Office Leasing Guide - Plymouth
Maritime city Plymouth occupies a prime position on Devon’s south coast. Its major port has made it a popular base for businesses since the days of the Roman Empire, and it remains a bustling hub for trade.
Merseyside is a rising star in the commercial world. Its largest city, Liverpool, was once a key port city that played a starring role in the 19th century industrial revolution. Goods such as coal and cotton, as well as other freight and cargo, could reach its docks via the Mersey Estuary, which flows out into the Irish Sea straight across to Dublin and beyond. It struggled when heavy industry went into decline but has re-emerged as a key northern city in recent years thanks to its rich cultural centre.
Merseyside encompasses Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, the Wirral and the city of Liverpool and is an excellent place to base any kind of business. Start-ups in industries from design, media and the arts to finance and business crowd onto the streets of Liverpool, while industrial giants have clustered along the Estuary’s western banks in the Wirral.
Take a look at some of the most visually exciting and well-located commercial properties in Merseyside.
This large office building is ideal for a business seeking a well-connected base or regional office in the North West. It has 94 car parking spaces, is fully air conditioned and up to three floors of office space can be rented. It’s easy to reach, with main arterial road the A561 close to the business park, connecting it to nearby towns like Widnes and Runcorn as well as the centre of Liverpool. Better still, it’s just a five-minute drive from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, making it ideal for businesses that regularly welcome international clients.
Bursting with character in an enviable waterside location, this office will make an excellent home for creative businesses. The exposed brickwork ceilings and walls, which date back to the 19th century, give the space an edgy, urban feel, while ample suspended strip lighting stops it feeling gloomy. Large windows also offer excellent views out across Albert Dock. It’s ideally located for social businesses, as the surrounding dock is packed with bars and eateries perfect for after-work drinks.
Just off New Quay street, this co-working and serviced office space is situated in Liverpool’s vibrant heart. It’s set in an open square around the Nelson Monument and the period façade offers an impressive welcome to visitors. Inside, fully furnished and equipped desk space has been completed to an exceptional standard and can be used for hot-desking or as a permanent base. It’s just four minutes’ walk from Moorfields train station or seven minutes’ walk from James Street and is well connected by the buses that run through Chapel Street from Liverpool’s suburbs.
On the western banks of the River Mersey, this spacious industrial unit is situated in the heart of a busy trading estate. It has integrated translucent roof lighting to ensure the space is bright, adjacent on-site parking and yard space for outdoor work. Security won’t be a concern, as the unit is fitted with secure roller shutter loading doors and a glazed pedestrian entrance to keep your goods and equipment safe. The nearby A41 makes it easy to reach the unit from Birkenhead and central Liverpool.
The iconic, regal façade of the Port of Liverpool building has cemented its status as one of Liverpool’s proudest gems. Having recently undergone a £10 million restoration, the grade II listed building boasts mod-cons like full climate control, an on-site café and a car park. However, the building’s communal space retains its early 20th century charm, with period features like marble columns, ornate wall detailing and the central domed roof. The offices have been renovated to have a clean, modern look, accentuated by the large arched windows that allow in plenty of natural light.
If you’ve always wanted to work near the coast, Bournemouth and Poole are two great options for running a business in. Once the playground of fisherman, today the two areas are seeing prominent business growth and innovation. With a young and skilled population and a diverse mix of sectors, there are lots of exciting opportunities here.