A nationwide provider of conference and training facilities has announced that three of its eight venues will be available to rent as flexible office space on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. This move is in response to the changing shift in working habits and the predicted need for remote workers to meet regularly.
The Venues Collection is a group of eight affordable purpose-built conference and training centres located in central England in out of town locations. Each venue is operating following the strict guidance of the Collection’s ‘Stay Safe, Feel Safe COVID Secure Standards Charter’. The six point charter includes sections on cleaning & hygiene, social distancing, food & drink service, team training, contactless service and The Venue Collections ‘Book with Confidence Guarantee’.
Joanne Barratt, managing director, The Venues Collection said: “According to recent research almost half (45%) of employees expect to work more flexibly after lockdown restrictions on UK businesses are lifted, and many businesses are starting to consider that this could herald a permanent shift in working habits. This trend, coupled with the predicted recession will see many businesses ditch their permanent office space, but still need some occasional space for their remote teams to meet. We are human and we need to meet our colleagues face-to-face – not just once a year at the big company conference, but on a more regular basis. So as more people work remotely, why should businesses pay for an office that is hardly used? Instead, we are offering businesses easily accessible, flexible and cost-effective spaces.
“We are happy to accommodate all sizes of business – from a sole trader looking for peaceful space away from home, to a business growing or shrinking its workforce and needing flexible office space to match demand. We can hire space for an hour, or for a month or more. The world is changing and we are keen and ready with a solution to adapt our spaces.”
Rooms are self-contained with desks, ‘8-hour’ chairs, a kettle, fridge and strong reliable wi-fi. Each property has a lounge, bars and refreshment areas, complimentary onsite parking, a reception desk that is manned 24 /7 and a team on hand who can assist with admin, printing etc.
Each venue is offering a range of pre-orderable, ‘grab and go’ food options too – including bento boxes, and ‘soup and a sandwich’. Menus are revised every fortnight to create variety.
The properties that are offering office space are: Kents Hill Park in Milton Keynes, Sedgebrook Hall in Northampton and Eastwood Hall in Nottingham.