New Chamber member Regus, the global workspace provider, is to open its first centre in Wakefield. Regus now have more than 20 centres in Yorkshire, reflecting the strong demand for flexible, cost-effective workspace in the region.
The centre, which is due to open in December, will be located in Trinity Walk, a bustling retail development in the heart of Wakefield city centre. The nearby city bus station and inner ring road (A61) will provide excellent transport links, as will the centre’s close proximity to Westgate and Kirkgate stations which are both just a few minutes’ walk away.
The site will offer a range of flexible working options for businesses and professionals including meeting rooms which are bookable by the hour, a drop-in business lounge, office space, day offices and virtual office services.
Demand for flexible workspace is growing steadily, as businesses aim to save money on lengthy leases and give employees greater freedom in where and when they work. Research from Regus shows that 40% of UK workers spend at least 2.5 days per week working outside of their main office. Similarly, a third of UK employers are offering their staff more flexible working options. Technology makes it possible to ‘work anywhere’, yet most people prefer an office-style environment to remain productive, motivated and disciplined.
Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “We’re excited to be opening our first centre in Wakefield, further strengthening our presence in Yorkshire. Regus’ investment in the city is testament to increasing local demand for flexible places to work that offer a productive environment for business people to touch down, meet, co-work or base a business.
“We expect strong take-up from local small businesses, start-ups and remote workers as well as national firms opening satellite offices and global businesses establishing a footprint in the local area.
“As world leader in flexible workspace, we are committed to continually expanding our network and making business easier for our customers.”
Visit www.regus.co.uk for more information.