Owned Offices vs Serviced Offices

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Whether you’re a well-established corporate or a high-energy startup, finding the right office space to match your needs is a challenge that all companies share. And as we move into a post-COVID world, it’s becoming increasingly unclear exactly what sort of office space, if any, companies should be looking for. 

Luckily, Ashlar are here to help. We’re going to be breaking down the key benefits of owning an office vs renting a serviced office, so you’re armed with the right knowledge to navigate the uncharted territory ahead. 

Owned Offices

If you know that you’re here for good, then buying or leasing an office might be the play for your business. After all, while mobility is nice, moving to new offices can be a real logistical headache, and it can be difficult for customers and clients that visit your office regularly too. 

Here are some further benefits of owning an office:

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Serviced Offices

The popularity of serviced offices has risen dramatically in recent years, and with remote working becoming increasingly more common post lockdown, we believe this popularity will continue to soar. 

Serviced offices are perfect for small startups and sole traders that want to get a business moving with far fewer strings attached. No nasty surprises to watch out for in a lease, just simplicity and flexibility. 

Let’s take a deeper look:


Whether renting a serviced office or leasing an office is right for you will depend on what stage your company is at. Are you a young startup looking for a no-strings solution? Go for a serviced office. Are you a well-established company with lots of employees? Perhaps it’s time to settle down in your own, fully-bespoke office. 

We’re Ashlar – a full-service fit out company based in Nottingham that offers a complete package. From design right through to completion, we will work with you every step of the way to create an office space that’s perfect for you and your business. Want to hear more? We’d love to chat – all you have to do is get in touch. 

You can leave all the work to us...

Our dedicated in-house team can design, plan and organise the fit of your space. Our goal is to create innovative spaces designed just for you.

Step One: Design


Our interior designers are always finding new and innovative ways to design commercial interiors that look stunning whilst increasing staff morale, efficiency and productivity. We want your business to grow, thrive and reach its full potential.

Step Two: Plan


Efficient project management goes hand in hand with our design process. We will appoint a dedicated contracts manager to oversee things, ensuring that your project is delivered on time, to budget and specification.

Step Three: Fit


Our team of construction professionals will bring your designs to life with precision and accuracy. No two projects are the same and all our projects are completed to the highest standards, with minimum of disruption to your business.

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