A guide to office space in Liverpool
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Liverpool is home to one of the largest economies in England, dominated by the education, banking, insurance and finance sectors.

The establishment of the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter has also given significant rise to sectors such as life sciences and media within the city and surrounding areas.

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The location

Situated on the Liverpool Bay of the Irish Sea, Liverpool has an ideal business location close to other major cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield while London can be reached in just over two hours by rail and Dublin is easily accessible by boat or air.

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

Below are the prices of serviced offices given on a per person per month basis in the city, and are based on a minimum to maximum average, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Liverpool City Centre   £220 – 250
Bootle   £125 – 150
Birkenhead   £220 – 250
Manchester £300 – 350
Leeds £250 – 450
Sheffield £200 – 350


Looking for an office in Liverpool

While rental costs have been seen across Liverpool (due to a lack of Grade A options), office space in Liverpool is still considerably cheaper than comparative cities such as Manchester.

With the cost of space continuing to rise in London and the south, along with the strengthening of the UK economy, Liverpool is well positioned to develop more space and become a cost-effective option for companies to set up in and grow.

A typical four-person serviced office in Liverpool can cost between £175 and £250 per person, per month depending on location and quality of space. 

However, when looking at serviced offices it is always worth keeping in mind that these costs usually cover amenities, which may include internet, meeting rooms, reception services etc., and as such can offer great value for money.

Office sizes
Instant Offices currently has a number of different locations across Liverpool and the surrounding area allowing for plenty of choice in terms of office style and size. 

We are able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics. 

Five things you probably didn't know about Liverpool:

  • With the largest collection of Grade II listed buildings outside of London finding unique office space shouldn’t be too much of a problem
  • Internationally known for its music, Liverpool has produced artists with more number one singles than any other city on the world
  • The city’s waterfront has been designated as a World Heritage site since 2004
  • Liverpool was the first English city to be awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008
  • Legend states that if the two birds on top of the Royal Liver Building face each other then the city will fall 

A closer look at Liverpool

Liverpool is home to around 15,000 businesses and is seen as a city on the up. 

Research from Liverpool Vision found that 82% of business owners are confident of growth in the Liverpool economy over the next five years.

The following areas are some of the most popular areas in which to rent office space in Liverpool:

Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

  • Area of the city centre that has a strong focus on knowledge, research and education
  • Stretches from Islington down to Upper Parliament Street and bound by Grove Street and Low Hill to the east and Renshaw Street to the west
  • Home to Liverpool Science Park and Merseybio, an incubator that aims to develop biotechnology businesses in the city 
  • The quarter includes notable buildings that include the World Museum, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral, the Philharmonic Hall and the Liverpool John Moores University
  • Will be the home of the new the Royal Liverpool University Hospital when opened in 2017

Liverpool Waterfront and Docks
  • One of the most important ports in the UK with many major global shipping lines having their UK headquarters here
  • Area of the city that has seen much redevelopment including the construction of important landmarks such as the BT Convention Centre and the Echo Arena
  • Home to Pier head, famous for the three buildings that sit here; the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building and the Royal Liver Building
  • Great for businesses looking for a tranquil waterfront setting with a city centre environment 
  • Some of the major companies in this area include KPMG, Coutts & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Commercial District
  • Busiest area in the city for commerce centred around Dale Street, Old Hall Street and Castle Street 
  • Since the mid-2000s many new redevelopment projects have taken place including the construction of West Tower, the tallest building in Liverpool 
  • Includes many of the headquarters for the city’s shipping, banking and insurance companies along with businesses from a wide variety of industries
  • Major businesses to have a presence in the commercial district include Unisys, Maresk Line and BT

  • Town situated on the west bank of the River Mersey opposite the city of Liverpool
  • Known for ship building, a seaport and for its related industries 
  • Home to Land Registry and Department for Work and Pensions offices

  • Town to the south of Liverpool City Centre
  • Major shipping and container port 
  • Regarded as one of Liverpool’s up and coming areas 
  • Ideal for business that regularly use the nearby John Lennon International Airport

  • Town to the north of Liverpool that is undergoing massive regeneration
  • Home to the Health and Safety Executive head office
  • Great transport links to Southport and Liverpool City Centre

For more information on the current state of the UK serviced office market check out our UK Flexible Workspace Review 2016.

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.

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