Office space in South Yorkshire
21st Century South Yorkshire is a far cry from its mining and steel manufacturing past, presenting a much broader spectrum of opportunities for businesses. Want to know more? Take a look through our guide to this influential northern county, and the opportunities available to rent office space there.
Why choose offices in South Yorkshire?
South Yorkshire consists of four metropolitan boroughs (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield), each with its distinct identity and advantages for businesses. They’re well connected too, making it easy to share these strengths.
Barnsley recently benefited from the ‘Rethinking Barnsley’ regeneration programme; a development that included the transport interchange and new offices throughout the town centre. Meanwhile business parks on the nearby M1 have also expanded job opportunities.
Sheffield is also linked to the M1 as the M18, and was placed among the top 10 “best cities to locate a business today” by the UK Cities Monitor 2008. Major railway routes through Sheffield include the Midland Main Line, which links the city to London via the East Midlands in just two hours.
Just over five miles from the city is Rotherham; a large town with a 15-minute train time to Sheffield. But it is Doncaster that has the East Coast Main Line, with express intercity services between London and Edinburgh. Its strong transport connections have enabled Doncaster to develop a number of major distribution centres, including the Doncaster International Railport which dispatches goods from the North to Europe by rail.
South Yorkshire is also home to the Local Federation of Small Businesses and the county runs the annual South Yorkshire Business Awards to recognise and reward business excellence in the region. Local businesses can also get involved in projects such as the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership, which works with businesses to meet their corporate social responsibilities. The Partnership has been the driving force behind the development of a local timber industry in the area.
Office space options in South Yorkshire
If you’re looking for rental opportunities in the area, Office Genie is here to lend a hand. We have details on a broad range of properties for rent: from cheap, unfurnished offices on a long-term lease to more flexible, all-inclusive serviced offices. But we’re also proud to cater for startups and freelancers. Would just renting some deskspace suit your needs? If so, take a look at our shared offices.
If you need any guidance during your search you can call us for some expert advice. Or, if your ideal property isn’t available, check in with us in a few days when we’ll have updated our stock.