A serviced office is an office building that provides fully-furnished workspaces, building management services and additional facilities, such as printers, communal break rooms, meeting room and internet connection. Serviced offices are ready for you to move in immediately and on-site staff are on hand to ensure office facilities meet high standards so you can focus on your work.
Managed offices were first founded in the early 60s in the US and were used exclusively for law firms to encourage collaboration between Barristers. At the turn of the millennium, serviced offices began to grow in popularity in the UK for all different types of businesses and now provide a fantastic solution for almost all sectors across the globe. This type of office model provides a flexible alternative to traditional business centres and gives you the option to adjust your lease to accommodate your ever-changing business needs.
Orega’s flexible offices are an excellent option for businesses of all sizes and sectors. First and foremost, they offer a versatile workspace that can adapt alongside your business as you transform or grow. The offices are completely unbranded, so when you move into one of our modern, professional spaces, you’ll be able to make it entirely your own. One of the biggest benefits of our serviced offices is the central locations in vibrant cities across the UK. So whatever space you need, and wherever you need it, Orega is sure to find the perfect setup for your business.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about serviced offices, including:
Orega’s serviced offices offer plenty of benefits for businesses. Here are just a few...
For businesses who want to be in the thick of it, serviced offices allow you to set up in some of the largest cities in the UK without having to be tied to a lengthy lease contract. For most businesses, having a central location is key for attracting the right clients and brand reputation. It’s also much more convenient in terms of transport, client visits and meeting opportunities. Choosing an Orega office makes setting up your business in desirable city locations quick and simple, no matter how large your company. This means you are able to easily base your business in multiple flexible offices across the UK, expanding your market reach and accessing new markets.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Another key benefit of serviced offices is the unrivalled level of customer service. From the moment you enquire to the day you move into your new office, you’ll be looked after by a dedicated member of staff to ensure the entire process goes as smoothly as possible.
While it may seem a more expensive option than a traditional office, renting a serviced office can actually help your business cut costs. One major cost saver is that your workspace already comes fully furnished before you move in. So you don’t have to worry about purchasing desks, chairs, shelves and other accessories or the cost of relocating this furniture when you move. You also do not need to think about stocking up on everyday essentials, such as printer paper or whiteboard pens. You can even enjoy a few little extras, like our delicious teas and coffees.
A major advantage of serviced offices is that you are able to rent them on a short term basis, meaning you’re able to change the size of your office within the same building as and when your business requires it. The short term leases also give you the financial freedom to plan for the future.
LITTLE SET-UP TIME
The Orega move-in process is quick and easy. One of our sales consultants or building managers will work with you to arrange a move-in timeline. Your office will be ready for you from day one so you can get back to work without delay.
At Orega, our offices are equipped with a range of convenient amenities and facilities, including soundproofed workspaces, communal break-out rooms, pristine showers, bicycle storage and much more.
ACCOMMODATE FOR GROWTH
Our flexible lease agreements mean you can adapt and upgrade your space on an ongoing basis to accommodate more employees as your business continues to grow.
When you choose to rent a serviced office with Orega, you’re not just receiving a workspace. There’s a multitude of high-quality facilities and amenities also included in your monthly rental cost.
MODERN BREAK-OUT SPACES
Our break-out spaces are the perfect area for client catch ups, team ideation sessions, or catching up with colleagues.
FUNCTIONAL MEETING ROOMS
Need to host a meeting? All of our business centres have comfortable and functional meeting rooms, which are prepared prior to each meeting and supported by our dedicated support team.
THE ESSENTIALS - WIFI, TEA, COFFEE
Keeping you refreshed and connected, our serviced offices are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities along with free wifi.
Many of our serviced office buildings provide access to showers for added convenience during your working day, perfect for cyclists and gym-goers.
PARKING AND BICYCLE STORAGE
Select office buildings offer secure on-site parking and bicycle storage for easy commuting.
Our friendly customer service teams provide professional reception management and a friendly face to greet your clients at the front desk.
Our managed office buildings are equipped with the latest technology and our technical support teams are on hand to support your daily operations.
All our offices have 24 hour CCTV so you can rest assured that your office is secure.
Serviced offices are becoming increasingly popular with business owners, with the London market alone growing over 67% in the last decade. But what are the reasons for choosing a serviced office over a conventional office?
Unlike conventional offices, managed offices are available immediately, with secretarial services, IT support and building management all included in one monthly payment. In short, they provide a much less stressful and less time-consuming office space solution for business owners. Businesses have the flexibility to occupy the space they require at the time they need it with the option of expanding or reducing their office size. Conventional offices generally don't offer this much flexibility and it can take several months to complete all the fit-outs and furnishings. You'll usually have to pay for all of this on top of your lease, too.
The big appeal of a serviced office is that companies can turn up, plug in their IT equipment and be ready to operate in a matter of hours.
Orega's offices are all modern and provide high-quality workspaces that are adapted to suit our client's needs. Instead of bland cubicles of times gone by, we offer bright, sophisticated, versatile spaces.
Exceptional customer support
No customer support
Outstanding reception management
No reception management
Flexible and hassle-free lease agreements
Complicated agreement process and long leases
High quality, fully-furnished offices
Offices often compromise style over quality
Technical support services
No technical support
Furniture and technology not included
Soundproofed office for added privacy
Smart and modern building to reflect your brand reputation
Unbranded workspaces to make your own
Accommodate businesses of all sizes, 0- 100+ employees
Tidy communal areas
Alongside serviced offices, coworking spaces are also a popular choice, particularly for smaller businesses or startups. Similar to serviced offices, a coworking space provides much more flexibility than a conventional office and room for your business to grow in the space. The key difference between the two types of offices is that coworking spaces are designed to encourage more collaboration and include many more communal workspaces. On the other hand, a serviced office offers communal spaces in addition to secluded offices for private and quiet work.
Serviced offices are suitable for all size businesses, from large companies with over 100 employees to one-person startups.
Startups: A flexible office space is the perfect solution for entrepreneurs or very small businesses who are likely to experience rapid growth without the risk of ‘outgrowing’ the space. Flexible lease agreements allow them to increase their office size when needed.
Medium and large businesses: A serviced office offers the option to rent out an entire office floor if needed to accommodate a higher number of employees.
Tap into new market opportunities: Short lease agreements in sought-after locations are ideal for those who are looking for a temporary location to base their business and explore opportunities across various different cities.
Project-based work: Short lease agreements are also convenient for businesses who work on a project-basis and only require the office space for a short period of time.
The cost of a serviced office will depend on various factors. Firstly, the cost of the space is dependent on how many employees you have and how many desks you require. Different offices will also vary in cost depending on the facilities provided, nearby transport links and the location of the building.
Your monthly rental fee will cover the majority of costs for main services and facilities however there may be some additional charges for extra services. For example, some providers can deliver on ad hoc requests, such as taxi arrangements or dry cleaning which are not included in the price. Similarly, meeting rooms are typically available on an hourly rate, printers require pre-paid credits and some office providers also charge for internet connection.
At Orega, we want to provide you with 100% transparency. Please get in touch with our team or refer to our serviced offices page to find out exactly what’s included in our monthly fees so there are no surprises. In the meantime, why not try our Office Space Calculator to find out how much space you need.
If you’re a smaller business moving into your first ‘real’ office or you’re looking to expand into another city, you might be wondering where you should set up . At the same time, you might be wondering whether office location is really that important? In a digital world, where we’re as connected as ever, should location still be a top priority for businesses?
At Orega, we believe that having a prime office location is vital if you want your business to succeed. Location has a huge impact on client attraction, talent acquisition, retention of workers, office culture, business growth and building trust.
Regardless of how connected we are, it’s still crucial for businesses to have physical spaces where employees can collaborate, meet with clients, build networks and share new ideas.
The hustle and bustle of a city centre office is the perfect environment for your business to thrive So, where is the best location for your business?
Download one of our brochures (available on each location page) to discover more about what each of our offices have to offer.
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