Bizspace: Office, Workshop and Storage Space Under One Roof
Bizspace offers a wide range of office, studio, workshop and light industrial space throughout the UK
One of the biggest obstacles that many businesses face when trying to source flexible workspace accommodation is finding a solution that covers all of their requirements, whether itΓÇÖs office space, light industrial workshops or storage facilities all together under one roof.
Whilst businesses, both large and small, now fully appreciate the flexibile benefits provided by generic serviced office providers, many small businesses require more than just office space. Many require light industrial workspace, studio facilities, storage and even showroom facilities and in the current economic climate the most cost-effective solution is to have everything under one roof.
With more than 100 nationwide locations, Bizspace is the UKΓÇÖs leading provider in multi-facility workspace provision as during the past ten years it has specialised in acquiring a diverse mix of mills, factories, supermarkets and warehouses, as well as dedicated office buildings.
“Most of our clients are small businesses, SMEs and start-ups,” comments Gregg Sheen, BizspaceΓÇÖs marketing director. “And you couldnΓÇÖt imagine a more diverse mix of businesses, industries and market sectors.
“We have everything from manufacturers of electrical and aerospace components, through to wrestling trainers, hairdressers, toy shops, car rental depots and even government re-training centres. These are typical of the thousands of SMEs that require multi-facility workspace facilities as the perfect solution to their workspace needs.
“We have also found that the diverse mix of properties in our portfolio enables clients to find both a location and style of building that best fits their needs. WeΓÇÖve adopted a flexible approach to decor, signage and fit out, which varies from building to building, but generally allows clients to decorate their workspace to suit their needs.
Most of our clients are small businesses, SMEs and start-ups. You couldnΓÇÖt imagine a more diverse mix of businesses, industries and market sectors
Gregg Sheen, Bizspace marketing director
“Old mills and factories have proven exceedingly popular as these lend themselves perfectly to dividing into a wide range of workspace options that provide businesses with the freedom to fit out to their specific requirements. WeΓÇÖve found that large open internal spaces can perfectly form the basis of an effective shopping mall scenario with an eclectic mix of businesses vying for business alongside each other.”
Many businesses are drawn to these buildings by their location, often on the perimeter of major towns and cities, because of the freedom they provide in developing their business and also because of the superior parking facilities they provide over city centre locations.
Traffic congestion, expensive parking costs and fines, and high cost rents can impact clientΓÇÖs services and products and produce a distinct shift in small businesses, and their customers, looking towards out-of-town facilities as providing a better solution to their needs.
When partners, Dan hardy and David Swift, set up Swiftlease in 2009 the choice of a Bizspace centre in Nelson proved key to the business developing into the North WestΓÇÖs premiere car leasing and contract hire company, for both private and business users.
David Swift comments, “We ran the business from our homes for a trial period, but very quickly we realised that we would need professional accommodation. We were drawn to the Business Village in Nelson as it has a strong automotive dealership community.”
Likewise the new hair salon set up by Dominic LaHane found an out-of-town location in Northampton to be the perfect solution. He comments, “After spending more than 25 years in the business, both working in London and being partner to a very successful salon in Kingsthorpe, I wanted a new project and one that would allow me to provide a more personal service.
A Bizspace property in Oldham
“I looked at a number of possible locations for the new business, but chose the Northampton business centre as itΓÇÖs located in the heart of a great business and residential community and has excellent parking facilities. Overall I believe IΓÇÖve got a better and more cost-effective location than being in any high street.”
officebroker.com’s Jo Davey visited the Northampton centre recently, and found it to have an excellent range of office space and extensive industrial space – “that can accommodate all types of businesses”.
Chris Meredith, Head of UK Sales at officebroker.com, is actively arranging visits by the team to business centres around the UK and, following feedback by Jo Davey and a number of other staff who have visited Bizspace locations, said that he was “impressed” by the range of space they have to offer.
“Their office space is of a good standard but the thing that struck me most is their flexibility, both in terms of how they can adapt their space to suit their clients and also in their offering – which typically provides storage, workshop, studio and light industrial space.
“The fact that they have over 100 locations throughout the UK speaks for itself – they are a valued provider, and they have a great team of sales people and centre managers that we are building some excellent relationships with.”
BizspaceΓÇÖs Gregg Sheen concluded:
“The 21st Century business centre needs to be all things to all people. TodayΓÇÖs growing army of small businesses and entrepreneurs demand even greater flexibility, not only in their tenancy agreements, but also in type of workspace available to them.”
To find out more about flexible workspace solutions throughout the UK, speak to a member of the officebroker.com team on 0800 9777 770 or start searching online at www.officebroker.com.