It’s one of London’s most iconic buildings, and at just over 1000 foot, it’s the tallest structure in the EU. Let’s face it, if there’s one building that needs no introduction, it’s The Shard in SE1.
The apex of the capital’s skyline is home to many a prestigious entrepreneur and enterprise. Amongst other things, its glass walls contain swanky apartments, a number of restaurants serving up a diverse assortment of cuisines and a retail arcade where you can buy anything from a boutique bouquet for a client to a fine, tailor-made suit for your next business meeting.
But did you anyone can rent a private serviced office for their business in The Shard? Startups and SMEs can occupy a fully furnished private office space on the 24th or 25th floor and look out over incredible views as they plan their next project. That’s well and good, I hear you say – but how much will it set me back?
It’s not as expensive as you might think
A serviced office space like the one in The Shard is calculated on a per desk, not per square foot basis. As a guide price, a desk space on the 24th and 25th floors can cost anywhere between £700 – £1200 per month, depending on the quality and positioning of the space. So an eight person office will cost an average of £8000 per month, and a 20 person room will cost around £20,000 per month.
Meeting rooms can be hired out on an ad hoc basis.
The interior was designed by architects Archer Humphreys (famous for The Standard Hotel in New York and the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone). All offices within the space are fitted our to perfection and set up with high-speed broadband and dedicated phone lines. Meeting rooms are available on request, accommodating larger groups for meetings, conferences and presentations.
A coworking ‘business lounge’ enables residents to network and collaborate.
Businesses from a range of industries rent serviced offices in The Shard.
A vibrant location with loads to do
The Vertical City sits above London Bridge station, making commuting to and from the area really easy, especially of you live south of London. Once you’ve exhausted the activities on offer in The Shard itself*, you needn’t look much further for things to do, eat and see.
First and foremost, we’d recommend foodie dreamland Borough Market as somewhere to go for bite to eat, during or after work hours. Fresh, organic fayre from around the world is sold at the numerous stalls that line the interior of this covered marketplace. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s a great place to go to soak up the culture and breathe in the delicious aromas!
You’ll also find nearby:
- The Southbank and its theatres, galleries and restaurants
- Tower Bridge
- HMS Belfast
- The London Bridge Experience
- Hays Galleria
*At double the height of the London Eye, The Shard is the UK’s highest viewing gallery, offering 360 views of the city and beyond – you can see up to 40 miles away on a clear day.
To check availability and book a viewing at this incredible workspace, speak to our team of office consultants today.
…If The Shard just isn’t for you, check out these popular locations in the area, or visit our London Bridge serviced office listings for a more comprehensive view.
Other properties in SE1:
Long Lane, Borough, SE1 | £600 per person/ month
Borough High Street, London Bridge, SE1 | £439 per person per month
Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, SE1 | £700 per person per month