Frequently Asked Questions
What is a flexible workspace?
Flexible workspaces provide ready-to-use office space on flexible monthly agreements. A typical flexible workspace is fully furnished and offers a range of onsite services and facilities; most or all of which are included within the monthly rate. Often thought of as a service that only caters for start-up businesses in-fact, flexible workspaces house everything from innovative tech companies to corporate headquarters. They provide the freedom to grow and expand over a floor or across multiple locations. In terms of business overheads, this flexibility is invaluable.
Who uses Flexible workspaces?
Many people are often surprised to hear that everyone from start-ups, SMEs and fortune 500 companies work out of flexible workspaces. The ease and convenience of moving in and out of this type of space makes it a no-brainer for a wide range of companies. Even landmark buildings such as the Shard and the Gherkin offer flexible workspaces. They provide companies an impressive business address in an amazing setting. This option is ideal for large scale projects over a shorter amount of time. Flexible workspaces are also popular with creative, innovative new start-ups looking for a workspace that reflects their brand while allowing them to network and grow. Of course there are also many companies in between these extremes who also take space in flexible workspaces. The options are endless.
What's included in my monthly workspace rate?
Different workspaces offer different packages however, most flexible options will include; office furniture, IT infrastructure, telecoms systems, utilities, maintenance and cleaning services as well as access to a kitchen. Most also include a manned reception area. Some workspaces may offer an extended range of facilities within their basic rate such as access to meeting rooms. At other centres businesses will need to pay extra to use these services. Speak to your LondonOffices consultant about what facilities are important to your business and they will deliver what you’re looking for. Our approachable yet straightforward style focuses around your business’ needs.
Are flexible workspaces an option on a low budget?
Yes, flexible workspaces are ideal for small or young companies and start-ups due to their flexibility and all-in, hassle free pricing. LondonOffices have a broad selection of workspaces including virtual offices and co-working options as well as inexpensive private suites. We will even use our contacts in the field to negotiate the best deal possible.
What is the minimum term I can sign for?
This can vary depending on the workspace you'd like to rent. While the average initial licence length is around 12 months, some providers will allow terms as short as just one month. Many providers will try to accommodate a business as best they can. It is common for companies to move to a more suitable workspace within their centre if one is available. For example if a company expands more quickly than anticipated moving to a bigger office may be an option – this means there’s no need to see out a contract which is no longer suitable.
How quickly can I move into my workspace?
Quickly. We've had clients move in just two or three days after signing their agreement. Although, the average is closer to a month. We have access to many workspaces throughout the whole of Central London and we can show them to you within minutes. We always do our best to get you moved in as soon as possible with the least hassle; this is one of the key benefits of choosing a flexible workspace with the help of LondonOffices.
Will I need to pay a deposit on my chosen workspace?
This varies between workspaces. It is possible to sign at some business centres without paying any deposit at all, while others will ask for a small deposit to be paid. If the deposit payment is a concern for you, let your Client Advisor know. They will find you the workspace options that meet your requirement.
What size workspace do I need?
Another great benefit of flexible workspace is that you only pay for what you need. There is no need for large leases with masses of unused space. Flexible workspaces operate on a per desk basis. This means your LondonOffices Client Advisor can find your ideal workspace based simply on the number of employees who will be using it – no wasted hours working out ambiguous square meters. Access to other areas of the workspace such as lounge and kitchen space are included within the rent as they are communal for all members of the building. Just be sure to let your Client Advisor know if you need extra space for an in-office meeting room etc.
I've seen a workspace I like on your website – how can I arrange a viewing?
To arrange a viewing or simply make an enquiry, just call our team on +44 (20) 3856 8704. We’re always happy to help.
What happens when I enquire with you?
However you choose to enquire with us whether it's by phone, email or our online chat, the first thing we do is listen. Our straightforward, no-nonsense approach means we don’t waste your time. We will have a chat and build up a full picture of what you need. Then, your LondonOffices consultant will talk to their contacts in the field to discuss the perfect fit for your requirements. Your Client Advisor will also arrange all your viewings, following this up with a feedback call. They'll also begin price negotiations for you ensuring you get the best possible deal. The final stage is to get the agreement signed then you're ready to move in. It can be a very easy and straightforward process with the expertise of Londonoffices.
How much does a workspace search with LondonOffices cost?
Nothing at all. We don't charge you a single penny whether you choose a workspace or not. The office providers pay us once we make a successful match so LondonOffices is totally free for businesses. Forever. So what are you waiting for?
I manage flexible workspaces in London – how can I get them listed on your website?
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.