This autumn, The Boutique Workplace Company is bringing the quality of London to Richmond town centre, having signed a lease on a prominent five-storey office building, Sovereign Gate.

Previously Richmond town centre police station, the grade A refurbishment will offer stylish office space for companies to enjoy, with amenities including breakout areas, phone booths and meeting rooms all designed with the occupier at its core.

 Ready for occupation in November 2022, Sovereign Gate will supply private office space on flexible terms to companies seeking office space to accommodate between 1-100+ employees. As with all boutique workplaces, it is a transparent, all-inclusive package with access to business-grade Wi-Fi, and no rental deposit is required. The workspace is DDA compliant, dog friendly, has lift access, showers and room to store bikes with secure bike racks. The workspace has been fitted with sensor LED lighting, and the building is certified with an EPC rating of A.  

 From a social and environmental perspective, The Boutique Workplace Company continues to restore and repurpose existing properties instead of developing new properties, ensuring that unlimited coffee is responsibly sourced and networking events are organised in Richmond to support the local community.  

  Richmond regularly features in the hit lists for being one of the happiest places to live in the UK, and one of the best places for commuting, despite being outside zone one. 

 Daniel Wheble, chief executive officer of The Boutique Workplace Company, commented: “Offices aren’t becoming less important to businesses, but the ways in which we use them are shifting. No longer a default work location for the nine to five, workplaces are now hubs and spaces for collaboration in and outside of zone one. As part of that, the modern office needs to work with all facets of a person’s life, factoring in the requirement for remote working and the ability to work closer to home some days of the week. We identified that Richmond was always a popular location for flexible workspace, but there has never been a design-led workspace offering with full amenities where employees can feel inspired and have everything they need from the office”. 

 The building is centrally located, less than two minutes walk from Richmond station on the corner of Kew Road and Church Road and moments from Richmond’s famous range of shops and cafés. Fast train and tube links connecting Richmond to central London within 20 minutes and Heathrow within half an hour, together with the amenities of Richmond and its open spaces, make Sovereign Gate a unique and engaging location for businesses.  

 Will Kinnear, founder of HEWN, comments“Sovereign Gate is a superb acquisition for The Boutique Workplace Company, who have a growing portfolio across London and the South East. It will be the best quality of space in Richmond, offering serviced office spaces and coworking solutions for local entrepreneurs and businesses. The flexible workspace market is booming, Boutique’s move to suburban regional markets demonstrates the growth of hybrid working over the last 3-4 years and the trend for high quality, in-demand relevant workspaces will only continue to grow.” 

 Sovereign Gate will also be part of the Boutique Members Club which offers access to coworking lounges across 16 locations—allowing remote workers to work from anywhere between 0900-1730 with access to high-speed Wi-Fi and unlimited coffee. 

 The Boutique Workplace Company currently operates over 30 workplaces across London. 

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