As the commercial centre of the lucrative Thames Valley region, Reading is much more than just another London satellite town. Average office space costs in Reading are around £5,500 a year per employee – well below the £6,000 minimum you'd expect to pay even in the cheapest areas of the capital. And, with an abundance of serviced office space available, there's no shortage of space to rent in the town.
In terms of accessibility, Reading is only 30 minutes from London by train, or just over an hour by road. It's also just over 90 minutes away from Bristol, giving equally simple access to markets in the south-west and Wales. Of course, the town itself has a lot more to offer than solid transport connections.
For a start, Reading is one of the UK's tech industry leaders. Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard have long-established bases in the town, and Microsoft's UK headquarters can also be found there. Oracle has a large campus centre in Reading, and one of Procter & Gamble's main research sites is in the town. Proximity to such names has created a thriving local economy, and your business is sure to benefit too, if you choose a Reading office space.
Looking to the future, the town centre Business Improvement District is working hard to develop and improve Reading's retail sector. This, combined with rising London rents, is likely to spark a rush of companies moving to Reading and similarly accessible towns in the south-east. With this in mind, there's never been a better time to get in early and establish your business before prices rise.
At Easy Offices, we can take you through the full range of office spaces available in Reading, including flexible serviced offices, managed offices and furnished offices of all shapes and sizes. We give impartial, unbiased, free advice to help you find the perfect solution for your office needs. Our trained advisors have in-depth experience of the town and the surrounding area, so we can give you professional, tailored advice on which areas and office types will suit your business.
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.