With access to one of the best selections of serviced offices in the world, London-based businesses are looking to flexible space as a longer term solution. We outline the key reasons why today’s serviced offices are far more than swing space.
1. Grade A office space and luxury interiors
Without doubt, London has the best range of Grade A serviced offices in the UK. This means plenty of options with the highest standard of fit-out, whether you’re looking to accommodate a team of two or 200+.
Beyond this, an increasing number of business centres are committing to creating luxury interiors, with designer furnishings and even specially commissioned artwork. The emphasis is on a working environment which goes far beyond the merely practical, with exceptional attention to detail creating a unique experience.
2. Premium service
In-house reception team, administrative support and onsite cleaning team – you’re probably familiar with some of the services which a standard business centre would provide. Premium serviced offices however can offer a whole lot more than the usual business facilities and support services.
Here at LondonOffices, we work with business centres which offer everything from a Maserati chauffeur service, to catering and waitress service for evening events. Meanwhile, personalised concierge services can give tenants support with everything from the small day-to-day details like dry cleaning, right the way through to restaurant booking and travel arrangements for business trips.
3. Landmark buildings
It’s not just the interiors of London’s many business centres which are benefiting from a touch of luxury. Serviced offices can now be found in many of the capital’s most prestigious buildings, including landmark properties such as The Gherkin, Heron Tower and the Royal Exchange.
Even the newly-constructed Cheesegrater skyscraper is set to become the site of serviced offices thanks to a deal struck earlier this year.
4. Prestigious locations
From Mayfair to the heart of the City, you’ll find premium business centres in some of London’s most prestigious locations, surrounded by the world’s best restaurants and hotels. In fact, renting a serviced office can be an effective way to establish an office in these locations, where space is at a premium and competition for leases can make it difficult to negotiate the best terms.
5. Combining convenience and flexibility with style
If there’s one prevailing business trend for the 21st Century, it’s the need for companies to become ever more agile. With their short-term licences, serviced offices provide businesses with an alternative to taking on a mid- or long-term lease, which in the London property market can be a costly and cumbersome undertaking.
Instead, businesses retain the flexibility to move, upsize or downsize their offices in line with their business journey. Due to the supply of Grade A offices in London, businesses can gain this flexibility while also benefiting from the kind of polished, luxury business environment we’ve already mentioned above.
This combination of flexibility and high-quality space is encouraging London businesses to look again at serviced offices as a serious long-term option.
If you’d like to find out more about how premium serviced offices could work for your business, LondonOffices can help. Speak to one of our consultants today on 020 7166 7981.
Image top: Serviced Offices in Knightsbridge; find out more about these offices here.