Offices for rent in Sheffield
Sheffield is a fantastic location to set up a business in. With a city population of over half a million and an industry that has managed to re-invent over the last three decades, there has never been a better time to invest in Sheffield. What you’re looking for in an office space will always differ greatly from someone else. When you go to look at any type of commercial rental, keep the following points in mind depending on the space you’re looking for.
Conventional Office Rentals
• As a rule thumb allow 50 – 60 sq ft per person*
• Suited for larger business operations
• Short term leases require 2 – 3 years minimum commitment
Serviced office Rentals
• Let by the desk • Choose from standard offices to executive suites
• Expand or contract as your business grows or shrinks
• Rolling contracts that are flexible
• One monthly bill covers all associated services
Shared office Rentals
• Monthly rolling contracts
• Benefit from developed infrastructure & facilities already in place
• All utilities & rates packaged in one monthly bill
• Provides a more professional feel compared to a lone office
• Can give the allusion of one bustling working environment
*This rule applies to all of the above
Sheffield Business Front
What was once a prime steel and coal industry in the last century, Sheffield has come along way in redefining its business profile. While many of the locals work in the public sector, a steady flow of investment has seen companies latch on to the city and it is now considered to be one of the best locations in the country to grow a business. Areas like Riverside Exchange in the city centre have changed the way businesses look at the city and has been a major reason why many international students study and take graduate jobs here.
The number of business parks in Sheffield is constantly on the rise. Some of the most important are Sheffield Technology Park, Velocity Village, The Quadrant, AizleWood Business Centre and Globe II Business Centre. Some of the best locations to have an office in Sheffield are Arundel Street, Bramall Lane, Burton Road and Campo Lane.
Sheffield is lucky enough to be close to two major roadways: the M1 & M18, helping to provide a great link to London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle. With the Peak District to the east, the city doesn’t have as big a rail infrastructure as most UK cities would. An indirect route to London via the East Midlands exists although there are direct routes available to Liverpool and Manchester. The closest airport is Doncaster International Airport; roughly 19 miles from the city centre. Sheffield is lucky enough to be no more than an hour away from a number of major airports including Leeds-Bradford, East Midlands and Manchester International.
There are two universities in Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. With over 65,000 students between the two campuses, it makes for one of the largest student populations in the UK. SHU is the third biggest university in the UK too and a lot of its students go on to work graduate jobs while remaining in the city.
Sport plays a big part in the local culture. Both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday are the two big football teams with a large fan base, while Sheffield Eagles are a fairly popular rugby team. The locals are also big in to ice hockey, while the World Snooker Championships are held every year at the Crucible theatre. A lot of musical festivals take place throughout the year across the city, with Tramlines Festival being one of the most popular. The city is home to a number of successful music acts including the Arctic Monkeys and Pulp. Check out what office rentals are currently available in Sheffield by checking our listings below.