Short term, or temporary leases, or as little as one day with hotdesking, makes using a business centre the most flexible office option, especially useful for new and SMEs who may not require, or be able to commit to permanent real estate. Whether it's your permanent base or just somewhere to go for a change of scenery and to concentrate, there is a wide range of business centres and coworking options across East Sussex to meet your needs.
When hiring workspace, you only need to pay for what you need. Whether that is a private office or just a few hours a week at a shared desk, there is no need to have large, underutilised office spaces using up precious capital. On top of this, all the maintenance costs associated with running an office are generally included with the fees, reducing the stress and responsibility on the business. The costs required to set up an office, from furniture to IT to photocopiers, can quickly become very expensive. Using shared facilities mitigates these costs, and also reduces the responsibility of maintaining them, which in the short term, or for smaller businesses is far more cost efficient.
Most business centres have staffed receptions. Not only can the business rely on having someone to support them with any issues they have within the office, but they can also aid the professionalism of the business. Whether that is having someone to greet and direct customers to the office, or just having someone to sign for parcels and provide efficient mail handling, it can improve your business image to your customers
Being surrounded by other SMEs gives an ideal opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and share knowledge. Many business centres organise events and workshops for their clients and external businesses that could be informative or provide useful connections to clients, co-workers, or related businesses. Being part of a community can also improve the social lives of workers and general happiness at work, as it reduces isolation or overreliance on digital communication, which can both have negative impacts on mental health and productivity. There may also be access to support and advice as part of the facilities offering, whether that be in-house or through partnerships with the wider business community.
Business centres should have strong communication infrastructures such as fast and stable broadband, built in phone lines and mail and posting services. This will improve the efficiency and capabilities of the business, as there will reduce time due to connection or communication issues, and faster internet connection with which to perform business requirements.
Compared to working from home or using a café or similar using a business centre appears professional, whilst also aiding focus and productivity during working hours. Many business centres have access to meeting or conference rooms, meaning meetings can take place in a productive environment.
Situated on Denton Island in Newhaven, The Newhaven Enterprise Centre is a managed facility offering 1-2 person units through to larger options, on short flexible terms to suit your businesses needs. There are also hotdesking options and private offices available to rent for a short as 1 day. Benefitting from free on-site parking, high speed broadband and access to bookable meeting and breakout rooms, as well as a full-time reception service, this is an ideal location to grow and develop your business, without the need for large outlay on office facilities.
Set in the heart of Hastings town centre and just a few minutes’ walk from the station, the Creative Media centre form Seachange Sussex is a managed office facility with a focus on creative businesses. Benefitting from being surround by a network of likeminded businesses, The Centre also has meeting rooms for anyone to hire by the hour or the day – perfect for interviews, training days or board meetings.
Situated on Churchfields industrial estate, the Innovation Centre offers units from 150-600 sq. ft, on-site parking, meeting rooms for tenants’ companies, and a staffed reception as well as a relaxation area and gardens. Each space is ready to move in to with flexible leases and ready-to-go high-speed broadband Internet and phones.
A range of flexible office space in Hastings, from small to medium size office spaces, to hot-desking solutions, bookable meeting rooms and community spaces. Situated on Castleham Industrial Estate, there is plenty of free parking and easy access, just 4 minutes from the A21 and with easy access to Hastings and St Leonards Warrior Square train stations.
Developed for those looking for a ‘workplace home’ Freedom Works is a Co-working and Flexible Office space provider, which is ‘more than a roof over your head’. They pride themselves on providing good quality workspace to encourage growth for those wanting to work near their home along the South Coast. Freedom Works are pleased to be expanding into Hastings, providing a new space opening Summer 2022! Offering 15,000 Sq Ft of workspace to support over 100 businesses!
High Weald House business centre is part of a major new business community in an attractive countryside setting. Offering offices to let from 627 sq ft to 18,248 sq ft with on-site parking, it is an ideal space for small, medium, or larger businesses looking for flexible office space.