core consideration for employers when locating their premises. The right location will ensure that staff are able to optimise their quality of life both at home and at work, and a good work-life balance is well known to boost productivity and employee satisfaction.

When it comes to Croydon office space, there is a great deal to help tip the work-life balance scales in the right direction for employees. Let’s take a look at what is known to attract great talent to a particular area, and how Croydon fits the bill.

1. Economic growth

Evidence of positive economic growth is known to attract people to live and work in an area. Published data shows how Croydon has the second fastest expanding local economy in the UK, with a 9.3 per cent growth rate that puts its progress considerably ahead of a number of other areas.

Growth in Croydon is 3.7 per cent higher than the London average, and more than double the overall UK average. It is also responsible for the southern area of outer London having the highest rate of regional economic growth in the country, at 7.4 per cent.

2. Proximity to educational establishments

Education is always a key player when it comes to choosing a place to live and work. Strong local support for the development of skills at all levels is also a significant pulling factor.

Croydon College has invested £60 million to ensure it offers the very best, state of the art facilities in the region. The establishment offers excellent physical and online resources, allowing students to learn and practice skills in a variety of vocational and academic areas.

3. Transport links

When considering job offers, one of the most important factors for candidates is commuting. Transport links are also a vital consideration when choosing somewhere to live.

Croydon is one of London’s most well-connected metropolitan centres served by three rail stations: East Croydon, West Croydon and South Croydon, all in Zone 5.

Situated on the A23 corridor linking London with the south coast, less than 10 miles from the M25 and just 15 minutes from central London and Gatwick Airport, Croydon is ideally located for regional, national and international access.

4. Retail & Dining

Probably one of the most important factors when it comes to achieving the perfect work-life balance is being amongst an abundance of high-quality retail and dining opportunities.

Croydon is awash with a host of top end restaurants, pubs and bars and home to a thriving retail scene.

Box Park Croydon is a pop-up mall, fusing modern street food concepts with local and global brands to create a unique dining and shopping experience.

Over in Croydon’s restaurant quarter there is an outstanding range of eateries including a Michelin-rated restaurant plus global cuisine offering Italian, French, Spanish and Greek to Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and Persian, and not forgetting British, dishes.

Purley Way is a large out-of-town shopping experience incorporating a number of retail parks including Valley Retail and Leisure featuring a number of big name stores and restaurants.

The £1.4 billion Croydon Partnership project will see the town transformed into one of the UK’s top ten shopping destinations by 2023. The Surrey Street Market, trading since 1236, will also receive £500,000 for improvements.

5. Housing

With commuting becoming ever tiresome and expensive, many workers are looking to locate close to their jobs which means they will be seeking openings in areas with attractive housing propositions.

Croydon has much on the horizon when it comes to new housing. The College Green development is set to introduce more than 400 new homes set amongst appealing public spaces. The development will form Croydon’s new Cultural Quarter, featuring an art gallery and a new college.

Essex House, located opposite East Croydon station, is being redeveloped to provide more than 500 residential dwellings where residents can make the most of a pair of rooftop gardens and an enclosed winter garden.

Taberner House with its views of Queens Gardens will also create more than 500 homes in the centre of Croydon, 40 per cent of which will be classed as affordable.

Croydon Office Space – Quality Choice at Corinthian House

If all of this has convinced you that Croydon is the place to help you attract and retain the talent that will elevate your business to the next level, it’s time to start looking for Croydon office space.

Corinthian House is a development of high-quality refurbished offices situated in Lansdowne Road, Croydon. The development presents a variety of excellent amenities and modern facilities in the heart of this popular location. To discover more about taking up office space in this landmark building, please get in touch.