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Tammy Newell
Tammy Newell
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  • 22nd March 2012

Business Centre Excellence Award: Winner's Story March 2012

Search Office Space is pleased to announce that the winner of the coveted Business Centre Excellence Award for March 2012 has been presented to .

Business Centre Excellence Award

Accepting the Award, Jeremy Hampton, Catriona O’Shea and Nadia Garcia

Founded in 2000 by Zachary Douglas and Paul Finch, Orega has become a highly renowned Business Centre Operating company which provide flexible, serviced offices for rent in locations across the UK. The Wandsworth centre at One Hardwick’s Square, SW18, is a prime example of the quality and service provided by Orega and their dedicated team.

Upon entering One Hardwick’s Square, it’s easy to see why the tenants have given Orega such positive feedback in terms of their customer service relations and high quality facilities. The reception staff are friendly and helpful, and the cleaning and maintenance staff are on-site on a daily basis – happy to help in any way they can. It’s the little touches like this that set Orega Wandsworth ahead of the game.

One Hardwick Square Office Space Wandsworth Business Centre

One Hardwick’s Square Entrance and Hallway

As Jeremy Hampton, Sales and Marketing Director remarked, “In a competitive market, winning this award highlights how Orega stands out in a crowded field. It’s a testimony to our team, especially Catriona”.

Assistant Manager, Catriona O’Shea, is relatively new to the Wandsworth team and has clearly made a great impression. Having worked in Orega’s Gatwick centre during 2009, Catriona set her sights on Wandsworth and has never looked back. Joining in October 2011, Catriona has been largely responsible for the success behind Wandsworth. “After a big turnover of staff here at Wandsworth, winning this prestigious award really goes to show that hard work and determination pays off. Everyone has pulled together and I’m really proud to be part of it. There’s a real sense of community here between the staff and tenants who have built up some great relationships over the past months”.

Search Office Space Wandsworth Wandsworth Kitchen Facilities

Staircase and Kitchen Facility with Tea/Coffee Point

This sense of community is further echoed by Nadia Garcia, Regional Sales Manager for Orega Wandsworth, Holborn and Hammersmith. “Every three months Orega ask their tenants to carry out a feedback survey which ensures everyone communicates effectively and changes can be made in order to provide clients with the ultimate satisfaction. We have such a diverse client base which means tenants require different facilities within their office space, and we do our best to cater to their specific needs”.

The client base certainly is diverse here, which makes for a vibrant and warm atmosphere. Companies range from media and creative sectors to IT, recruitment, finance and food & drink industries. The occupancy rate currently stands at an impressive 85%, however, Orega have revealed that there will soon be around 4,000sqft of office space becoming available from April 2012. Companies that are interested in may wish to consider One Hardwick Square which is also offering bespoke fit-outs and taking viewings now.

Wandsworth Office SpaceServiced Office Space, Wandsworth

Serviced Office Suite With 3 Workstations

Along with this soon-to-be available space, I asked Nadia, Catriona and Jeremy what the future has in store for Orega. “Expansion is the word” said Jeremy, “after opening ten offices in ten years we are now looking to double this figure in the next 18 months”. This may sounds like a hard task, but Nadia assured me that the figure is realistic. “Based on the current commercial office space market, doubling our number of business centres is easily achievable. Orega has developed a prestigious reputation over the years with many companies hearing great things. We are in popular demand as many businesses are looking to rent serviced office space with us. Our new centre in which opened in December 2011 is already at 61% occupancy so there is huge scope for further developments”.

Along with the high standard of customer care provided by Orega Wandsworth, the office space facilities were another reason why Search Office Space crowned One Hardwick’s Square as March’s overall winner. Those who rent office space here benefit from secure on-site parking, bicycle racks, vibrant break-out area with satellite TV, tea/coffee points, fully equipped kitchens, showers, air-conditioning, daily office cleaning, 24/7 access and security, along with 4 meeting rooms for 30+ delegates and state of the art IT and telecoms. Internal offices benefit from plasma screen TV’s, and the business centre itself is free from branding which allows tenants to call the building their own, and develop a reputation for themselves by placing their corporate logos in strategic areas throughout the centre.

Meeting RoomWandsworth Business Lounge

Meeting Room and Communal Business Lounge

“The location is also a great selling point of One Hardwick’s Square” says Catriona, “as we are a short walk away from Wandsworth Town Station and only 10 minutes from Clapham Junction. This means access to the West End and areas of south west London and Greater London are speedy and convenient.”

The local area is a commercial hub, with Southfield Shopping Centre a mere 2 minute walk away, and the busy high street providing a number of cafes and lunch time pit stops. Furthermore, Orega Wandsworth benefits from being set back from the main high street, and tucked away in an elegant and private square, thus ensuring the hustle and bustle will not disturb the hard working tenants.

Wandsworth Break-Out Area

Break-Out Area with Plasma TV and Vending Machine

Search Office Space would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Orega Wandsworth on its achievement and success. With high targets and future plans set, we wish them the best of luck for the remainder of 2012.

If your business is interested in , or additional office space in Wandsworth, talk to Search Office Space today on, 0800 524 4649.

For more information on previous Business Centre Excellence Award winners, take a look at our News Blog. Nominations for next month will be taking place soon, so if you want to know who will take the crown in April, keep an eye on the Search Office Space News Blog.