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Need UK flexspace? Take a look at our spotlight on these Regus locations
As we continue to rethink the world of work – the how, the when and the where we do it – the concept of coworking and the availability of flexspace continue to grow in popularity – and the Regus network continues to expand across the UK. Down on the south coast, the newly opened Bournemouth, Oxford Point is a case in point: as a mixed-use development, it contains halls of residence for both Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University as well as a fully equipped flexible office for businesses of all stripes. Users can expect a full suite of facilities, including desks and offices in every size and shape, as well as meeting rooms and the option of a virtual office for those who just need an address and somewhere to pop in (and at a five-minute walk from the train station, popping in is easy).
In Wokingham, the Winnersh Triangle property is another fresh expression of the desire to do things differently, launching in a village location surrounded by greenery. Offering the same options as the Bournemouth property, it’s a reminder that you don’t need to be in London to operate a fully functional office (though access to the capital is easy by car and train).
In fact, Regus continues to surprise with its properties around the UK, proving that the how, the when and the where are at the heart of everything it does. Here are just a few examples of where you can find Regus in Britain:
Belfast is booming, and the Regus premises in Belfast, Cathedral Quarter make for an ideal base from which to be a part of it. Hidden behind the elegant façade of a corner office in the centre of the city, a thoughtful remodelling and tasteful design provide everything you need to set your stall in Northern Ireland. Facilities include office space, a virtual office, meeting rooms and a business lounge – plus hot-desking and permanent berths that vary in size depending on your requirements. Not far from the Laganside Development (home of the landmark Waterfront Hall), everything the city has to offer is within easy reach.
Head south to the Irish Republic and take your pick – the capital boasts 10 Regus properties spread throughout the city. The most picturesque of the bunch is Dublin 2 Pembroke House, which puts you in a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of the commercial district. Despite its historic beginnings, the property comes fully connected and fully equipped with all the facilities a modern business (of any size) needs – the area has become a hub for financial and IT services in recent years, while Dublin’s many charms are close to hand – and it’s easily accessible by air, rail and road.
In the Welsh capital, the Cardiff Bay Centre is situated right in the middle of the Harbourside development among some of the city’s most famous landmarks. From the National Assembly for Wales government building designed by Richard Rogers, to the Wales Millennium Centre that provides a stunning home to internationally recognised arts and cultural bodies like the Welsh National Opera, it’s a prime location. And with one of the fastest-growing economies and most skilled workforces in the UK, plus easy access to the M4 corridor, this is an excellent choice for any business looking for a foothold in Wales and the West.
Forget the Edinburgh Festival: with a reputation as the real home of the arts in Scotland, Glasgow also offers a choice of Regus locations – but Glasgow Buchanan Street may be the jewel in the architectural crown. Located in an imposing Victorian building on the city’s most sought-after thoroughfare, it comes as no surprise that Buchanan Street was awarded the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Street Award when you consider the plethora of shops, hotels, restaurants and bars on the doorstep. But it’s not all play: Glasgow is also Scotland’s largest urban economy and one of Europe’s 16 biggest financial centres, as well as having a vital role in the country’s “Silicon Glen” tech sector.
If you’ve ever fancied conducting business from a converted tea factory, then Liverpool, Ropewalks could be for you. Inside, a modern, open-plan business centre provides a stunning contrast to the storied exterior, with an airy feel and a bright and breezy breakout area. Part of the sprawling Liverpool ONE development, whose well-curated mix of premium restaurants and retail has made a huge impact on the regeneration on this side of the city, the location is second to none. Being walking distance from Liverpool Central station makes access easy, and proximity to the city’s Baltic Triangle creative community keeps things lively.
In summary, the benefits of flexspace are many, whatever your size: short-term leases allow you to scale up or down as your needs dictate, and maintenance issues like cleaning and repairs are taken care of – allowing you to concentrate on what you do best without the hassle of admin. Under the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation’s IFRS 16 accounting rules, a short-term lease can also be advantageous for the balance sheet, and the frisson gained from rubbing shoulders with likeminded entrepreneurs is not to be underestimated. And as this snapshot shows, you’re likely to find a Regus wherever you need to be.
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