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Reserving a Serviced Office – The Future of Getting Back to Work?

Reserving a Serviced Office – The Future of Getting Back to Work?
01 September 2020
 

Flexible office provider Office Space in Town has today launched “OSiT Adjust”, a product which allows their clients to reserve a serviced office space on a short-term and part-time basis.

Office Space in Town (OSiT) has reported that their clients are seeking increased flexibility when renting office space. 

For example, the average commercial office lease length in the UK declined by ten months in the period between February and June this year, according to property data group Re-Leased. In the flexible arena, there has been a similar trend, with businesses seeking to take office space for ever shorter periods. 

This launch coincides with the government revealing their campaign to encourage workers back into their physical workplaces.

 

“Understandably, business owners do not want to commit to office space long term and OSiT adjust can safely facilitate their needs. I am confident that this new product makes OSiT the most flexible workspace provider in the UK.” 

–Sarah Singlehurst

Sales Director, OSiT 

 

OSiT Adjust

 

Using this new product, clients can reserve a workspace for a minimum of just one day, with an average office size serving up to 10 people.

At any of OSiT’s centres, businesses will be able to welcome their staff into a safe working environment, with Office Space in Town recently certified as “Good to Go” – the official UK mark to signal that a business has worked hard to follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

OSiT adjust was conceived by Sarah Singlehurst, Sales Director at Office Space in Town, in response to a growing number of enquiries from businesses seeking far greater flexibility when taking office space, with the option of being able to book their office for limited or shorter periods. 

The new product will complement the services OSiT already provides across its 11 building portfolio, including its seven locations in Central London. Whether they choose a designated office space with desks and workstations or a meeting room, clients will have access to the full suite of services provided by OSiT.  

For the length of a client’s booking, OSiT will collect post and direct phone calls to the company’s individual office in any OSiT building. OSiT will also provide a deep-cleaning service for the office after each day that the space is used to ensure it is compliant with health and safety policies – a measure that has been implemented across OSiT’s portfolio. 

Sarah Singlehurst, Sales Director at OSiT commented: “ Understandably, business owners do not want to commit to office space long term and OSiT adjust can safely facilitate their needs. I am confident that this new product makes OSiT the most flexible workspace provider in the UK.” 

Niki Fuchs, Managing Director at OSiT, added: “Innovation has always been at the heart of our culture and growth at OSiT. As the needs of our corporate clients change we have always sought to adapt our services to match this and the launch of OSiT adjust is a perfect example. 

“Companies have never needed more support from all their advisers, stakeholders and suppliers and we are proud to play our role in helping businesses navigate this current very difficult economic environment so that they can contribute fully to the country’s economic recovery.” 

 

Staff Want to Return to a Physical Office

 

Fuchs also commented that she welcomes the government's "back to work" campaign:

"We welcome the government's renewed commitment to encouraging people back to the office. We've already seen the economic impact of empty offices, creating 'ghost towns' in cities, and, importantly, the negative effect that working remotely has had on productivity and staff wellbeing.

"So, while the future office has been a source of much speculation, there is growing indications that people want to return. In fact, in our recent survey, we found that 95 per cent of people want a physical office to return to."

Picture: Picture: A meeting room at OSiT Blackfriars - Office Space In Town's newest office which opened its doors in July 2019. 

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 01 September 2020

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