Project Offices and Swing Space: The Many Faces of Serviced Offices
While some firms use serviced offices as a regular company head office, other businesses have a completely different set of requirements.
Let's say you have a 6-month project that requires a team to be clustered together in a specific location, like Birmingham. Or your current office building is undergoing renovation works, and you want to escape the drilling for a few weeks. Or, your team is displaced from your head office by flooding and you need emergency offices pronto.
From swing space in Birmingham and project space in Solihull, to overflow offices in Brentford or a branch office in Southampton - serviced offices from United Business Centres can fulfil all of these needs, and more.
Let's take a look at some of the options on offer:
Project Office Space
If you have staff that need to be brought in to a specific location as part of an important project, or located close to a specific client, or based in separate offices for confidentiality reasons, serviced offices are a popular solution.
Short-term, flexible, furnished and ready to go, serviced offices don't require lengthy leases and are virtually move-in ready. And due to their flexible nature, in most cases you also have the ability to up- or down-size in line with your project demands. All UBC serviced offices are positioned close to public transport links or major road networks too, which provides easy access for project workers and visiting site staff.
For those times when you're 'between offices', serviced offices can be used as swing space. For instance, you're relocating to a new office building which isn't quite ready. Or your regular digs are undergoing a refurbishment during the break clause. Or an unforeseen emergency has rendered your regular offices inaccessible, so you need urgent office space as part of your disaster recovery plan.
All of our offices are move-in ready and thanks to our partnership with IT and telecoms supplier ip-Xchange, they're fully hooked-up with desk handsets, high-speed broadband and landline rental. Whatever the reason, serviced offices are ideal for swing space and provide a professional, plug-and-play business environment for urgent, short-term requirements.
If your regular team is expanding, or you have a mobile team who needs access to drop-in workspace around the country, coworking or hot-desks make a useful overflow option.
UBC currently has shared coworking spaces around the UK which operate on a flexible basis, incorporating various benefits such as a mailing address, lockable storage, local telephone number and even a call answering service.
Many corporate firms look to serviced offices to provide a branch office. At UBC we cater to corporate requirements and offer a range of mid-term rental options. These solutions feature all the regular benefits of serviced offices such as staffed reception areas, on-site assistance and fully-equipped meeting rooms, and is considered more manageable and cost-effective than a comparable office lease on conventional terms.
Using serviced space as a branch office is ideal if you're looking to test a new town or city location, or broaden your geographic reach, without committing to a potentially risky long-term agreement.
Media production companies frequently turn to serviced offices, both as short-term project space and as set locations. UBC's serviced offices are fully furnished and come with all the classic workplace essentials like a staffed reception, equipped meeting rooms and lounge areas.
If you need short-term office space for any of the reasons listed above, or even if your requirement isn't mentioned, speak to the team at United Business Centres to find out how we can help. In the meantime you can also take a look at our full list of serviced office locations here.