Victor Harris, April 25, 2022

What is a Managed Office?

With office costs continuing to rise, more and more business owners are considering to move their business into a managed office space. But what exactly is a managed office? What are the benefits? How do you know if it is right for your business? This guide will help you answer all these questions and get a better understanding.

Is it the same as a Serviced Office?

Although sometimes confused with a serviced office, there is a significant difference between the two. Managed is a hybrid space which is in between serviced and leasehold. It offers the flexibility of serviced with the privacy of a leasehold self-contained space. This means flexible terms and a fully fitted space for a single monthly price. This is like serviced but with the benefit of being self-contained like traditional leasehold space.

The offices come fully equipped and the provider takes care of any issues that arise. For example, if the air conditioning stops working, the provider will be responsible for resolving the issue. This is unlike a leasehold office, where problems would directly rest with the occupying business.

Typically deposits with managed offices are lower in comparison to leasehold and contracts are usually shorter, with either licenses or short-form leases. This is different to leasehold as they require around 30/50 page leases. Managed offices are known to be better tech-enabled spaces with seamless mobile apps that communicate with the managed office provider. The providers are also enhancing their offerings which go as far as concierge services.

Pictured: A Managed Office we are marketing in EC2

What Are the Benefits of Using a Managed Office Service?

Greater flexibility

Many managed office contracts last at least around 1-3 years. However, shorter agreements can be arranged between the two parties. The flexibility aspect usually appeals to start-ups and small businesses that do not have the financial stability to commit to a longer term. If you are a larger, more established business, you can also negotiate for agreements to last even longer, giving you security and stability.

More privacy

Managed offices offer increased privacy since none of the areas of the building is shared with other companies. Therefore, there are no interruptions by other people. This enables you to concentrate without being distracted, which is great for firms dealing with sensitive information or discussing and organising company activities. Some offices have their own front door, which is great for those that have clients visiting and want to make a good impression.

Control with design

A managed office is essentially a blank canvas for the renter to put their mark on. The advantage is that you can create a space that works best for your business. Desks, lighting, colour schemes and branding can all be customised to fit business needs. When it comes to the design and decor of the office, it is ultimately up to the renter. Meeting rooms can be added to the space as well as private office rooms. The office team will provide you with an interior designer who will work with you to create your vision. This service comes with the price of the office.

Lower risk and cost

The fixed monthly fee gives businesses access to available facilities and enables companies to leave the premises if they want to move on later down the line. Therefore, there will not be any surprises with extra charges when moving in or out, so renters can keep track of spending.

Space Management

Managed office providers will take on the role of the operations team for your company. This means they will ensure the office is cleaned and maintained. They also stock up the kitchens with milk and other essentials like coffee and even organise birthday celebrations for your staff members.

Pictured: A Managed Office we are marketing in EC2

Why Should You Consider Moving to A Fully Managed Office?

You should consider a fully managed office if you want the best of leasehold and serviced in one. This is also a great option for those that have outgrown their serviced office spaces and are now looking to move into a space of their own but still with flexibility and convenience. If the design is an important factor, then this also the option is for you. The office team will work with designers to create a bespoke fit-out that suits your company’s needs. This could be in a modern working style or a traditional one depending on the company’s preference.

If you find yourself wanting to get straight to work and have office rooms, meeting rooms and amenities ready for you, then a serviced office is the best option for you. This option will allow you to move into an office right away without having to design the space. If you are still unsure about the type of office that will suit you best, then get in touch. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to find a Managed office, Victor Harris can help. We will be able to find you a space that suits your needs and requirements. Get in touch with our team of experts on 020 7183 8458 or send us an email inquiry at

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Office Search

Find the space that's right for you.

Office Search

Similar posts

The Rise of Co-working Spaces

5th February, 2024

The conventional office landscape has changed significantly in the last few years, with coworking spaces growing as a major trend in the business world. Different reasons make this shift, including remote work, the gig economy, and the need for more flexibility and collaborative workspaces. Post Views: 2,117

How to decide on the Ideal Office Space for your Business Needs

26th January, 2024

In todays paced business world, the importance of finding the office space cannot be emphasized enough. A suited environment has the power to improve productivity boost employee morale and greatly contribute to the success of your business. Post Views: 2,341

Wellness in the Workplace: Designing Healthy and Productive Spaces

11th January, 2024

In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, the emphasis on employee wellness has become a top priority for forward-thinking organizations. A crucial aspect of promoting a healthy work-life balance is the design of the workplace itself. Post Views: 2,577

Sustainability in Office Space

19th October, 2023

In today’s modern world, the importance of sustainability has increased a lot. It’s not just a word, it’s taking industries to new levels, especially when we talk about the way we design and utilize office spaces. Post Views: 3,238

History of Mayfair

10th October, 2023

Mayfair, a beautiful district located in London’s West End, has long been known for its beauty and affluence. While Mayfair is often known for its residential brilliance, Mayfair also extends to the world of office spaces and businesses. Post Views: 4,509

What is a Multi-Space Office?

29th September, 2023

Multi-space offices and flexible workspaces have become increasingly popular in recent years. Do you know why people prefer Multi-space offices? What is the main reason behind it? Do you want to know about it? Post Views: 4,277

Your Next Office Move in London: A Step-by-Step Guide to Seamless Transition

25th September, 2023

A recent survey from Clutch revealed that 68% of employees experienced positive outcomes from an office relocation.   Relocating an office in London can be a game-changer for your business. But without a well-structured plan, what seems promising can be overwhelming.  Here’s a quick guide to help you transition smoothly: Post Views: 4,518

Why are more businesses choosing flexible office space in london?

29th August, 2023

Ready to revolutionize work? Explore London’s heart for futuristic offices. Discover adaptability, cost-effectiveness, and collaboration in our flexible workspaces. From furnished setups to prime spots, we’ll innovate your workspace. Explore now and lead in the dynamic business world. Ready for productivity’s next level?” Post Views: 4,611

London office space

29th August, 2023

Imagine a workspace where commerce, culture, and innovation converge – that’s London. 🌆 Ready to elevate your business in a city that offers more than just office space? Explore the dynamic tapestry of opportunities awaiting you. Post Views: 4,764

5 Reasons Why Flexible Workspaces Are Here To Stay

30th September, 2022

Do you like to have the ability to work from anywhere? Do you like having access to vast amenities at work? If so, you’re not alone. And that’s why flexible workspaces are becoming more and more popular. Here are five reasons why they’re here to stay Post Views: 4,562

    No Time To Search? Request A Call Back!

    VH pride ourselves on our response time. You will be contacted within the hour unless started otherwise.

    Or call us: 020 7183 8458

      Ask Us A Question

      Or call us: 020 7183 8458