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Instant's Managed Office concept goes global
Instant’s Managed Office concept has expanded into continental Europe, clearly demonstrating it is changing the way businesses think about how they occupy their office space for good. The company is providing Serco, the international service business, with a flexible turnkey solution specially tailored to its requirements on offices in Teltow, Germany.
Instant sourced the office in Germany, leased it, fitted it out “on-brand” and is managing it for Serco on a multi-year occupancy.
“Serco came to us with very specific, bespoke requirements, and we used our knowledge to obtain the right office space and develop a cost effective solution, specially suited to the strategies of both Serco and the user, Sky,” explains Seb Royle, managing director of Instant.
“The number of workstations required is expected to grow significantly over the next two years from the current 100. As a result we have delivered a “phasing” solution, where additional space within the office will be made available incrementally – at no extra cost to Serco or Sky until it is required - allowing us to meet immediate and future space requirements within the same building,”he continued.
Royle says Instant is seeing high demand from UK clients seeking tailored office space on the continent, as they realise the efficiencies of outsourcing their foreign property activities.
“We are client-led and can create almost any type of office space or flexible agreement an occupier requires, anywhere in the world. Our clients know we deliver solutions which also represent economies of scale in both time and resources,” Royle emphasised.
Jerry Benson, MD, Private Section of Serco Global Services commented:“Using Instant’s Managed Office concept allowed us to concentrate on Sky Deutschland’s needs, rather than finding the right office in a foreign market. Instant delivered the fully fitted-out office just eight weeks after the deal with Sky was signed.
“The level of flexibility this Managed Office agreement delivers has made it the most practical solution for Serco and our client. Our long term relationship with Instant in the UK meant we trusted their European office market expertise.”
Euan Smith, Executive Vice President Product & Operations of Sky Deutschland said:“We are pleased with the significant strategic benefits the Managed Office agreement will bring. Serco and Instant are competent and experienced operators, and we believe their combined input will help ensure our new service centre in Teltow will be a great success for both further improving our customer service and bringing jobs to the local area.”
A managed office is an alternative to serviced offices and conventional leased office space. Location and fit-out is completely bespoke: Office space is tailored to a company’s exact needs, without it having to use multiple suppliers to search for and maintain office space. An amortised rent covers all the overheads incurred by Instant throughout the term of the agreement.
Managed Offices can suit many different occupiers with a wide variety of requirements. For example,publishing group Macmillan is using a Managed Office to temporarily house staff in space close to its main Kings Cross office, while part of it is renovated. Rapidly expanding American “big” data company Causata has just used a Managed Office to expand into the UK, achieving efficiencies because it doesn’t have to deal with landlords, solicitors and fit-out contractors in a foreign property market.
In addition, the concept is popular with infrastructure companies who often require offices with tailored fit-outs, close to their construction sites. One office Instant manages for Network Rail directly overlooks its construction site, while another four-storey Managed Office is customised to specific site needs with extensive welfare facilities and locker rooms on the ground floor and project meeting rooms above.
Read more about Instant's Managed Office solution here.