Why Choose a Serviced Office?

Many businesses are now choosing to use serviced offices because of their cost efficiency, flexibility and practicality. With over 100 years of combined experience of working within the London commercial office sector, our experts will help you find a serviced or co-working solution that fulfils the exact needs of your business.

Serviced office space can be found in some of London’s most recognisable commercial properties, from skyscrapers like the Gherkin and The Shard, to some of Marylebone and Mayfair’s period buildings.Here is a quick overview to show you why serviced offices could be the solution for you.

What are serviced offices?

A serviced office, also known as a managed flexible office space, provides a complete plug-and-play office solution that’s ready for you to use. Your serviced office provider takes on the responsibility of maintaining the building and often provides additional services and facilities to enhance your working environment, from quirky breakout spaces, to pool tables or if your lucky your new building could have mini golf or running tracks on the rooftops! Having the freedom to come and go as your business grows is what appeals to many. Serviced offices are totally flexible to suit your business needs and can vary in size from 2 or 3 workstations to 103 workstations; many have offices adjoined to accommodate larger amounts of employees.

Who uses a services office?

Simple answer? Anyone! Many home based or global companies often rent serviced offices initially to try out a new location for their business, without committing to a long term lease.

Key Amenities

  • 24/7 access
  • 24/7 security monitoring
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated internet line
  • Furniture
  • High-speed internet
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private offices

Many serviced offices have additional extras including; event spaces, breakout lounges, phone booths, bike storage and showers. Some are even pet friendly – I mean, having four legged friends around the office is sure to boost spirits, right?!

The serviced office consultants here in the London office have answered a few of the most common questions they get asked:

  • Can I access the office at any time?

If your business continues beyond the hours of 9-5, most serviced offices are open 24/7.

  • What's included? 

All property costs, operational costs, acquisition costs and capital costs. Click here to view our Serviced vs. Leasehold cost comparison in our Flexible Workplace Solutions brochure.

  • Is it furnished?

Yes, serviced offices are ready to go; all you need to bring is your staff and their computers.

  • Contract length?

Many of our clients take contracts from a minimum six months up to two years, then the majority renew.

  • What does it cost for Cresa to search the market for us?

Here are our top three currently available serviced offices:

  1. Southwark Street, London, SE1
  2. Lyric Square, Hammersmith, London, W6 
  3. Carter Lane, London, EC4V

Think a serviced office may be the right solution for you and your business? Contact us today to start your search on 0207.096.9911, serviced@devonocresa.com.

Related blog posts

March 19, 2019

Success Story: Cresa and Fandango

Cresa worked with Fandango on their new Beverly Hills office, a two-floor, 97,000 square foot space that makes up the top two floors of 407 Maple Drive. The new space responds to the needs of the business and employees alike, and reflects the identity of the company as a whole.
Kelsey Schneider
March 13, 2019

Get to Know Kelsey Schneider

Kelsey is passionate about managing real estate requirements and transactions for occupiers throughout the Portland area. In her role she actively manages new leases, renewals, relocations, expansions and subleases. Kelsey also assists in all facets of proposals and lease negotiations as well as scheduling and conducting property tours.
March 11, 2019

With Your Head above the Clouds

Office towers are transforming Warsaw’s skyline, the city will soon join top European capitals for the tallest buildings, says Artur Sutor, Partner, Head of Office Department, Cresa Poland.