Rattling (around) the Sabre ΓÇô Woking Office Space Deal
The biggest office space letting of the year in Woking has reportedly taken place this week, with Sabre Holdings ΓÇô which includes the well-known Travelocity website ΓÇô taking the decision to sub-lease two floors of its office space at the companyΓÇÖs Victoria Gate office building in Woking to Valiant Petroleum.
In what will be a relocation project for Valiant Petroleum, who currently occupy offices located near Woking Train Station, the move will see them taking-up occupancy on the third and fourth floors of the Sabre building on the opposite side of the town centre near The Lightbox Gallery and Museum.
Having clearly had enough of rattling around the empty space, the decision by Sabre Holdings to sub-let its unoccupied office space is hardly surprising – and is likely an option being considered by many firms who have found their workspace requirements diminished in the last 18 months.
In fact the issue of unwanted and unused office space has become somewhat of issue in recent months, with many companies choosing to take a good hard look at the impact of such space upon their balance sheets ΓÇô with the intention being to merge, reduce, maximise or streamline the way in which office space is used by their employees on a day-to-day basis.
And it is not just big business looking at their office space needs with a view to saving cash during these hard times, even the UKΓÇÖs new (ish) coalition Government and various local and regional councils have been making changes to the way they use their office space in an attempt to hit their austerity laden budgets.
Sub-leasing is of course one solution to coping with a change in the amount of office space a company may need, but as those who entered into a sub-lease with the now collapsed Halliwells law firm in Manchester found out recently, it is not without its potential pitfalls.
A practical solution bereft of such problems – and which is already used by many thousands of businesses around the world – are serviced offices, which are geared toward providing a level of flexibility and adaptability not available through conventional, capital intensive office space.
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