Thames Contracts are specialists in office refurbishment and fitouts throughout north London. Here we look at the recent history of the area and how Thames Contracts can help you if you’re thinking of moving your business there.
The History of the Area
The term generally refers to all parts of the capital north of the River Thames; however, strictly speaking, ‘north London’ officially refers to just the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey which have a combined population of just over 1 million people.
In common with much of the rest of the country, after various manufacturing industries in this area of the capital declined in the 1980s and ’90s, the public sector and service industries overtook manufacturing as the biggest contributor to north London’s economy.
The public sector, including health and education, employs approximately 300,000 people, or 40% of the total north London workforce. Local authorities, including Hackney and Camden councils, employ around 17,000 people between them. The financial services sector is another major north London employer, accounting for just under 30% of the labour market.
Just under one in four people in North London are employed in the retail sector, taking up employment at one of North London’s shopping centres in Enfield, Edgware, Walthamstow, Wood Green or the huge Brent Cross shopping centre in the borough of Barnet. The restaurant, bar and hotel industries are also thriving in the region.
Looking to the Future
As the nature of north London’s businesses have changed, the need for factory floor space for manufacturing industries has declined. Instead, we have seen a surge in demand for office space.
The area enjoys excellent transport links, including the M25 and A10 roads, the Underground networks, and Crossrail 2, which is scheduled for completion in 2030. This means that it will continue to act as a hub for businesses, particularly SMEs, and experts are predicting that the need for office space will remain high.
How Thames Contracts Can Help
Thames Contracts are based in Barnet, in the heart of the area, and bring years of local knowledge and expertise to every one of our projects.
We have carried out many high-end office refurbishments throughout North London and will project-manage your work from start to finish. If required, we can also provide computer-generated visuals to give you a complete picture of what the end result will look like.
London prices are high, so your company may have had to settle for smaller premises than you might like. As a leading designer and installer of office fitouts, we recognise that it is important to make maximum use of all available space.
Thames Contracts specialise in glass partitioning, which can allow your office space to become multi-functional. Through clever use of our glass panels, the same space can be used as a breakout space or conference room.
Other Areas of Expertise
Thames Contracts also are experienced shopfitters, who carry out interior design and fitouts for the retail sector. Our experienced team has carried out shop interior fitouts for top clothing and shoe brands and high end restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs.
If you are thinking of moving your business to north London, or are already based there and want to give your premises a new look, speak to us today on 020 8368 0045 or follow the link above.