Business Centres in East Sussex
Looking for a suitable working environment for your business? Locate East Sussex highlight some of the high-quality flexible office space this county has to offer, ranging from hot desking facilities to permanent offices in managed centres. From coastal towns and bustling economic centres to rolling countryside, East Sussex has plenty to offer business in terms of office space.
Benefits Of Using a Business Centre
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.
Front of House and Reception Team
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.
Business Centres in East Sussex
In East Sussex we benefit from a plethora of managed workspaces and business centres, and are pleased to see some new spaces recently opened or under construction. Each with their own benefits and unique selling points, they are well worth a visit if a new base is on your agenda.
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.
Creative Media Centre
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.
The Hive at Flimwell park offers hot desking, private booths, small office spaces and meeting rooms, with high-speed internet. Built on stilts and accessed via a boardwalk, this facility sits in the heart of a woodland, offering a peaceful working environment, yet still easily accessed from the A21. The Hive offers an attractive and innovative alternative to a town centre or industrial office facility.
An open plan shared working space right behind Eastbourne station. With high-speed internet, refreshments, 27/7 access, as well as bookable meeting rooms, for people looking for somewhere to work, whether a change of scenery or a long term solution, the various membership packages make this an easy solution for the flexible worker.
Flexible co-working office space with high speed internet, ample parking space and modern shared office facilities equipped with hot-desks, meeting rooms, breakout/ kitchen areas and outside space. Situated just off the A22
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.
Selection of hotdesking and private office spaces in the picturesque town of Rye. Also offer virtual offices, acting as a delivery address for your business, mail forwarding, email, and scanning services, which could be very useful for those who work from home, or for those who travel for work and do not require a desk or office space. This centre also has a nearby 4 floor events facility that can accommodate larger business functions. Only a short walk from Rye station, with short journeys to Hastings and Ashford International and connecting services to London and Brighton.
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.
With 24/7 access to fit around your schedule and high speed wifi throughout the office and outside workspaces, the Spithurst HUB is a professional and vibrant co-working space that offers a welcoming, creative and inclusive work environment. It is also home to the 'Hubbery Cafe' which is open Saturdays and Sundays.
After being delayed due to Covid-19, the Churchfield Business Centre project is now underway. The 29 new business incubator units being built will be available for small and start-up businesses by late summer 2022.