A historic building in Aylesbury has been converted into affordable work spaces designed for professionals, business owners and commuters.
Workspace in the Grade II listed Porters Lodge (next to the Judges Lodgings) in Aylesbury town centre are now available for short-term rental.
The building was formerly occupied by Bucks Business First. Since their departure the County Council have undertaken refurbishment works and updated the facilities in Porters Lodge to include a variety of meeting rooms, offices and hot desking arrangements to suit the demands of today’s busy professionals and entrepreneurs.
The building is designed to be comfortable, flexible and suitable for a wide variety of uses – from small businesses needing a local base, to those seeking to avoid the distractions of working from home or a time consuming commute.
Rooms can be booked for a single day or up to a month’s duration and come complete with refreshment facilities and Wi-Fi access. It is ideally situated next to the new Exchange development, local shops and offices. There are nearby car parks and the bus and train station.
Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Resources, John Chilver said he was delighted to see that local people could benefit from the next chapter in the history of the iconic building. John Said: ‘We designed these new facilities to help support business owners, commuters and remote workers get on with their busy lives and develop their business interests, and all within such a magnificent, historic environment.
We all work differently now and with new technology, traditional office environments are no longer the norm. These facilities offer something different – flexible and affordable arrangements to meet a wide variety of commercial and business requirements – essential in a developing, cosmopolitan town like Aylesbury is today.
It’s really for local people to see how they could best benefit. For example, with a daily hot desking space starting from just £15, that’s less than half the price of a peak-time rail ticket to London – so just think how much time, money and stress you could be saving by booking into Porters Lodge?
However you think you can benefit, please get in touch and we look forward to discussing your requirements.‘
Indemnity insurance will be required in order to rent a space and bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. Rooms are available weekdays from 7.30am to 7.00pm. Further information is available at www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/business-and-benefits/porters-lodge-work-spaces or by contacting Sharon Noad at [email protected] or phone on 01296 383 151.