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COVID-19: How HubbleHQ can help you with your workspace strategy right now

Hannah Watkins
Hannah Watkins|

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In this complicated and uncertain time, we’d like to take this opportunity to send our support to all businesses out there. Unforeseen circumstances such as these can present companies of all shapes and sizes with brand new challenges, and we wish you all the best during this difficult time. 

At HubbleHQ, we understand that your office rent is typically one of your biggest outgoings, and we’re here to support you in any way that we can. Flexibility is now more important than ever, and our expert advisors and chartered surveyors are on hand as always to help you and your business whenever you need us.

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HubbleHQ are here to help however we can, particularly if your business:

  • needs a short-term office solution
  • is coming to the end of its lease/license
  • wants more flexibility
  • needs to split teams
  • has excess space to fill
  • is uncertain about the flexible options available
  • needs to plan ahead for their workspace strategy

Here are the ways in which HubbleHQ can help you right now, free of charge:

Find temporary, flexible office space for your business

Regardless of the increase in remote working, we know that many businesses will continue to need office space in the short-term—whether it be for meetings, teams in separate locations, or if you’re coming to the end of your contract and don’t want to tie yourself down. To address this, we can connect you with workspaces offering temporary, flexible contracts as short as one day. 

Give you advice on your pending lease or contract renewals

Many businesses may be approaching the end of their lease or license. If this is you, and you are worried about how best to manage this process, our property experts are here to help and advise on the best approach.

Identify deal opportunities in advance—where you can decide now, pay later 

London’s office providers are aware of the huge need for flexibility right now, with many offering the possibility for your business to lock in a deal now, but pay later. This could be a chance for your business to make the most of an attractive rental price for when we reach the other side of the crisis and enable you to sign for an office but not have to pay until you can move in. We can identify these opportunities for you and ensure that your contract accounts for this.

Manage the subletting of excess workspace you have to generate extra income

At HubbleHQ, we regularly assist businesses looking to sublet excess space that they have. We can manage the whole process for you—from advising on whether this is possible in your case to listing and marketing your desks or workspace on our platform for free. You can use this handy calculator to estimate how much your spare desks are worth in a matter of seconds.

It’s worth noting that this option is subject to landlord or operator approval, but we can guide you on the best steps to take to find out if this is an option for your business. If you’d like to learn more, please get in touch.

Find out more about subletting and the process involved here.

Keep you informed about office providers’ extra flexible deals

In light of the current situation, many office providers are adapting their services in line with the need for increased flexibility. A significant number of hosts are offering highly- competitive deals at the moment, from rent-free periods to discounted rent—we can put you in touch with these providers and keep you informed as soon as new deals become available.

Advise you on your general office space strategy in the current situation

Our team of chartered surveyors are here to give you free advice on your office space strategy and your business and team’s changing needs. We’re aware that the current situation may require you to change course and where we can help, we will.

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Virtual viewings

We’re very aware that in-person office viewings may not be possible at this time due to temporary workspace closures and remote working policies. As such, we are offering the following options to ensure that viewings can still take place:

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  1. 360° tours are available for a number of the workspaces on HubbleHQ, enabling you to take a virtual tour from wherever you are. You can find a list of all the buildings that currently offer this here, and we’ll be adding to the list as soon as we have more available.
  2. Many of our hosts are also able to offer viewings via video call. Contact our support team at support@hubblehq.com to learn more.

At HubbleHQ, our vision has always been to create a world where everyone has the right workspace to succeed. In these trying times, this vision is more important than ever before, and we are fully committed to helping businesses through them. So, if there is anything we can do to help, please book a call with our experts at the link below—the service is completely free.

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