At the heart of the London Borough of Westminster, you’ll find Mayfair. Home to a collection of businesses, the area is positioned between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane. This immediately brings to mind some key shopping streets for luxury, art and fashion items. Pair that with an eclectic and lively bar and restaurant scene, and there can’t be much more your team could ask for in an office location. If you’re looking to find an office for rent in Mayfair, we’ve put together the following guide, we hope you’ll find it useful.
Why rent an office in Mayfair?
Serviced offices in Mayfair come in many shapes and sizes. Above: Canvas Mayfair offices opposite overlooking Selfridges.
As it is considered a pretty exclusive neighbourhood, office space in Mayfair will say a lot about your business. Depending on the goods or services your company provides, Mayfair could put you in the heart of all the action. The location is great for impressing and entertaining clients or future recruits, either in your office – or at a local bar for a quick drink and tour of the town. Sitting amongst future clients, competitors and like-minded professionals is often essential for businesses to thrive.
When it comes to hiring, location is an important factor. Accessibility is often one of the core deciders for employees, so it’s important to think about how close you are to tubes, trains and bus stops. Mayfair is ideally positioned within a modest walking distance to a number of tube stations, which include 24 hour tube lines like the Jubilee. These are important factors to consider if your team works a variety of shift patterns. Stations including Bond Street and Marble Arch, amongst the many others that sit within the West End, allow for excellent connectivity. For those who are travelling from a little further out, Marylebone Station is close by and Paddington is also within easy reach.
What to look for in a Mayfair office space
Consider this your guide to finding an office for rent in Mayfair. While it will not be an exhaustive list, it will give you good insight into the many considerations when looking for your next office space to rent.
Office types in Mayfair
There are a number of office types available in Mayfair, and which one you go for largely depends on the needs of your business. It’s worth considering a flexible space so that you’re able to scale up or down depending on the direction your business continues to take. This is particularly useful as more teams explore elements of working from home combined with working in the office. You may find that the number of desks you need, for example, fluctuate with the evolving nature of the industry.
In recent years shared offices and coworking spaces were a popular option, however, demand has increased for small and private office spaces, and this will no doubt continue. Private office spaces are a great option as they allow for ownership of your workspace and increased visibility of guests coming and going. Combined with a service office option, you’re looking at a space that not only complies with the growing interest in hygiene and cleanliness but also allows for you and your team to focus on the job in hand. Let your office provider cater to your needs and maintain the facilities.
Opting for an open plan office in Mayfair allows you to explore a variety of office layouts. It may be that your office requirements evolve over time, and a flexible space allows for such changes.
This communal area in the Duke Street offices offers a cosy space for teams to refuel.
Once you’ve chosen the office type you want, it’s worth thinking about the features that are most desirable to you. Does your team work outside of the conventional 9am-5pm hours? If so, you might value 24/7 access. We’ve listed a number of features that are worth considering when you’re looking to rent a new office space:
24/7 access – As mentioned, this is growing more and more important to businesses as they offer a full suite of services and flexible working to their teams.
Flexible leases – If you’re a start-up or small business and looking to rapidly grow, a flexible lease will offer the opportunity to make amendments to your agreement and scale up or down depending on your next steps.
Meeting rooms – If you’re opting for an open plan office, think about whether it would be useful to have meeting spaces available for private chats, team catch ups or for meeting clients. These rooms can also double up as private workspaces.
Break out spaces – A trend we don’t see offices moving away from any time soon, is the added comfort of communal areas for team members to take a break away from their desks to either ideate and work on something new, or to take a breath or two. These spaces usually reflect that of a lounge area at home. An added touch of comfort for some of those long days in the office.
Excellent WIFI – You may think this is a given, however, it’s really important to ensure that your office space will meet your needs, particularly if you work in the tech space. Be sure to have an open conversation about the WIFI requirements you anticipate for your team.
Flexible layouts – Most of us want a space we can make our own. If this is particularly important to you, opt for a flexible office space that allows and can support bespoke designs and furnishing.
Kitchen area – Coffee can be the lifeblood of an awesome workforce, so ensure that at the very least your space has an accessible tea, coffee and water station. If you are renting a private office space, ensure that there are sufficient spaces and amenities for your team to have lunch. Shared tables are often a great option, as team lunches work wonders for culture and morale.
Affordable office spaces in Mayfair
This private office space in Mayfair is newly refurbished and with three communal meeting rooms.
Office rent prices in Mayfair and the West End vary depending on location, size and features. On average you’ll be looking at paying from £450 to £1100 per desk for a private Mayfair office space, inclusive of amenities. Many office spaces will quote a blanket fee for desk count and amenities. Be sure to ask if you have any doubts as this can quite quickly affect your budget.
Looking for your next office space in Mayfair is an exciting step. There are some fantastic spaces to rent in Mayfair.
At Canvas offices we offer private offices that are serviced, flexible and bespoke to your needs. All our offices for rent come with access to meeting rooms and facilities in all our office buildings. As well as Mayfair, we offer offices for rent in Shoreditch, Old Street, Dalston and Clerkenwell. If you need further help and guidance about office space get in touch and we’ll be glad to help.