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Evolution of The M25 to Drive Talent to Eight Key Office Hotspots

The evolution of the South East of England through significant regeneration and infrastructure development will drive talent to its commercial centres, especially Ealing, Maidenhead and Reading, Croydon, Watford, Oxford and Cambridge and Brighton according to Knight Frank’s ‘The M25 Report’.

Knight Frank’s ‘The M25 Report’ identifies the following hotspots for commercial property investors (office rental prices below are the annual cost for one square foot of office space):

Ealing, Maidenhead and Reading – The report states: ‘The completion of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) will enhance office market performance at disembarkation points, with Maidenhead and Reading in particular continuing to push office rent records to forecast new highs of £42, and reflecting possible percentage increases of 11% and 17% respectively (As of May 2017: £38 and £36.75 have been achieved). The line will also be the catalyst for speculative new development in Ealing, with rents forecast to hit £45, having already achieved £36.25.’

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