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Modern flexible workspace with a prime city-centre address, Regus Salisbury Guildhall Square aspires to new heights in the UK’s number one place to live
Securing the number-one spot in The Sunday Times “Best Places to Live” guide for 2019, the stately city of Salisbury is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most beautiful. Famous for its 13th-century cathedral – home to the tallest spire in Britain and one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta – it’s also become a growing hub for business in Wiltshire with science and technology companies, financial institutions and telecoms firms all settling in the city. However, like nearby Swindon, Bristol and Bath, Salisbury’s coworking scene is steadily growing and the city has seen a recent spike in flexible office space opening up.
“Salisbury was recently named as The Sunday Times best place to live in the UK for 2019 because, and I quote, ‘it remains a divinely attractive and welcoming place’,” says Josh Hough, General Manager of Regus Salisbury. “And I agree. Salisbury is a great place to live and work, especially in a new, growing or established business. The city already has a diverse mix of professions and companies working here.”
Housed in the attractive Tudor-style Cross Keys House on Queen Street, Regus Salisbury Guildhall Square members already benefit from having one of the city’s most sought-after business addresses. The property offers private offices to rent and meeting rooms in Salisbury, along with a shared coworking area and a business lounge, many desks with views over Meeting Place, and has proved popular with local companies and individuals looking to work within easy reach of Salisbury train station.
“Our Regus centre has a great location in the heart of Salisbury city centre and overlooks Guildhall Square,” says Hough. “It’s only a 10-minute walk from Salisbury train station, where you can get to and from London Waterloo in just 90 minutes, which makes it handy for meetings in the capital. And for local workers, Salisbury’s park-and-ride service works remarkably well with buses every 15 minutes – and it drops off just a few steps from our Regus centre.”
Quench is another growing coworking space but it’s on the outskirts of the city. It offers several different membership levels, including a pay-as-you-go service for non-members, but closes at 3pm. There’s also flexible office space on Milford Street, a 15-minute walk from Salisbury train station, while the Old Fire Station Enterprise Centre on Salt Lane has a mix of coworking space and private offices.
Businesses in towns and cities across the UK are seeing a spike in demand for flexible working practices in recent years as people look for a better work/life balance. Of course, choosing flexible-office space over more traditional set-up means that companies can scale up or down as their business dictates.
IWG is the world’s leading provider of flexible-workspace solutions, and its members not only benefit from access to more than 3,000 offices worldwide but the 2.5m-strong community of like-minded businesspeople who use the network. Regus customers are a mix of startups, small and medium-sized enterprises and large multinational companies, all with their own goals and aspirations, and they want workspaces and communities to match their needs.
“Our central location in Guildhall Square means there are plenty of restaurants close by where our customers can easily entertain their clients,” says Hough. “And at Regus Salisbury, we make leasing an office all very easy with just one online contract, a quick turnaround and all bills in one simple monthly payment.”
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