When you set out on your journey to find a new or alternative office space it’s easy to think that the process can be quick and simple. In the last ten years the number of flexible workspace providers has risen by 14%, helped by the rise of successful businesses like Wework, amongst others. Recent growth in London has been outpacing most of the rest of the UK, and with many providers also growing the number of locations they have on offer, the choice can feel a little overwhelming.
Workspace options have undergone a huge amount of change over the last five years. With the explosion in collaborative co-working spaces and the development of “pay-as-you-go” services from providers like WeWork, it’s fair to say serviced offices have had to do a lot to keep up.
When you start your office space search there are many things to consider before you sign on the dotted line, not least location, which should be top of your list. So if you get the location right how do you shortlist the best options?
Over the last 5 years the serviced office sector has seen a staggering level of growth. In 2015 the number of new business centres rose by 4% to over 2,300 across the UK. With occupancy levels at an all time high, growth across the sector is continuing in the first quarter of 2016.
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