Two new flexible working centres are to be opened by the Boutique Workplace Company, its first outside London.
The serviced office provider has agreed deals in Kingston and Wantage in south Oxfordshire after signing partnership agreements with private landlords.
The Kingston workplace is set to open early Spring 2021 and will have 230 workstations in 13,500 sq ft at ground and part first floor level of the recently developed 40,000 sq ft site called The Smith building. The deal involves seeking occupiers on short-term leases or managed deals for the remaining space in the building.
The Wantage workspace involves taking over the management of Boston House Business Centre at Grove Business Park.
The building has undergone a £2.5 million refurbishment and has 280 desks, co-working space, meeting rooms, a business hub, courtyard garden and free car parking.
The deals are part of a long-term strategy by the company to sign up new buildings and share profits with landlords. It has 30 centres across the capital and is now seeking regional sites following the recent shift of occupiers who are relocating closer to home.
Daniel Wheble, chief executive of The Boutique Workplace Company, said: “As a business we aspire to lead the way for flexible working and private office solutions.
“In a world where flexible work patterns are increasingly becoming the norm, we are keen to look for synergies with landlords whose schemes would benefit from serviced office space, but they themselves don’t perhaps have the experience or scale of businesses to operate one.
“We have a ready-made stand out, design-led model and brand which is far more than just four walls. This is a joint approach from which both parties will benefit.”
Image shows a CGI of the Kingston scheme.
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