Chancellor George Osbourne launched Google Campus yesterday (March 29), a seven storey workspace and events venue in the centre of Tech City, in East London.
After being given a tour of the building, the Chancellor met a few of the new inhabitants. The building is now home to some of the UK's technology start ups, and the Chancellor had the chance to learn more about their innovations.
Campus is a project run by Google UK and is supported by Central Working, Tech Hub, Seedcamp and Springboard. The aim is to provide workspace to start up companies, host events and regular speakers as well as networking events and provide an on-going mentoring programme to support the new technology innovators.
The cafe and lower-ground floor is also open to non-residential, registered users, who will have access to free high speed WiFi. Google hopes to promote a community of inspired individuals and companies that will be able to share ideas and contribute towards each other's innovations.
Campus is already currently at 90% capacity. It has over 60 permanent residents and 4500 users registered. The website has also received almost 400 requests for workspace.