BE Offices, the leading UK flexible office provider, has completed the first stage of its refurbishment programme. The company upgraded 30,000 sq. ft of flexible office space in four central London areas, including The City and Victoria.
The multi-million-pound upgrades included new communal breakout areas and improved design-led interiors. BE plans on investing a further £4m in similar refurbishments over the next year.
The company has reported that this refurbishment is already paying off, with occupancy levels in the newly renovated spaces hitting 85%.
Co-founder of BE Offices, David Saul, felt the renovations were key to the high occupancy levels: “We are investing considerable sums in the BE estate and are reaping the rewards from the programme. Within weeks the refurbished space was 85% occupied as companies found the new offer irresistible. This, we believe, amply demonstrates the importance of maintaining a high level of design and décor in our highly competitive market”.
Saul recently said that the company were looking to dramatically grow when they hired Derren Jennings as group sales director from IWG. As part of this growth, the flexible office provider plans on implementing an annual refurbishment programme, given its current successes. This refurbishment will sit alongside the company’s objectives for growing BE Offices through acquisition and estate expansion.
BE Offices currently have 14 London locations and describe their offices as pro-working spaces, a more formal, high-end alternative to coworking.