What does your office say about you? Whether you are aware of it or not your choice of office space speaks volumes about your company and your business.
Given the present trading climate many business owners have chosen to keep a close eye on overheads and as a consequence have taken smaller space than they might otherwise have done, or opted to stay where they are rather than move up to plusher accommodation for their company.
Yet there are others who understand that their professional image is invaluable and space in some of London’s most iconic buildings continues to come at a premium.
It can come as a surprise to some to discover that you don’t have to be a huge multinational to base your business in a head turning landmark. Thanks to serviced office providers it is possible to base your company in a globally recognized location such as the Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) even if you’re a start-up.
If you’d like to consider basing your small business at one of the capital’s most iconic buildings here are some of the options:
This brand new world class property situated on Liverpool Street includes a business centre occupying 2 floors, where workstations are priced from £800 to £1000 each per month. Businesses must take at least eight workstations.
30 St Mary Axe (a.k.a. The Gherkin)
Small business can make their home in one of the world’s most recognizable buildings thanks to a business centre which offers accommodation across three floors. Workstations are priced from £750 and £950 each per month but you must take at least four. Resident businesses can enjoy access to the private panoramic bar and fine dining restaurant on the top floor.
Tower 42 (The NatWest Tower)
Especially iconic during the 1980s this building is still the second tallest in the City and offers first rate accommodation to businesses. It’s proximity to the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange make it particularly attractive for financial businesses. Business centre rents range from £750 to £900 per workstation per month with a minimum of only two workstations making this an ideal city base for a financial services start-up.
If entertaining clients is an important part of your business model then this grade II listed historic building directly opposite the Bank of England can’t fail to impress. The building includes a business centre which spans six floors and workstations are available from £850 to £1000 each per month with a minimum two desk requirement.
For many this Mayfair Square remains the most prestigious business address in London and workstation rents reflect that at between £1000 and £1400 per desk per month. The good news is there is no minimum order so it really is possible for a one man band to take up residence in the heart of the West End’s commercial hub.
Nothing has yet been confirmed but rumours are that serviced offices will be available in the UK’s tallest building.
Budding entrepreneurs who fancy making their business home in The Shard can expect to pay for the privilege, with predictions of £2000+ per workstation per month being viewed as realistic at this iconic landmark.