Finding the Perfect Business Centre in Cambridge

Thanks to its central location, excellent transportation links, access to a highly skilled workforce, and outstanding innovation ratings, Cambridge has become one most desirable office locations in the United Kingdom. Business owners and entrepreneurs looking to establish their company in the area have access to first-class facilities in business centres in and around the city. Below you will find some useful information to help you find the perfect business centre in Cambridge.

Top Office Locations in Cambridge

Just like other UK cities, Cambridge offers business owners a plethora of office premises that can be classified into city centre and out-of-town locations. Here is a breakdown of the top office locations in Cambridge:

City Centre

City centre office locations can be sub-divided into core office premises and peripheral city centre premises. The former include business centres situated between the train station and Castle Street. In these locations, per-square-foot rates can be significantly higher, with headline rents averaging £35 per sq ft. Moreover, supply is tight and securing suitable premises may be time-consuming.

As for the peripheral city centre locations, Cambridge City Council manages a cluster of offices in the Mill Road / Brookfields area. These are located in council-owned business centres and offer easy access into town, as they are located within walking distance of the train station and just off the A603 road. Other business centre clusters are located along Hills Road, Newmarket Road, and by the A1303 near Fen Ditton.

Out-of-town offices

The Milton area is one of the top out-of-town office locations in Cambridge. This area is also known as the northern cluster, with properties extending as far as Histon and Girton. Business centres in the northern cluster have traditionally been the top choice among companies in the technology sector, who often require campus-style office accommodation.

In addition, there is a second cluster of out-of-town business centres located south of the city centre, including a few along the M11, between Babraham Road and Great Abington, and along Cherry Hinton Road. Rental values for office space in out-of-town locations range between £20 and £25 / square foot.

Business Centres in Cambridge

CB1 Business Centre

CB1 is Cambridge's most prominent in-town business centre. The premises are part of the Mantle Business Centres network and their main appeal consists of their central location. CB1 is situated just a minute away from the city's train station and is also within easy reach of central London via the M11. CB1 offers Grade A space in the form of fully serviced offices, which boast green credentials, are fully furnished, and include access to meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, and professional secretarial support. The office units available at this business centre can accommodate between 1 and 14 employees.

Citibase Business Centre

Citibase is a business centre located in Cambridge's city centre, near Castle Park and just 2 miles away from the A14. The premises can accommodate the space requirements of small and medium-sized businesses and come equipped with state-of-the-art telecoms infrastructure. Tenants enjoy 24/7 access to the premises and have access to meeting facilities. A range of support services are also available on-site, including secretarial and admin support, catering arrangements, the provision of audiovisual equipment, courier service, and dry cleaning.

Future Business Centre

Future Business Centre is one of Cambridge's premier out-of-town business centres. Despite being out of town, the Future Business Centre boasts a convenient and easily accessible location off the A14, near the Milton Road interchange. This venue offers modern workspaces in the form of serviced offices located in a green building and suitable for teams of between 1 and 20 employees. This business centre is particularly popular among startups, as it features dedicated incubator space and flexible lease terms. Amenities include a range of meeting and conferencing facilities, indoor and outdoor leisure areas, customisable IT options, showers, and round-the-clock access to the building.

Cambridge Business Park

Also part of Cambridge's northern cluster of business centres, the Cambridge Business Park attracts mostly businesses involved in the telecommunications and IT sectors, such as the BBC, Oracle, Qualcomm, and Redcentric. This business centre offers high-quality office space in 12 dedicated buildings and has one of the most convenient locations of all business centres in northern Cambridge, being only minutes away from the A14, the A10, and the M11 roads. No occupier restrictions are another bonus point.

Cambridge Science Park

Located north of the city centre, near the intersection between the A14 and A10 roads, in the Milton area, this business centre is one of the oldest in Cambridge. The Cambridge Science Parks serves as a business centre for companies in a variety of sectors, from finance, business consulting and computing, to biomedical, energy and environmental. Some of the amenities available include 9 meeting rooms, a fully equipped conferencing centre, kitchen, a restaurant, car park, and fibre optic broadband.

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