Office of the month

January’s office of the month goes to….Google. It was only a matter of time that we approbated the seemingly impressive Googleplex; Google’s HQ in Mountain View, California.

Not only does Googleplex boast four central buildings, totaling a whopping 47,000 sq meters, the entire site is spread over 26 acres – the equivalent to 30 football stadiums! This is the only place where “sorry, I got lost” is a common and acceptable excuse after returning late back from lunch.

The site was originally built for Silicon Graphics (SGI) as a creative collaboration between Studios Architecture, the SWA Group, the Planning and Community Development Agency of the City of Mountain View and SGI in order to develop the privately-owned corporate headquarters and adjoining public green space. The overall project was completed in 1997 and Google began leasing the facilities in 2003, as well as acquiring the majority of SGI’s estate, including the Googleplex, for an emphatic $319 million.

Now for the fun stuff. On a daily basis staff can enjoy the 1500 sq meter gym, free laundry rooms, two small swimming pools, sand volleyball court, 11 cafes and pool tables! The main lobby is furnished with giant shade lamps and rubber balls, as well as a piano and large projection of current live Google search queries.

As well as Googleplex being irrepressibly cool, inspiring and welcoming, it happens to be energy efficient too. The complex is littered with solar panels; covering the rooftops of eight buildings, two car parks and equipped to produce 1.6 megawatts of electricity. The panels provide the power needed for 30% of the peak electricity demand in their solar-powered buildings.

Is there anything GooglePlex can’t provide? It appears not and that’s why this is one of the most advanced and desirable office spaces to work in the world. We take our hats off to you Google!

Why not come and experience our environmentally focused executive office space situated in London and Manchester and see how your business can enjoy a fun and greener working environment.

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New Year – New office space

Firstly, Happy New Year to all our clients and partners – we hope you enjoyed the festive period and are now ready for a prosperous 2010!

Serviced Office Company are also looking auspiciously to the year ahead, and with a number of new sites on the horizon in London and Manchester, we’re very much looking forward to working with new and existing clients in tailoring our serviced office solutions to your needs.

Like most businesses we’ve crafted a few New Year’s resolutions in order to push the business forward, but just as importantly, be even more environmentally studious when selecting our executive office spaces.

With the commercial property market finally rediscovering its vitality in the capital and other major cities, businesses in the UK are now more confident and inclined to relocate; with enquiries on the rise and faith restored.

However, we are still fully aware that our clients need to be financial astute, so all of our executive suites for rent will fulfil your budget – just let us know what you’re looking for, where and how much and we will provide the right package.

Serviced Office Company wants to help your business find the right space and help make 2010 a successful and favourable year…All the best!