Managed Offices Bloomsbury
We have a variety of managed office solutions in non-branded period style buildings in and around Bloomsbury.
What are managed offices I hear you ask? We would describe it as serviced office space but without the “bells and whistles”. This means all our offices are fully furnished with all the telcoms and IT infrastructure pre-installed. And because there are no on-site staff or receptionist facilities, no photocopying or administrative areas, our clients will only pay for the space they are using and not for staff that they might not use.
You will find a selection of the offices currently available below, however do please contact us with your specific requirements if you cant find exactly what you are looking for.
Managed Offices in Bloomsbury
The 3 main options available to anyone looking for an office are conventional, serviced or managed offices. If we disregard conventional – which essentially means you will be responsible for organizing and paying for everything separately – we can concentrate on the primary differences between serviced and managed offices.
Both options will provide quick and easy access to an office by using a licence (rather than a lease) and charge an all inclusive rate for the majority of essential services, such as rent, rates, utilities, furniture etc. The differences tend to be about style, how the buildings are managed and what’s considered an ‘extra’. Serviced offices are large buildings which are subdivided into a range of different sized offices and will have front of house staff to meet and greet. IT and secretarial services, meeting room and additional furniture hire are all available as extras.
Reflex managed offices are all centrally located in Soho, Mayfair, Noho and Bloomsbury and are in period style character filled buildings. The office sizes are dictated by the original rooms as we don’t subdivide them or create long sterile corridors, but we do provide every office with access to a genuine point to point fibre broadband connection – via a bespoke firewall, modern furniture, in fact we provide everything you need to run an office. Our extras are limited to broadband, any telephone calls you may make and meeting room hire – everything else is included.
How do we do it? Firstly location is extremely important to us, then building style and layout has to work, but of equal importance is the 15 years of fine tuning our management strategy so that you don’t have to do the boring bit, but get to concentrate on the important choices for you – location, size and cost, but this time knowing what your total monthly office expenditure is.
History of Bloomsbury
The Bloomsbury Estate, which started as an area of agricultural fields bounded by Tottenham Court Road, Euston Road, New Oxford Street and Southampton Row, came into existence in 1669 when William, son of the 5th Earl of Bedford, married a young widow, Lady Rachel Vaughan, one of the daughters of the 4th Earl of Southampton.
Lady Rachel’s father built Southampton House, for his own occupation towards the north of what is now Bloomsbury Square and although the original mansion is no longer in existence, the surrounding plots, that he let for the building of residential houses, emulating the 4th Earl of Bedford’s development of Covent Garden are still in existence. Bloomsbury Square.
William was one of the leaders of a revolution who wanted to secure the protestant succession to the throne, and when they failed he was implicated in the Rye House plot and beheaded in 1683. However, his deeds were not forgotten and when William and Mary ascended the throne as protestants, Lord William’s father became the 1st Duke of Bedford in 1694 as recognition of his sacrifice.
Development of the Bloomsbury area as lavish squares and islands of houses continued sporadically under the influence of each subsequent Duke of Bedford. The 6th Duke was responsible for building much of Bloomsbury. He was also responsible for the building of Covent Garden Market in the Piazza, which survives today.
The British Museum, also in Bloomsbury, was originally a house but was purchased for the nation in 1753. Since then it has been continually expanded, particularly between 1945 and 1951 when compulsory purchasing powers were given to educational bodies. As a direct result of these new powers, The Bedford Estate could not withstand the pressure and sold a vast area of land which is now the British Museum that we see today.
The entire Bloomsbury area is best defined as residential squares of properties converted for office use.
Map Of Our Bloomsbury Offices