As a business location Richmond benefits from fantastic communication links. The mainline Station is one of the western termini of the London Underground System providing easy access to the capital. It is also the western terminus of the London over ground line to Stratford and is served by trains from Waterloo Station on the National Rail service, connecting it with Reading, Staines, Windsor, Wimbledon and Weybridge.
Even before the advent of the ‘Credit Crunch’ a key requirement for nearly all companies looking for office accommodation in Richmond was the flexibility of their lease between the needs of the Landlord and Richmond businesses. Now, with both parties facing the increasing pressure of the downturn, the conflict has heightened with Landlords wanting to tie their tenants into as long an agreement as possible while tenants want to keep their agreement flexible, allowing them to upsize, downsize or move on if necessary.
The conflict has lead to landlords being forced to create more and more offices on flexible terms and today’s Richmond office market has a healthy selection of flexible office space, both in the town centre and surrounding fringes heading towards either Kew or Chiswick. There are seven landlords to choose from offering properties with varying degrees of quality and style.
Starting in the town centre, and with arguably the best location, is Kingshott in Heron Square. Sitting within close proximity of an idyllic stretch of the River where some of the best bars in Richmond, such as Henry’s and the Slug & Lettuce, can be found this property makes for an enviable place to work. Set in a quiet square, occupants have easy access to the bustling high street from here.
If you are commuting to Richmond by train then MWB’s Parkshott House on Kew Road may suit you even better. Located directly opposite the train station the providers offer some of the best quality, contemporary space in the area with top of the range serviced office accommodation.
With a great location for easy access to the bars and restaurants of Richmond is Regus on Sheen Road sitting next to Waitrose. This is a modern build offering fully serviced offices to Regus’ usual high standards.
A recent introduction to the town is by operators The Incubon Group situated on Paradise Road. They have a small building which offers fully flexible office space to rent suitable for smaller configurations, the property has easy access to the centre of town and also to the river.
Travelling out of the centre on Kew Road is Rosedale House, tucked away off Rosedale Road. This option provides more economical accommodation and may suit those on a tighter budget. Nonetheless the building provides an efficient working environment and if the hustle and bustle of Richmond is too much then this property sits in a very quiet residential road.
Situated a fair walk from Richmond train station is London House on Lower Mortlake Road. This operator offers some great value space on flexible terms. And finally for those prepared for an even longer walk from the station will find Lower Richmond Properties on Lower Richmond Road, a relatively new landlord offering flexible office space at competitive prices.
Overall there is a good selection of flexible office space to be had and most companies will find something in this pleasant town to suit their particular requirement. If you would like to research the market in greater detail, please click here to view our full Richmond portfolio or call us on 0800 085 5050 and we would be happy to arrange a viewing for you at any of the above-mentioned properties.