London; geographical and business capital of the UK. Think London and you think great communication links, fantastic commodities and a wild night life. Increasingly, however, you may also be thinking congestion, pollution and crime. While it is true that London-based businesses stand to reap the benefits of having the hub of UK commerce right on their doorstep, the sought-after London address also brings with it any number city related stresses including the daily irritations of near constant overcrowding and public transport nightmares. Ok, London employees may earn up to 40% more than those working outside of the Capital but when standing jam-packed at an underground station at 7.30am in the morning, facing yet another day’s travel on London’s finest transportation, we wonder how many employees, and employers alike, have questioned whether life in the big city is really worth it.
So is there a real alternative for companies wanting to retain a presence in London but without the associated Big City hassle?
We took a look at an area of small towns lying to the South-West of London central where the western wealth corridor stretches out along the A316 through Greater London and out towards the North-East corner of the county of Surrey. To get a gauge on the types of services offered in the area, we focused on a Surrey village sitting inside the M25 motorway called Hersham, located a couple of miles from the charming towns of Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames and a short drive from junction 11 of the M25. The area surrounding Hersham is home to a variety of scenic areas and attractions, including Hampton Court, and offers a plethora of serviced and managed office accommodation strategically located for businesses that can sit just 25 minutes down track from the big smoke. Here property solutions company Fasset offer businesses the best of both worlds at offices in their Hersham Place Technology Park. Clients have quick access to London (around 30 minutes direct to Waterloo by train) and a calmer, less stressful working environment.
Hersham itself is one of many small towns and villages populating the North-East area of the county of Surrey and while the town has limited commodities Fasset have it covered, offering clients a newly refurbished communal area and coffee shop, a fantastic, very reasonably priced restaurant and on site gym. All offices are generously sized, available on fully-serviced or managed lease terms and are external with plenty of natural light. Nearby, the Thames River offers sanctuary to lunch time wanderers and a number of local pubs and restaurants are within close proximity. With such a tranquil working environment, the overall working-life quality for companies based at Fasset’s popular property is high and typical of similar serviced office locations nearby, which include Weybridge, Chertsey, Staines and Richmond.
Being located so close to London Central, the decision to locate your company in an area such as Hersham in by no means choosing to work totally outside of London itself with employees facing a relatively short commute into the city. There is, of course, the additional option of the Virtual Office. With their increasing popularity, Virtual offices are really taking hold of the serviced office industry as a viable solution for businesses wanting a London address without paying the premium for a physical presence in the city. With this in mind Easy Offices believe that Hersham and surrounding areas offer an alluring alternative for companies thinking of settling outside of the capital.
We take pride in offering many quality Serviced Office solutions in the Surrey and Greater London districts in a variety of small towns like Hersham through to larger cities including Twickenham and Guildford. To view the properties currently available in these areas please click here to be taken to our main website. For further information on the benefits of London Virtual Offices please click here or give us a call today on 01932 834 720 to speak with an advisor.