Why our serviced office buildings have meeting rooms, kitchens and breakout spaces

Man with a cup of coffee

Our serviced office buildings provide you with well appointed work spaces, with on-site amenities including kitchen areas, breakout rooms and meeting rooms to hire for anywhere from an hour to a full day.

Successful businesses have been built on less – former Dragons’ Den panellist James Caan famously started out in a broom cupboard that he rented purely so his business had a Pall Mall address.

When associates came to visit he would meet them at the door, tell them it was too hectic to talk in the office, and take them to a nearby coffee shop instead.

But with our serviced office buildings in London and Manchester, there’s no need to put up this kind of pretence to get a valuable postcode – you can have one of your own with informal breakout spaces on-site.

We have serviced office space in E14, adjacent to Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs, and in Manchester’s desirable M5 and M50 postcodes for serviced offices on Exchange Quay and MediaCity.

A refreshing opportunity

Of course there’s nothing wrong with taking clients to a coffee shop – there are several within easy reach of our serviced office buildings in Manchester and London alike – but it doesn’t give you the privacy you sometimes need.

With our kitchen areas and the refreshments provided in our meeting rooms for hire, you’re never far from a hot drink on a cold day, or at the end of a long journey, and you don’t even have to leave the building.

Our breakout spaces provide even more space in which to relax, and are equipped with telephones in case you need to make or take a call while you’re there – so plenty of business takes place in these comfortable surroundings.

And as our serviced offices are fully furnished with brand name ergonomic office furniture, there’s comfort to be found throughout the day at your desk too, no matter what size office you work from.

A private place to meet

When you do need to meet guests in a private place – to discuss business deals, interview candidates in a confidential setting, and so on – our meeting rooms to hire on an hourly, half-day or daily basis give you the space you need.

Our serviced office buildings are equipped with a variety of sizes of meeting rooms, from spaces suitable for one-on-one conversations, to full-scale conference rooms with presentation equipment and refreshments in the room as standard.

If you rent a small serviced office from us, this gives you the scalability you need to meet larger groups of investors and associates, or hold group recruitment days and team-building exercises, all under the same roof.

And if you rent a large serviced office, it’s a chance to get away from the hubbub of your colleagues so you can hold business meetings in quieter and confidential surroundings, whatever size of meeting room you choose to hire for the occasion.

Together, our serviced offices, meeting rooms to hire, breakout spaces and kitchen areas combine to provide you with flexible and scalable workspace in both formal and informal environments – everything you need to welcome guests the way you want without having to leave the building.

Serviced offices in London put you at the global hub of business

Serviced offices in London give you maintenance-free workspace in the nation’s capital, with all of the benefits a London postcode brings.

It doesn’t get much more central than Serviced Office Company‘s own serviced offices in London, which you’ll find adjacent to Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs – an E14 postcode on-demand.

With a business base in London, your office hours overlap with those of Europe, Asia and the US, which means in a typical day, you’ll be trading for at least some of the same hours as 99% of the planet’s GDP.

And even within the UK, there are millions of customers, commuters and investors within easy reach of London, so there’s plenty of opportunity to drive profits and achieve business growth.

The UK on your doorstep

London alone has a combined workforce of over four million people, with most, if not all of the world’s languages represented among its inhabitants and employees.

ONS data shows there are more than half a million registered business enterprises based in London at any one time – equivalent to around one in five of all active companies in the UK – and its new start-up rate eclipses that of any other region, with the surrounding South East in second place.

Whatever your business – whether it’s domestic or has an international focus – serviced offices in London give you access to the audience you need for recruitment, sales and investment alike.

And it’s also home to Crossrail, one of the UK’s most ambitious rail infrastructure projects of recent years, which puts a further 1.5 million people within a 45-minute rail travel time to the capital.

With all of this in mind, serviced offices in London really do put you at the heart of the action, and Serviced Office Company’s location on the Isle of Dogs is among the most prestigious and well connected.

No more north-south divide

Although serviced offices in London are in the south-east of the country, the stronger transport links mean they can still be faster and easier to reach than locations elsewhere in England.

Research by the TUC in 2014 found that nearly 800,000 people who worked in the capital had a two-hour commute – an indication of how many people are willing to travel in order to work there.

But if you are meeting with investors and buyers from the north, you might want to consider hiring a meeting room in Manchester instead.

Manchester Piccadilly is just a two-hour direct train journey from London Euston, with only one stop at Stoke along the way. From Piccadilly it’s a direct Metrolink tram service to our Exchange Quay and MediaCity meeting rooms for hire on an hourly, half-day or daily basis.

The flexibility of serviced offices in London and Manchester, along with meeting rooms to hire in both cities, means you can have a national presence in two of the UK’s biggest business districts.

And thanks to their excellent onward transport connections, including air travel links to every major economy in the world, there’s nothing to stop you conducting business with your customer base, wherever you find growth opportunities.