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If you thought all office space around Crawley was the same then think again



Travel around the town, particularly through the business district of Manor Royal and you will be hard pressed to find new modern office space that is both affordable and meets the needs of its tenants.

Whilst Regus has been around for years it has followed with lots of other businesses offering office space along with all the other extras, such as phones and furniture. But now they have taken it a step further, and one that is likely to shape the very future of serviced office space.

The new site in Manor Royal has transformed the concept that has been the stalwart for Regus year upon year.

Sure there have been certain locations that have stood out, notably one in central London off Regent Street which literally took your breath away when you entered. Such an ideal location to impress a client.

Well now that glamour has come to Crawley and it is certainly a space that needs to be seen to be believed.

Gone is the cramp communal areas, replaced with wide open spaces and plenty of sofas and desks for residents and visitors to use as and when they require them.

Long breakfast bars circle a huge kitchen area which has already become the hub for tenants, making networking second nature.

A long row of hubs, small rooms where you can go make private calls or work without disturbance line another open communal area while high backed lounge chairs complete with built-in desks allow you to look out across the area while your finish your latest work.

And they have also ensured that the space is kept light and fresh with a huge atrium complete with sky lights bringing a sense of space and more importantly enthusiasm to the working environment.

No more corridors of bland office space, now you are spoilt for choice whether overlooking the impressive atrium or outwards across the town.

But one area that has really captivated people is their new shared office space.

Where once co-working space consisted of you turning up and taking whatever desk was available, Regus has taken the concept and thrown it out of the window. Now you get a permanent desk, yours, no-one elses! You can come and go as you please and still utilise any of their 3000+ sites across the world and, in this town, all for under £200 a month.

But the proof of what we are saying needs to be seen to really be believed.

The new Regus which only opened last November is having an open evening, a showcase event that should be attended by anyone wanting to either make that first step into an office environment, or by those looking for something superior to where they are but without the added costs.

Tomorrow, 30th May from 5pm to 8:30pm you can come and experience what can only be described as unique, special and highly desirable.

This is the future and is it now here in Crawley.

Regus’s showcase event is at Churchill Court 3, Manor Royal, Crawley , RH10 9LU or goto: register so you don’t miss this event.


Nervous wait for Pizza Express in Crawley as firm prepares for debt talks with creditors



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Another major restaurant could be the latest victim of changing conditions on the high street.

The chain has reportedly hired in financial advisers ahead of talks with creditors over huge mounted debts.

The company reported a 11% fall in pre-tax profit in the second quarter of the year.

The Chinese owned company is reported to have huge debts that have amounted as the chain has struggled to cope with the changing habits of shoppers.

There are also rumours that the debt could be as much as £1.6m per restaurant.

Pizza Express is currently refusing to comment on what they call ‘speculation’ around their appointing of creditors.

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