The Guildford business centre is located in an impressive new landmark development in the heart of historic Guildford, next to the railway station. This stylish three-storey brick building has a unique design with an attractive top floor balcony and clock tower. As well as being within easy commuting distance of London, Guildford is a well-to-do area with a vibrant economy and a track record of success, making it a place where businesses want to establish themselves and grow. The local finance, insurance, information technology, telecommunications, transport, and property community performs better than the regional average and is a major contributor to economic growth. Advanced manufacturing is another important sector including mechanical engineering, electrical and instrument engineering, telecommunications, aerospace and defence. Thanks to the proximity of the University of Surrey and the Royal Surrey Hospital the city is also a strategic location for healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals.