Serviced Office Company to open biggest-ever serviced offices in Telford

The Serviced Office Company has some exciting news – our biggest-ever new development, which should be ready for use before the end of 2021!

We’ve been waiting to tell you all about St James’ House on Central Park in Telford. The four-floor premises will house 52,000 square feet of serviced offices in Telford’s picturesque park, a stone’s throw from the M54.

Modus Workspace are currently refurbishing the interior to create serviced office space for small, medium and large companies, a project costing some £8 million.

By the time the work is done, we hope to offer:

  • Nearly 50 separate offices over the ground and first floors with a total of 250 desks
  • Lightning-fast internet capabilities including next-generation Wi-Fi 6
  • Heating and air conditioning controls for each office
  • Smart access systems on communal doors for 24/7 access to your office
  • Four communal areas and business lounges with kitchen facilities

We will also be offering on-site meeting rooms in Telford, including six smaller breakout rooms that can be used free of charge, and seven larger conference rooms that can be booked via an app.

What’s up top?

The top two floors of St James’ House will be dedicated to open-plan office space, which can be occupied by a single tenant or easily reconfigured to meet a range of smaller needs for SMEs.

Clients on the third floor will have exclusive use of an outdoor terrace, while occupants anywhere in the building can use two large outdoor areas on ground level.

All occupants will also be given access to a 180-space secure car park, with six dedicated Visitor bays, four electric car chargers, and a 50-space executive underground parking lot.

Rob Streetley, Commercial Director at Modus, said: “I’m pleased to be working together with the Modus team and the Serviced Office Company for their largest project to date.

“It’s gratifying to know that we were selected on a competitive basis and knowing this means they’ve put their trust in Modus to deliver. It means a lot and makes us more determined to provide an outstanding finished product that everyone can be proud of!”

About St James’ House

We’re excited to open St James’ House in December 2021. The former HMRC building is surrounded by trees on the edge of a lake and had started to succumb to nature.

The derelict interior and overgrown exterior disguised a real gem, which wasn’t helped by the fact that the site had been used to train police dogs, and had been left with police tape wrapped around parts of the building!

The Serviced Office Company commissioned Box Architects to come up with the refurb concept and we’re pleased that they will be working with Modus throughout the completion of the work.

We set a goal to get the premises ready for occupants as soon as possible, and despite ambitious work to strip out all the services and replace all the windows and curtain walling, ceilings, lifts and other interior finishes, we will keep up the pace over the next six months.

If you want to know more about our biggest-ever serviced offices in Telford, please contact us, as we’re genuinely very excited to discuss our new Business Centre between now and Christmas!

4 in 5 businesses seek premium serviced office space

Premium serviced office space is in high demand, according to research commissioned by essensys, a supplier of software-as-a-service to the flexible workspace sector.

The company’s study found that 80% of commercial premises occupiers would consider premium serviced office space to be “an attractive offering”.

Under the definition used in the research, premium serviced offices are those equipped with technology and other amenities, with flexible capacity to accommodate growing and shrinking businesses.

But despite the high level of interest from occupiers, the same study found barely more than half of landlords, 53% of those surveyed, are offering those kinds of premises.

Mark Furness, essensys founder and CEO, said: “Occupier requirements are driving demand for more flexible, experience-focused and tech-enabled workspaces and services.

“This report is a testament to the technology-led transformation that flexible real estate providers must undertake to deliver the amazing in-building experiences occupiers demand today and in the future.”

A move towards more flexible workspaces

The flexibility of serviced office space is a driving force behind many businesses’ decision to move into a shared business centre – often benefiting from improved access to collaborate with other organisations and entrepreneurs as a result.

In the essensys study, 60% of commercial premises occupiers said that they currently plan to make use of flexible workspace within the next three years.

For many, access to next-generation technology is an important element in this, and 46% said they consider this to be a key driver of occupier uptake.

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is also transforming the way we work, and it’s likely many more employees will embrace the potential of flexible working in the years ahead, having had an experience of it during lockdown and furlough.

Future-proof serviced offices in Manchester and London

At the Serviced Office Company we offer future-proof serviced offices in Manchester and London, and we’re always looking for ways to raise our game even further.

For example, our serviced offices come with high-speed internet and telecommunications systems powered by essensysCloud corporate-grade infrastructure.

Our premises are equipped with plasma TVs, projection screens and state of the art audiovisual facilities, to make sure every pitch, presentation and training session is given its time to shine.

You’ll find this commitment to future-proof presentation equipment in all of our meeting rooms for hire in Manchester and London, so you always have the systems you need within arm’s reach.

Find out more

To find out more about our serviced offices in Manchester and London, as well as our meeting rooms for hire and virtual office services at the same premises, please get in touch with the Serviced Office Company and we’ll be happy to help.

ICT tech is just one of the many features of our shared workspaces. Other attributes as standard range from natural daylight, to air conditioning, to comfy breakout rooms where you can escape from the stress of the day for a few minutes.

We love talking about our premises and we work hard to accommodate our clients’ needs – so if there’s something specific you would like your workplace to provide, let us know and we can take it into account.