If you’re new to renting out professional space, there are some guidelines which we’ve mentioned below that can help you out. It all depends on the type of 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
Stirling Business Front
Some people often overlook Stirling as a business hub because it has the perception of being farther north than people realise. It sits only 20 miles north of Glasgow and 28 miles north of Edinburgh. Tourism, finance and education are the biggest employers in the area, and the city has the highest average earnings per person in Scotland.
Springkerse Industrial Estate, Castle Business Park, Stirling Enterprise Park, Laurelhill Business Park, Kings Park House and Broadleys Business Park are the foremost business parks in Stirling. Areas like Touch Road also offer business space in surroundings you wouldn’t find with any major city.
The M9 runs right through to east of Stirling and is the most important road link, leaning east towards Edinburgh and joining with Glasgow via the M80 on the west. It takes roughly 45 minutes to get to both cities by car. There are two train stations in Stirling: Bridge of Allan on the north side and Stirling station on the south side. Train times from these stations to Glasgow average roughly 45 minutes. Trains to Edinburgh Waverly are roughly 55 minutes Glasgow Airport is 36 miles away and takes 40 minutes to get to by car. Edinburgh Airport is 30 miles south and takes only 30 minutes via the M9.
The University of Stirling sits on the north side of the city, at the corner of Alloa Road and Hillfoots road. It’s a relatively new university in terms of establishment, coming in to existence in 1967 (to put that in perspective, the next youngest university is the University Of Edinburgh which was founded in 1582). The university is known for having a number of well know research centres that look in to a broad spectrum of specialities that include everything from cancer & dementia to media research and retail.
As well as being a University town with a young population, Stirling is also an underrated tourist spot. This is due to attractions liker Rob Roy’s grave, the National Wallace monument and of course the castle. It is also quite the green space where you’re bound to see plenty of people going for a long walk or hike at the weekend. Check out the current rentals available in Stirling below.