Are you familiar with driving around the block frantically trying to look for a spare (and unfortunately overpriced) parking bay as the clock strikes a few minutes to 9?
Unfortunately, most of us have been in this situation.
Although public transportation is widely available and fuel prices continue to increase, many employees make the decision to drive to work each day. Although convenient, this increases the demand for parking spaces in popular office locations.
The hassle of finding a parking space and the appalling prices of inner-city parking can create issues for employees such as lateness, financial difficulties and may result in issues retaining and hiring new talent.
Therefore, it’s imperative for you as a business owner to find an office in a great location with ample free parking to benefit your employees, clients, visitors, and business in the long run.
To find out more about HUB26 offices
In this edition of our office space to rent series, we explore 3 benefits of finding a workspace with on-site free parking.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Competitive advantage
All employees want to start their day with a stress-free journey to work sowe’ll start here...
UK drivers spend an average of 44 hours a year searching for a parking space. Endlessly circling congested city streets trying to find astronomically priced car parks just adds unnecessary stress to the day.
Likewise, commuting on public transport can add to workplace stress; studies have found that employees who commute by train or bus can be up to be three times more stressed than other co-workers.
Having ample free parking onsite removes the hassle of finding a parking space and reduces the need for staff to take public transport. This creates ease in getting to work for employees and acts as a convenience for both visitors and clients.
Did you know some UK employees lose over 10% of their annual salary on parking near their workplace?
City centre parking can cost up to £113 a week, it comes as no surprise that this can cripple your employees' pay check.
Finding an office space to rent that has ample free parking can be a game-changer for your business, not only will this save your employees from paying out for expensive city-centre parking, but also relieve them of the stress that comes with finding a parking spot.
3. Competitive advantage
Competitive advantage is no longer about pay, studies have found that a car park is one of the most desirable employee benefits.
In areas where parking spaces are limited and parking costs are high, finding an office space to rent with on-site free parking helps to create a positive working experience. This can help with both retaining and hiring new talent, minimise timekeeping problems, employee dissatisfaction, conflicts and so much more.
Final note from HUB26
Located just off the M62, HUB26 is easily accessible from Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, or even further afield. All residents enjoy ample free parking, which makes their experience getting to work easy and stress-free. Our new Lawrence House site has also brought 125 extra parking spaces, so we could be the perfect place with plenty of space to accommodate you and your team.
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