Unlike traditional office space, serviced offices have a number of added bonuses that come with the suites. These can be either amenities or features within the building or specialised services to support your business. This is exactly the reason why so many companies nowadays prefer this type of office rental as they can pay one monthly bill and take full advantage of all the extra features in a kind of all-inclusive package.
Serviced offices are normally within what is known as a Business Centre, which can either be a floor of a building or the whole building itself. Not all Business Centres will have the same facilities and services but each will have the basic standard features such as a reception, meeting rooms and of course broadband and telephony systems. Below are some of the main amenities and services that come with a serviced office to rent.
The reception area in a typical Business Centre is normally staffed at all times. They are great for welcoming visitors to the building and ideal for companies that need to create an impression for their clients or business associates that visit. Receptions can vary in size or style so depending on what you are looking for, each serviced office will have a different type to choose from.
For companies that need meeting rooms to hire for either an hour or daily, serviced offices will generally have these types of facilities within. There can also be either one meeting room at the site or a choice of different size capacities in one location depending on what is required. The meeting facilities can also be used for various functions including training sessions, board meetings, or conferencing events. Catering for food and drinks is also supplied at most of the locations.
Business lounges have become more of a new addition to these types of offices and are becoming increasing popular in many of the Business Centres. They are great for hosting guests at or to even relax in between meeting sessions. Refreshments including tea and coffee are also normally served in the lounges if required.
Ideal for making tea and coffee for staff, kitchen facilities are normally fully equipped with a fridge, sink, and kettle. Depending on the kitchen size, these facilities can include additional equipment such as a toaster, coffee machine, or microwave oven etc. They can also have tables and seating to take a lunch breaks in if necessary.
Broadband & Telephony
Broadband and telephony systems come as standard in all office suites and can be tailored to a specific requirement. There is normally a choice of internet speeds to choose from and telephone lines can be configured to a specific layout i.e. private extensions or one incoming telephone number. Digital telephone handsets specifically for businesses are also supplied.
One great advantage of having a serviced office is the IT Support that comes with the suite. Most of the Business Centres will have this type of service, which is ideal for setting IT systems up or if communication systems run into problems and need to be fixed at short notice.
Yet another great bonus of having these types of office rentals is the admin assistance. There is normally staff members based at a Business Centre and a typical admin support service would include mail handling for letters and parcels, telephone answering in a company name and use of office equipment such as fax machines, printers, photocopiers, and scanners.
Security within a building is a number one priority for some organisations and there will always be some kind of security measure in place. These can include alarm systems, CCTV surveillance, secure swipe card or fob entry or even security guards in some cases.
Installed in most of the properties, air-conditioning is another benefit for these offices especially in the summer time. There can be various types of air-conditioning installed in a building and these range from a basic unit to a state-of-the-art version.
Last but definitely not least is the flexibility of this type of office rental. The one great advantage that serviced offices have is the ability to adapt to a company’s business plan. Not only are these offices suitable for short or long term contracts but they are excellent for businesses that need the freedom to move into a bigger office as and when they grow in size.
All in all this type of office space can save companies a lot of money on additional costs and this is why they are ideal for not only start-ups but also for larger established companies. The list above is just a small proportion of what these offices have to offer but for a full list of what other features can be present in a Business Centre, have a look at this webpage for what a serviced office can include.
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