Guildford is a historic town in Surrey, paved with cobbled streets. The town sits on the River Wey, within the Surrey Hills, making it a pleasant mix of rural surroundings and a busy town centre and business parks. A thriving commercial town, Guildford is home to several major businesses and a wide mix of industries, including finance, electrical and pharmaceutical companies. The area is well-connected to central London and other major business districts, boosting Guildford as a business location and attracting companies to office space in the town.
Office Availability in Guildford
As well as converted period properties offering shared and individual offices, there are several business and retail parks in and around Guildford. Modern, dedicated, serviced business centres, such as the Surrey Research Park, offer flexible workspace options, meeting rooms with comprehensive conference facilities, WiFi, onsite parking, manned reception and other services at cost-effective rental prices.
Guildford’s excellent transport connections draw businesses to office space in the town. Guildford has two railway stations; the main station is on the west side of the River Wey opposite the main shopping area and bus station, whilst the London Road station is on the outskirts of the town. Most of the bus routes in and around Guildford operate from the bus station in the town centre and there are four Park & Ride services. From the east is the A31 which links with the A3, leading to London and Portsmouth. The A25 connects with the M25 London Orbital motorway.
Shopping, Restaurants and Leisure
Guildford today still retains the granite setts, known as cobbles in the High Street and features a general street market that is held on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as a farmer’s market. There is an abundance of shopping opportunities including luxury brand names and fashion boutiques, high street chains and department stores, independent traders and specialist shops. Office tenants can take advantage of a wide range of cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops, which provide a diverse range of international cuisine.