Small Business Office Space Gets Go-ahead
Over 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible office space will be built on a former airfield in Somerset, with the focus of the project being to provide office space suitable for SMEs and start-up businesses, following the approval of North Somerset Council.
Known as ΓÇ£The HiveΓÇ¥, the project will be able to accommodate up to 60 separate businesses tenants on site, with all the offices jointly benefiting from on-site support services and communal facilities.
Operated by the North Somerset Enterprise Agency ΓÇ£The HiveΓÇ¥ appears to be modeled on serviced office space, a flexible and cost effect form of office space that has become increasingly popular in recent years – as more and more businesses seek to inject flexibility and cost control into their operations.
ΓÇ£We are delighted that North Somerset Council has approved plans to bring a much-needed enterprise hub to North Somerset, where start-up and growing businesses can access all the facilities, advice and support they need to grow, literally on their doorstep.” explained North Somerset Enterprise AgencyΓÇÖs Chief Executive Angela Hicks.
The building itself, which is described as a ΓÇ£three-storey landmark buildingΓÇ¥, will be located in landscaped surroundings and is due to be delivered in early 2012.
As with most modern office spaces, sustainability and energy-efficiency are high on the agenda in terms of ΓÇ£The HivesΓÇ¥ design ΓÇô with natural ventilation, lighting and solar roof panels all being deployed in order to achieve an ΓÇÿAΓÇÖ grade on the buildings Energy Performance Certificate and an expected BREEAM rating of Very Good.
For those businesses seeking office space with a wider range of services on their doorstep however, officebroker.com advertises serviced offices space in nearby Bath – all of which provide a great range of business facilities as well as having the convenience of being located within the historic city.
Located only a short distance from the business hub of Bristol, the businesses centres offering office space in Bath also have easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways, providing good access to the cities of Cardiff and Birmingham as well as a straight-run into Central London.
With an average price of just ┬ú194.00 per workstation*, office space in Bath remains an average of ┬ú32.00 per workstation cheaper than nearby Bristol.
To explore the full range of office space available in either these or any other UK town or city simply visit www.officebroker.com.
*Cost based on year-to-date average based on internal data from officebroker.com (Jan ΓÇô Sep 2010).