Office Space Demand Soars Outside London Following Covid-19: A Focus on Reading – Officio
Reading, England River

At some point in the past few months nearly all office workers have been forcibly introduced to the concept of working from home. Whether you love it or loath it, working from home has undoubtedly brought the role of the physical office into the lime light.

For most businesses, being able to access a professional space with real human interaction and minimal distractions has proven irreplaceable, but not how we knew it.

Since we began avoiding crowds, social distancing and giving public transport a wide berth, as well as becoming more accustomed to working from home, the idea of smaller, more private workspaces, within a reasonable drive from home have become more appealing.

Locations such as Reading have seen a real increase of workspace providers in 2020 but since the effects of Covid-19, demand in these areas has also soared.


One of the newest providers on our books is Co-space. Being City Centre yet only three miles from the M4, clients get the best of both worlds. Employees are still able to meet clients or get teams together when necessary, yet equally, there’s no need for all staff to catch trains or tubes every day.

Co-space offers a welcoming reception and an onsite team to take care of all up-keep, cleaning and co-ordination. Onsite meeting rooms also offer plenty of space for the team to meet safely – all kitted out with a flat screen TV, plenty of natural light and beautiful beech coloured wood – creating a light and natural feel.

Pure Offices

Pure Offices are another one of our providers with beautifully contemporary and memorable workspaces. Their Reading centre is no exception. The suites are bright and airy with glass partitions and plenty of natural light thanks to beautiful floor to ceiling windows.

Inviting communal spaces are also arranged in a way where small teams can easily connect. They can maintain privacy and keep their distance while still enjoying the energy and buzz of a communal space.  Of course, coffee is on tap.


Although only a short way out from the centre of Reading, Citibase offers a touch of tranquillity and nature, perfect for the socially distant times we’re living through. The building itself is a beautiful, honey coloured, Grade II listed structure within stunning landscaped gardens. Your team can easily avoid the city crowds while only being a short drive from Reading, Basingstoke, Bracknell and Farnborough.

The workspace even has access to bike parking and showers so employees can choose to cycle into the office to really avoid any form of public transport.

If you want to see more of what we can offer in cities such as Reading, simply get in touch. Our advisors are here to talk through any reservations you may have and are very knowledgeable on the current market. Give us a call on 020 3053 3882 and we can take all the hassle out of finding your perfect office space.