Regus Opens First Ashford Centre
Global workspace provider extends its network of centres in Kent
Global workspace provider Regus has opened the doors to its first business centre in Ashford.
The facility is located in landmark building The Panorama and offers a range of flexible working options for businesses and professionals. These include: bookable meeting rooms, virtual office services and over 50 offices of various sizes. A large, open plan co working space has also been created, to cater to the growing number of professionals in the town who are adopting a more collaborative way of working.
Based on the experience of previous locations, Regus expects the facility to attract a wide variety of users including local, national and international businesses. The site is also expected to appeal to business travellers looking for somewhere to work while on the move, taking advantage of the location’s fantastic international transport links.
Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “We are excited to announce the opening of our first centre in Ashford, a town with exceptional overseas transport links which is fast establishing itself as the ideal location to conduct international business.
“The opening of our first location here testifies to the demand for professional, flexible workspace in the town that caters to the needs of today’s increasingly mobile workforce. As pioneers of the flexible work model, Regus has successfully adapted its service offering to stay ahead of the demand curve. Co-working has long been popular amongst entrepreneurs and small businesses and is now becoming increasingly relevant to firms of all sizes seeking to tap into the dynamism and innovative thinking that a collaborative environment can bring.
“Our Ashford centre offers another high-quality, flexible facility that will appeal to these firms seeking a professional space which provides the optimum conditions for a productive workforce.”
Cllr Graham Galpin, Ashford Borough Council’s portfolio holder for town centres and business, said: “Ashford is widely recognised as the number one business location in Kent and we are pleased to welcome yet another thriving company to the town.
“Organisations of this calibre are recognising that Ashford is an essential location for their business. Regus offers a modern way of working for many businesses and of course Ashford, as a growing international town, is right at the forefront of this quality provision.”
Visit www.regus.co.uk for more information.
· For more information on Ashford visit www.ashfordfor.com
· Ashford’s development is being driven by the Ashford Strategic Delivery Board, which brings together public and private sector partners and provides a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of key projects identified by Ashford Borough Council. The ‘big eight’ schemes are: the Commercial Quarter, a new office campus adjoining Ashford International Station with the potential to deliver up to 55,000 sq m (590,000 sq ft) of office space, 150 homes and several thousand jobs; Elwick Place, a town centre cinema offer with places to eat and drink around a new square and meeting place for the town centre; Designer Outlet expansion; Ashford International College campus, a new skills campus for post-16 education; Junction 10a, providing new motorway junction capacity to support expansion and improvements; Jasmin Vardimon International Dance Academy, to develop the company’s existing offer in Ashford; Ashford International signalling, allowing access for new international trains to stop at Ashford; and Chilmington Green, a new community with 5,750 houses, extensive business, retail and restaurant capacity, schools, open space and community areas
Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, with a network of 2,800 locations across 106 countries and 977 cities, serving 2.3m members. Our customers include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-billion dollar corporations. Through our range of office formats, as well as our growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, we enable people and businesses to work where they want, when they want, how they want, and at a range of price points.