Office to Rent Heathrow: Supporting The Business Lifecycle

As a business works its way through the various stages in its lifecycle, its needs will naturally change. One of the requirements that tend to change the most is office space. Here, we explore how making a wise choice in office space at the very beginning can make all the difference in terms of supporting business growth. Location plays a vital role in this success and, when looking for a flexible office to rent, Heathrow could make the perfect option for the business with aspirations for expansion.

Every business has to start somewhere, and when it comes to office space, the needs at the outset during the start-up phase will likely be very different to those that arise as the organisation grows. From desk capacity, to demand for facilities, there is always a natural progression.

Moving from one office to another, however, can be disruptive and costly. What’s more, for businesses that have become established and well-known in a particular area, there could be considerable disadvantage where a fresh start has to be made in a new location.

This is precisely why choosing office space that can accommodate the entire business lifecycle, so that an organisation can grow without moving and take full advantage of flexible options that suit both changing and challenging times, is such a wise move.

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The start-up phase

A number of new businesses opt for co-working spaces or a mixture of co-working and remote working as the first stage of establishing a presence.

For the smaller business, independent professional or freelancer, co-working spaces can be motivational places in which to work, with other start-ups and like-minded people around to bounce off. A mix of skills and networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs put the icing on the cake.

This type of office space is fully ready to go, offering everything from high-speed internet access and telephone, reception services and meeting room hire to onsite cafeterias and onsite parking. Easy all-in monthly billing gives certainty to the young and growing business.

The great thing is that once your office space needs start to evolve, you are not contracted into a tenancy agreement that will cost you the earth to exit.

The growth phase

As a business matures, so office space requirements change. An independent workspace gives a company its own identity and the scope it needs to grow further.

However, making the jump from co-working to a traditional office rental lease can often be a step too far. It can be better to take the middle ground and opt for a fully fitted and serviced option instead.

This type of office to rent will typically offer a range of facilities, from high-speed internet and telephone to round-the-clock security, a staffed reception, meeting room hire, cleaning and, depending on the individual building, may also benefit from a café, gym, showers and bicycle hire and storage.

The expansion phase

There may come a time when your business outgrows the rigidity of a furnished, serviced office space and needs more freedom and greater flexibility. An open-plan space that accommodates your growing staff, storage and technology requirements forms a natural progression.

Taking on an office on a traditional lease basis can be quite a leap of faith. However, if you choose the right building in a prime location, it will make things all the easier. Even better if you are staying put in the same building you initially started out, where you have an established presence, and your existing workforce is already settled in.

The importance of flexibility and location when renting an office

The natural progression of business growth will more often than not mean there will come a time when an office move is on the cards. But if you can avoid a full-on relocation by sourcing the right building in the right location in the first place, one that provides the scope to move through the ranks, you will avoid much of the headache of having to move.

If you are looking for a flexible office to rent, Heathrow could make the ideal location, especially if business growth is on your plan.

Heathrow is very well located, benefiting from exceptional transport links, including Heathrow Central Railway Station with its non-stop service to and from Paddington, and with the M4, M25, A4 and A30 all making it easily accessible by road. When Crossrail is completed, Heathrow will link directly with much of east London.

Situating your business at Heathrow could present tremendous international growth potential, with such close proximity to a global audience.

Looking for an office to rent? Heathrow and The Mille could be the perfect move for your business.

The Mille is a recently refurbished landmark building situated on the Great West Road in Brentford, just 10 miles from Heathrow.

The building has been designed to support the full office lifecycle, offering co-working spaces; fully fitted, serviced offices, and open-plan offices for rent on a traditional lease basis.

The building is feature-rich with superfast fibre-optic broadband, dedicated car parking, an onsite gym and café, shower and changing facilities, covered cycle racks and free Brompton bicycle hire, plus 24-hour access and security.

To learn more about sourcing your perfect, business-growth-friendly office to rent in Heathrow, you are welcome to contact one of our sole agents to arrange a viewing at The Mille.