Long recognised as UK's second city, in recent years Birmingham has become much more than just an alternative to the capital. This is reflected in the average office space cost in Birmingham – £5,700 a year per person – yet still much cheaper than almost anything Central London can offer.
Birmingham has manufacturing roots, and the city is still host to a lot of industry, from car making to chocolate. However, manufacturing no longer defines the city – it's the creative and service sectors that have built modern Birmingham. Being within a 90-minute train journey of London means that a host of international business have fled the spiraling costs of the capital and made a home in Birmingham. PwC and EY, two of the biggest professional services firms operating in the UK, have a major presence in Birmingham, as do a host of law firms including DLA Piper, Eversheds and DWF.
In terms of transport, Birmingham International Airport serves most of the world, and is behind only the airports of London, Manchester and Edinburgh in terms of total passenger volume. The city's central location means getting anywhere in the UK is simple, and the revamped Birmingham New Street station is the busiest and most active outside of London.
What's more, that quick train journey to London is set to become near-instantaneous when HS2 takes off. Establishing your business in a Birmingham office space today will effectively put you within a blink of an eye of Central London in a few years' time. This will be a costly endeavour once the infrastructure is finalised, so getting a head start makes complete sense.
At Easy Offices, we can advise you on our full range of available office space in Birmingham, in any shape and size. We give impartial, unbiased, free advice to help you find the perfect solution for your office needs. Our expert advisors have detailed knowledge of the city and the surrounding area, so we can give you experienced advice on which areas and office types are most appropriate for your business needs.
Our fees are paid by the office provider, not by you, so you can benefit from all this advice at no extra cost. Call us today on 01932 834 720 and let us help you find your perfect office space in Birmingham.