Focus On: Westbourne Grove Business Centre

14-16 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RH

Set on Westbourne Grove, in fashionable, cosmopolitan Bayswater and just minutes from Notting Hill, Portobello market and Hyde Park is the Westbourne Grove Business Centre building. The Westbourne Grove area began development between 1820 and 1850; as Bayswater was overhauled and populated with the stucco buildings and wide green squares characteristic of the Georgian Era, the sprawl headed west towards Notting Hill and the Ladbroke Estate.

Although the road itself was called Archer Street until 1938, the area had been known as Westbourne Green since the 16th century, named after the River Westbourne which now runs underground, below Ossington Street. North of the road we now call Westbourne Grove, the architect Isaac Ware had built Westbourne House in 1745, an elegant three storey mansion in the Georgian style and hosted many notable residents including a baronet, the army’s General Commander in Chief and Samuel Pepys’s great great nephew. Although Westbourne House was knocked down in 1836, the Westbourne Grove Business Centre bears the name Westbourne House in commemoration of the original building.

The Business Centre is an imposing, modern building, recognisable for its clear lines of functional exposed dark bricks and continuous tinted windows. The interior has recently been refurbished to a high standard to house five floors of contemporary, fully furnished, serviced offices, finished to a high business specification. The flexible office spaces are available for rental and amenities include a daily cleaning and servicing staff team, dedicated reception and switch board, 24 hour access, security and CCTV, meeting and break-out rooms and a furnished and stocked kitchen. The Business Centre is popular with a range of organisations including accounting and payroll, a tourism operator, legal services and events management. The Westbourne Grove branch of the Nat West Bank operates out of the ground floor, with street level access.

Getting there

Westbourne Grove Business Centre is conveniently situated 10 minutes walk from Queensway station which is on the Central Line, 5 minutes walk from Bayswater Station on the circle and district lines. From either station, head north on Queensway, turn left on to Westbourne Grove to find the Business Centre on the left. Bus numbers 7, 23, 31, 328, 28 and 70 stop at Westbourne Grove/Chepstow road –proceed east along Westbourne Grove from the junction to reach Westbourne house.

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