What is a serviced office?

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The way companies go about finding workspace has changed considerably over the years – with more businesses choosing serviced offices and coworking spaces, as opposed to being tied into long-term lease agreements.

In this blog, the team at 1 Cardale Park will explain everything you need to know about serviced offices and, if you haven’t already, why you should consider going down this route.

What is a serviced office?

A serviced office is an office that’s fully equipped and ready to use.

Unlike a conventional office lease that involves committing to a lengthy tenancy agreement, serviced offices can be rented on a flexible monthly basis for an all-inclusive fee. This enables businesses to upscale or downscale, as and when they need to, without any hidden fees.

Serviced offices are managed by a third party, instead of the occupiers. By renting a serviced office, you can focus on growing your business without any distractions – or worrying about maintaining or securing the facilities.

What is included in serviced offices?

Serviced offices are usually fully furnished and come with everything a business needs to hit the ground running, including:

  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Storage
  • Printing facilities
  • Super-fast and secure Wi-Fi

At 1 Cardale Park, our serviced office all-inclusive cost includes rent and utilities, access to meeting rooms, breakout spaces, communal kitchens, free on-site parking, EV charging points and bicycle storage.

They come with a manned reception too. That means, you need never worry about visitors being made to feel welcome when they attend interviews or meetings, and there’ll always be someone to sign for your parcels – saving you the hassle of rearranging deliveries. It also gives your business a professional image and helps to make a positive impression on your clients.

To find out more about the services you can expect from our serviced offices at 1 Cardale Park, get in touch.

What are the benefits of serviced offices?

Renting a serviced office month-by-month can benefit your business in several ways.

Here are just a few of them:

  • Cost-effective
    Serviced offices are scalable, meaning you only pay for the space your business needs. As they’re already furnished with the essentials, you can expect minimal downtime (and expense) when you move in, too.
  • Flexible, short-term leases
    Serviced office rentals are flexible, allowing you to remain agile and rent the space you need for as long as you need to. This ultimately helps you to avoid getting stuck in a long-term commitment that stops you from expanding your business.
  • Access to all facilities
    Serviced offices come with a host of facilities and services included in the price, such as access to meeting rooms, networking space, canteen areas, and IT support. You can also make the most of pay-as-you-use services and facilities (i.e. gym and shower facilities and a manned reception).
  • Convenience
    When you rent a serviced office, there’s no need to wait around. Utilities such as water, electricity, heating, and internet are already hooked up. And you don’t need to worry about transporting heavy office equipment when moving to a new location.
  • Hassle-free maintenance
    Good to know that maintenance, upkeep, and repairs are the serviced office manager’s responsibility – not you and your team! In most cases, the cost of such services will be included in your monthly rate, ensuring your workspace is clean and safe to work in, but it’s worth double-checking.
  • Access to new markets
    If your business is looking to expand or explore new markets, a serviced office will allow you to set up in an unfamiliar territory or location without the expense of furnishing the office or long-term commitments.

How much does a serviced office cost?

The price you’ll pay for a serviced office can vary anywhere between £250 and £5,000 per month, depending on:

  • The size and quality of the space
  • The services and facilities available to your business
  • The location of the building (i.e. Is it in a desirable part of town, near local transport hubs)

When renting serviced office space, it’s crucial to make sure you know exactly which services and facilities are included in the agreed monthly fee. Finding out before you sign any contracts will help you to avoid being charged extra at the end of the month – minimising your business costs.

Enquire about our serviced offices in Harrogate today

If you’d like to know more about our work space and the benefits it can bring to your business, be sure to get in touch. The team at 1 Cardale Park is always on hand and would love to hear from you.

Alternatively, if you’ve been toying with the idea of renting a serviced office in Harrogate and want to reap the benefits today, give our friendly team a call on 07852 492 168. You can also contact us via email, if you prefer, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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