Advice on the different types of office space.
An article covering the various kinds of office space available.
If you are looking to lease office space then it could be beneficial to know a little bit about what’s available. There is a wide range of options open to you on the commercial market so its important that you know what you’re looking for.
With this in mind here are a few examples and tips about the kinds of office space available and what would best suit your business.
Firstly, you have commercial office space which is your standard type of office. These will be available on long and short term leasing options. Long term leases are usually more viable but it depends on the length of time that you want to spend in the office; obviously if you’re planning on moving you don’t want to be tied down to one property.
Serviced office space is another common option. This form of office space comes furnished with items such as desks, chairs and cabinets. This will vary from property to property however, so it is important to inquire beforehand.
The kind of space you can acquire in these offices also varies. You can choose to have an open office which is ideal for companies that require constant interaction between employees. Alternatively, you could choose a closed space with cubicles which cut employees off from each other.
Lastly, if you have a tight budget then you could opt for virtual offices or a home office. A virtual office is an address that you can register as your company address and have mail sent to. It is even possible to hire a virtual assistant to answer calls and direct them to your number. This can work well with a home office as it can give the impression of a highly professional office environment whilst you cut down on costs and work from home.