Under-pressure firms turning to serviced offices
In an uncertain economic environment, many busineses are reluctant to commit to long-term tenancies on premium office space.
As such, they are considering other ways of setting up base in key trading areas – such as the centre of London.
Writing for Finance Talks, Peter Wilson said that with business confidence low, more business leaders are considering the benefits of a serviced office.
Rather than becoming a permanent resident at a business premises and constructing their own office from scratch, companies are moving into ready-made workspaces.
This allows firms to locate themselves in prime areas of London without the often-huge costs associated with setting up an office, Mr Wilson said.
He added that companies can also free themselves from long-term commitment, which delivers valuable agility and flexibility in a difficult financial climate.
Mr Wilson told the news provider that high-quality serviced offices are available in a number of parts of the capital, including Victoria and Old Street.
Companies can choose the location of their office from a range of potential options, and also determine how much floorspace they acquire.
It may be possible for the business to add extra office space in the same building – even on the same floor – if they wish to expand in the future.
Equally, if the company hits a rocky patch or decides to change its business model, the firm may be able to move to a smaller serviced office.
Businesses have greater flexibility to react to changes in the market and their own circumstances, which allows the company to use vital funds in other areas.