The area has traditionally been associated with media sector occupiers, particularly film, music and advertising, however, more recently corporate occupiers have been choosing Soho as an office location, in addition to strong appeal from the resurgent technology, media and telecoms sector (TMT). Large unit occupiers have not traditionally been attracted to the Soho market with only 11 deals greater than 20,000 sq ft recorded in Soho over the last five years. This is due to a combination of the types of businesses transacting in Soho and the lack of any recent significant development.
2017 Rating revaluation impact on business rates across London
The new Rating List will come into force on 1st April 2017 and this will herald changes to the level of business rates charged across the Capital. Our heat map reflects the anticipated impact businesses will face next year within each submarket.
Those with the strongest increases are in dark red and those in the lowest are in lilac. By way of background, the rating lists are based on the rental market two years before the list comes into force. The 2017 Rating List will reflect the changes in the rental market between April 2008 and April 2015.
The new rating list will come into force next year and the anticipated changes in business rates for this locality are set out below.
|Per sq ft||April 2008||April 2015||Change (%)|
|Per sq ft||2016/17||2017/18|
Soho rateable value as AVD
*April 2010 and April 2015 reflect Antecedent Valuation Date
Take-up by sector - last 12 months