With businesses starting to look at returning to physical office spaces, the Ongar Business Centre (OBC) is once again open for tenancy.
Situated within the M11 & M25 corridor, the Ongar Business Centre provides easy access to areas such as London Stansted Airport, Bishops Stortford, Epping, Brentwood, Harlow and Chelmsford.
Impact of coronavirus on businesses in Essex
Managed by Let’s Do Business Group (LDBG), the Ongar Business Centre has been providing business solutions to a large variety of SMEs for many years. COVID-19 has made life for businesses that much tougher and many businesses are now reviewing their physical office space requirements and indeed their location, with many now considering alternative, smaller hub solutions located away from the traditional offices located within the M25 for example.
OBC has already welcomed several businesses from London, many of which are looking to reduce office and travel costs.
That attraction is likely to increase with the emergence of remote working and the potential benefits of smaller offices that do not subject staff to long commutes. OBC offers ample car parking – as opposed to the potential risks associated with travelling to physical London-based offices.
Virtual tenancy at Ongar Business Centre
Taking up residency at OBC as a virtual tenant is also an option, helping to achieve maximum professionalism without the costs involved in securing office space.
A virtual office allows you to rent out a selection of services which can be accessed while working from home (or wherever you choose to work). Key services as part of your tenancy include a postal address assigned to your business and a mail handling service.
I worked from home even before COVID-19, so I don’t need to rent an office. It’s great that I can have my business post delivered to the centre and have all the benefits of a physical tenant if needed. As a virtual tenant, I have also been able to access free business support from LDBG, and the advice they have given me has been invaluable.
Ongar Business Centre amenities
OBC has available offices to rent ranging in size from 278-629sq ft, with easy in/out licenses or leases, secure 24/7 access, superfast fibre connectivity (subject to contract), car park including spaces for electric vehicles and access to a fully-funded business support service.
The business centre will also soon be launching a new ‘Plug ‘n’ Play’ office with eight ready to go workstations, making it fully prepared for the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Cleaning procedures have been enhanced and are now in accordance with coronavirus guidance, with social distancing measures and hand sanitation stations also in place.