How to Find Good Office Space in London

London has long been known as a hub for global businesses, offering a great combination of attractive locations and competitive prices. When working in London, you get the prestige that comes with the name, but how do you make sure that your office space is the best choice for you, and how do you find it?


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    Consider the office size. Although this can seem obvious, choosing an appropriate size for your office can mitigate unforeseen circumstances in the future, and also provide you with more space to work with, allowing you to remain flexible. One main factor likely to affect your choice would, of course, be the number of employees you currently have, and how much space they need to work with. Some professions require more desk space, additional computer monitors and so on. In addition to this, keep filing and storage needs at the back of your mind when choosing your office space, as well as the requirement for any meeting or conference rooms that you may want to use when meeting with clients or staff.
    • Recreational space is often an important part of a successful office, either in the form of a break room or dining-area. You might even want to consider a leisure area for a pool table, TV viewing, reading area, or similar.
    • If you think your business is liable to grow, having more space to accommodate staff is of utmost importance to avoid any space issues in the future; people are more likely to work better in an environment that is spacious, with plenty of room to work with, than having to put up with cramped conditions.
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    Determine your location. The location of your office can affect both office dynamics and client satisfaction and ability to get to you. First and foremost, your location is your ambassador. If your office is in a nice area and in an attractive building you're exponentially more likely to make a positive impression upon existing or potential clients.
    • Transport links and local services are also important for an office, making an impact how you and your employees can get to work. Are there train or bus links nearby? Is the area notorious for traffic?
    • Having establishments like shops and cafes nearby can help your staff get out of the office during lunch breaks and come back feeling more refreshed, improving their attitude and productivity. However, if you are looking for office space in the city, you're likely to be paying a premium for the location which could end up being a burden on your finances; it is up to you to weigh the pros and cons of your desired office space. If you are not likely to host clients, perhaps a central office is not necessary and it may be a better decision to choose something in a less costly part of town.
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    Decide whether to rent or buy. When it comes to paying for your office space, the two main choices are either to buy the space outright, or to rent it. There are many arguments for and against both methods, but many businesses, even large corporations prefer to rent their office space because it offers more flexibility if they decide to move. By renting an office you have the option to move if your business increases or decreases in its scale of operations and number of employees. There are also tax issues to consider; businesses can deduct the full amount the amount they pay in rent.
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    Seek experienced estate agents in the area that specialise in office space and commercial property. Experienced agents can give you the real picture and help you gain access to areas that others may not. Additionally, agents can help you to find the ideal areas for your business, and help you decide on all the various factors that have been outlined in this guide.
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    Read the terms and conditions of your lease. This cannot be stressed enough, and signing something you have not given appropriate scrutiny to can give you problems in the future.


  • Consider managed offices. Managed or serviced offices are fully equipped working spaces which are managed by a 3rd party company and often include amenities such as kitchens, reception areas, meeting rooms and so on.
  • Other things to consider when choosing your office include things like parking spaces and employee accessibility, quality of services such as phone lines, Internet Connections and fire safety.

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