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We’ve moved in to a stellar location in the heart of historic Gloucester – one that both vintage shoppers and rugby fans will rate
Home to the most inland port in the UK, sprawling Victorian warehouses and one of the nation’s most historic docks, Gloucester’s industrial past shines through to the present. For local and international businesses with their eyes firmly on the future, Regus Gloucester Conway House offers one of the most modern workspaces in the characterful city, fresh on the scene since September 2018.
Businesses seeking office space in Gloucester couldn’t ask for a more central location. “You couldn’t really be any closer to the train station if you tried,” says Courtney Gough, Area Sales Manager for Regus. “We’re a two-minute walk from Gloucester’s brand-new bus station and a four-minute walk from the train station, so it’s very central for people commuting in. We get quite a few Regus Businessworld users using the business lounge in Conway House because it’s so close to the transport links.”
One of the perks of basing your business at any Regus location is that you don’t just get to use that single workspace – the world becomes your office. Members can drop in and use the flexible working brand’s 3,000 locations in more than 120 cities worldwide. And it seems members from Regus’s 2.5m-strong community are already making use of the facilities at the new centre when business brings them to Gloucester.
For rugby fans, Regus Gloucester Conway House is moments from Kingsholm stadium, meaning tenants can have a meeting with a client then seal the deal from the hospitality box while watching world-class players compete. Meanwhile, vintage-lovers will appreciate the Fad and Faded flea market opposite – a curious place to browse through vinyl records, clothes and upcycled furniture for a secondhand find on a lunchbreak. Having a view of the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral from your workplace is another inspiring touch.
Conway House’s four-storey red-brick building offers three floors of bright, contemporary coworking space in Gloucester, private offices and a ground-floor business lounge. For companies looking for meeting rooms in Gloucester, there are three professional boardrooms too – members can use them for free for up to two hours per day. “As with every Regus, all your IT support and utility bills are fully serviced, which, having talked to a few people in the Gloucester area, isn’t always the case with other workspaces,” says Gough.
Handing over building and equipment maintenance issues to someone else saves companies valuable time and money, and allows them to focus on growing their business. What’s more, businesses don’t even have to have a physical presence at Conway House to make use of its on-the-ground services – they can make it their virtual office in Gloucester. This means the centre becomes their local business address in the city, where Regus staff take calls and handle all their mail on their behalf.
But for those who are looking for a bricks-and-mortar base in the city, members can also benefit from the brand’s “Design Your Office” service – which lets businesses personalise their private workspace. “My office in the Conway is set up with all the designer office furniture on offer, so new members can get a feel of it and sit on it before they choose it,” says Gough. “This furniture-selection service is free of charge – everything just stays with us once the client eventually moves out.”
The variety of companies that have already moved in to Conway House shows how flexible office space (flexspace) is a valuable option for companies of all sizes, not just startups and freelancers. Unlike traditional office space, which usually requires businesses to sign up for a lengthy lease, flexspace brands like Regus let businesses upscale or downsize the amount of workspace they are using as and when they need to – a handy option for growing businesses that need to keep their costs down, and for larger corporations in uncertain economic times.
Gough says that all manner of businesses have set up a base at Conway House – from charities and recruitment agencies to larger corporations. “We have networking events once a month, so all the clients in the building can meet and offer their services to each other,” she says. As the space at Regus’s gleaming new Gloucester location continues to fill up, a thriving new business community is forming, right in the heart of the city.
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