We are pleased to announce that we will be opening two new flexible workspace offerings in Kingston-upon-Thames and Wantage in south Oxfordshire after signing a partnership agreement with a private landlord.
The management agreement is part of a long-term strategy to continue expanding our network for our occupiers so that they can continue to work from fantastic environments in and out of London. Throughout the pandemic we have seen a temporary shift in demand for more regional locations closer to people’s homes and although demand for London office space is still strong, we know that demand for local areas will continue to grow in the future as part of the “Hub & Spoke” strategy being adopted by some companies to give their employees the freedom to remote work.
Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Wheble comments: “As a business we aspire to lead the way for flexible working and private office solutions. In a world where flexible work patterns are increasingly becoming the norm, we are keen to look for synergies with landlords whose schemes would benefit from serviced office space, but they themselves don’t perhaps have the experience or scale of businesses to operate one. We have a ready-made stand out, design led model and brand, which is far more than just four walls. This is a joint approach from which both parties will benefit.”
The Kingston-upon-Thames workplace is set to open early Spring 2021 and will offer 230 workstations, within 13,500 sq ft at ground and part first floor level of the recently developed 40,000 sq ft “The Smith” building. This is also a unique proposition because we have a mandate to source occupiers on short-term leases or managed deals for the remaining 25,000 sq ft of the property.
The environment at The Smith has been designed with wellbeing and productivity in mind which is always at the forefront of the interior design applied across all of our workplaces. Following a long pattern of working from home, it is more important than ever to create office spaces that demand innovation and allow our client’s and their employees to thrive. Features such as an abundance of outdoor space, various breakout spaces, barista-style coffee and airflow all contribute to human wellbeing as well as networking spaces to socialise after hours. In addition to these features, The Smith also has an onsite car park and is cyclist friendly.
We are also taking over the management of Boston House Business Centre at Grove Business Park in Wantage to the south west of Oxford. The property has undergone a £2.5 million refurbishment and benefits from 280 desks, co-working space, meeting rooms, a business hub, tranquil courtyard garden and free car parking.