The town of Uxbridge is situated in northwest London and has formed part of the Greater London area since 1965 and is part of the borough of Hillingdon. Uxbridge is an important commercial and retail centre, and one of the key metropolitan centres recognized in the London Plan.
Office space in Uxbridge town centre comprises of key office buildings, including the major European offices of a number of multinational companies such as Cadbury PLC, Xerox, APL and PAraxel International. Other important employers in Uxbridge include Coca Cola, Apple, Canon, Nexen Petroleum and Bayer.
The town of Uxbridge has to two shopping centres, The Chimes and The Mall, containing a number of popular retail stores and shops. Uxbridge is also the home of Brunel University, with nearly 15000 students from more than one hundred countries. Buckinghamshire New University’s also has a nursing campus in Uxbridge, along with Uxbridge College.
Uxbridge station provides services for the Piccadilly and Metropolitan underground lines and a bus terminus is connected to the station. London Heathrow Airport is situated approximately five miles from Uxbridge, making it an ideal location for international companies.