If you’re reading this from the comfort of your serviced office, we’ve got news for you: you’re a trendsetter!
Just a few years ago, flexible serviced offices were considered a niche submarket within the commercial office space industry. They fitted in quietly amongst the towering office blocks and landmark buildings of central London, providing temporary space for SMEs and a place for start-ups to cut their teeth. Fast-forward to today and central London’s serviced office scene is thriving.
It’s easy to assume that large corporations with well-established businesses prefer to house their central operations in offices with long-term contractual lease agreements.
For some, that may be true. Yet whereas long-term office leases were once the only option, today organisations of all sizes have the ability to choose a more flexible approach - and they’re welcoming it with open arms.
Serviced offices are currently one of the fastest growing sub sectors in the commercial property market. A recent report released in May 2015 by Deloitte (The London Business Footprint: The Growth of Serviced Offices) shows that in the last decade serviced offices have increased their share of Central London floor space by over 67 per cent.
When you live and work in London, even if you're visiting for the day, it can feel like your world is turned upside down when the underground services come to a screeching halt.
Whether it's a tube strike, a fault, line maintenance, or even an unfortunate incident involving wet cement, there are more than a few reasons why London's #1 transport system might hit a red light. The recent strikes are an all-too-painful reminder of what happens when much of the system is out of action, leading to chaos at stations and platforms all over the city.
At Landmark Plc, we've called London home for over 13 years.
It all started back in 2000 in The City, and since then our portfolio has grown steadily, with each new venue primed and picked for its location, prestige and personality. Our most recent addition is in Mayfair, at the superb 48 Dover Street, and it's set to be the first of a new West End group of Landmark properties.
So it's fair to say that we're committed to the capital. But why London?
Following a series of glowing client testimonials, the team at 110 Bishopsgate In the City of London were delighted to take the "Business Centre of the Year" title at the Annual BCA Awards on Friday 29th November, 2013.
There's so much to love about London. The arts, the underground, the lost stations, the Olympics, the start-up scene, the Royals, the shopping, and the fact that businesses can now have a ".london" website address.
And of course, Boris Johnson.
It goes without saying that Landmark loves London. Over the past 13 years we've created a network of six business hubs in the heart of this very special city and we've been supporting businesses of all sizes, right across the corporate spectrum, ever since.
Landmark Plc over the last decade has built a 1st class reputation for pioneering serviced office environments and solutions – offering clients contemporary, boutique and stylish surroundings, housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, supported by an exceptional 5 star service ... read more >
A highly regarded and recognised business address and a local telephone number answered by a professionally trained receptionist offers businesses an excellent first impression and instant credibility ... read more >
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