Traditional office leases are a dying breed. With an array of start-ups cropping up every year and corporate businesses expanding at whirlwind rates, more and more people are going for the most flexible option: serviced office space. What makes serviced office space the superior option?
Serviced office space is proving popular with businesses for three main reasons: facilities, flexibility, and freedom. Start-ups in their infancy are unpredictable: one minute they require three desk spaces, the next a whole floor- leases need to facilitate this.
Running your company from a serviced office is also the most cost-effective option. A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply revealed that overall savings of up to 78% were made in the serviced option.
Transparent, ‘no strings’ costs and instant access to facilities and services mean a workforce can get down to business as soon as they move into the building. Workspaces are fully furnished, well equipped and already have essentials like ICT infrastructure installed, making the move to a serviced office a seamless one.
Conventional leases of a year or more just aren’t a viable option for most businesses any more. You can rent a serviced office space for a little as one month, making it perfect for small projects.
There’s always the option to extend of course, and some clients decide to stay put for a few years. The flexible nature of serviced offices means that you can move in instantly- little or no planning ahead is required.
A fixed monthly cost and no upfront additional fees mean that this is not only the most faff-free but the most cost-effective option.
A serviced office is a bit like a hotel in the sense that most amenities and facilities are included in the cost. Services include reception support, conference equipment and space, catering services, training services, networking opportunities, and events.
Many serviced office providers also offer ‘memberships’ that allow you to use office space in different locations across the country or even the world.
All mod cons
Serviced offices are fitted out with everything you need to hit the ground running straight away. They are pre-furnished with contemporary and classic interiors (which can be easily adapted to suit your company’s needs or tastes).
Up-to-date, fully installed IT and telephony infrastructure is included in the package, as well as cleaning services. In many cases, you’ll be able to access your office 24/7.