Business Centre of the Month: Lyric Square, Avanta
So, it’s back to September and we hope you all had a great summer! We’ve continued to keep our eye out for worthy Business Centres to award and now we bring to you our winners for September. This month, we have a fantastic Business Centre of the Month from Avanta, at Lyric Square in London.
As Avanta’s flagship centre, the Lyric Square centre has over 80,000 sq ft and is the largest serviced office in the UK. With 12 floors, 1350 work stations, 162 offices, 14 meeting rooms, 130 clients and 70 virtual clients, the fantastic team are always up to the challenge of keeping everything running smoothly.
The team moved in to Lyric Square in 2005 and still retain some of the first companies that took space there. Managing an array of businesses, from publishing and lawyers to talent management, the building is a creative hub.
Avanta are proud to boast that the team are all accredited with a qualification from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) and this fabulous team are always on hand to help and offer new and fun things for their tenants to brighten up the working day.
Extras they offer include Friday Fancies (the team treat their clients to chocolate, cake and sweet treats!) and a monthly get together for clients to network with educational sessions from the team, such as a ‘Pop up light room’ to education staff on the important of natural light on productivity and increased happiness in the workplace. The team has also signed most clients up to iMingle, a free social community to grow your business through networking, which helps aid communication at the centre.
Another great perk of the location is the fantastic food market in Lyric Square, open every Thursday and Friday. During the summer, the tenants enjoyed sitting on deckchairs watching Wimbledon on the big screen too!
Client comments on the centre include, “Your team are always very attentive and polite and we very much entrust your services..." and “Moving our business to Avanta has made a big difference to how efficiently we work. We now spend minimal time on all the administration of renting and running an office and focus instead on growing our business.”
Sarah Ingham, from Avanta, told us, "I think our testimonials, and now winning this award, are evidence of our team's success and explain why we are currently 96 % occupied at 1 Lyric square, in the largest serviced office in the UK. I feel proud to have been one of the team that has made this possible in an extremely competitive industry. We are feeling proud and privileged to have received the SOS Business Centre of the Month Award - which we plan to celebrate later with a glass of champagne! I also won this award back in 2011, so with that in mind too, I think it is easy to say we have a great relationship with SOS. I look forward to working with them more in the future!"
Congratulations to Avanta on winning for September. Find out more about this space by clicking here and find out how to enter our Business Centre of the Month Award here.