A vast area of land with several office buildings is known as a business park or office park. The companies that use the offices are commercial, not industrial. There could be offices for industrial businesses but no factories. A business park does not include any residences.
In other words, a business park is not for residences or industries but for offices.
They are common in suburban locations since land costs are substantially lower than in cities. In contrast to town centers, there are also less stringent building rules.
Most business parks are close to major roads or highways (motorways in the UK).
Developers of business parks often meticulously plan out the whole project. They construct parking lots, manicured gardens, and access roads. They also consider where and how office buildings will be used.
Business park: purchase or rent?
In business parks, companies often have the choice of owning or renting.
Customers can become proprietors of park spaces in certain parks by joining an organization. A charge covers basic maintenance, security, and landscaping expenses.
Sector-specific business parks are common. To put it another way, one would concentrate on high-tech enterprises while the other might include pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Business parks are popular because they are less expensive to acquire or rent. They may appeal to clients since they have a lot of parking spaces. Suppliers appreciate business parks because they may meet many of their target clients in one location.
Business parks and urban deterioration
Many individuals oppose business parks. They claim that supermarkets and out-of-town shopping complexes destroy downtown districts.
Cities and towns in industrialized economies have seen significant inner-city deterioration. They were the center of the neighborhood fifty years ago. Today, however, the majority of them are damaged.
Projects for business parks, according to opponents, also increase urban expansion. Instead of using the bus or train, they force individuals to drive to work. There are thus increased traffic bottlenecks and pollution.
Most urban areas have public transportation options to the city center, but not business parks. In other words, the only way to get to business parks is by vehicle. You may have to change buses or trains multiple times if you use public transportation.
Do you wish to relocate to an industrial area? Are you certain it’s best for your business? Think about the following:
Does the location of your company matter to customers?
Would proximity to other businesses in your industry be beneficial to yours?
Does your company need proximity to its suppliers? Do you outsource tasks that need close monitoring to others?
Would it help your company if all clients and staff had simple access to parking?
How much office space do you need, and can you afford it?
Downtown offices: good and bad
There will be a greater awareness of your business.
A downtown address could be more prestigious.
Public Transit: The city core is served by most transportation networks. Therefore, your employees’ commutes will be simpler.
Services: They will be accessible to you. Your staff members could choose to be close to places to dine, shop, and unwind after work. Banks, post offices, retail establishments, etc., are examples of services.
Parking: this might be quite costly and problematic. In some big cities, it’s impossible.
Deliveries: In town centers, it is more difficult to make deliveries.
Health: The downtown area has significant levels of pollution and noise.
Your offices will be compact since downtown real estate is pricey.
A business park’s benefits and drawbacks
Parking: Both staff and clients will have little trouble finding parking for their cars.
Driving: Many workers travel by automobile, particularly in the US.
Beautiful offices: The business park’s offices are contemporary and roomy. The majority of them have lovely gardens. Even some have ponds where ducks, swans, and other animals may be found.
Health: The pollution and noise levels will be lower than in urban areas. However, it could be loud if a busy highway is closed.
Security: Business parks have guards patrolling and CCTV security footage. In a business park as opposed to downtown, burglaries are less frequent, particularly for smaller enterprises.
Costs: Estate management and upkeep expenses might be quite hefty.
What did it include before? Some business parks were erected on abandoned industrial sites. This could not be popular with the public or the staff.
Employees who don’t drive may have difficulty getting to work.
Services: The area’s stores and services are less numerous. effort launched to whale language
Employee camaraderie may suffer if there are fewer locations for socializing after work and fewer opportunities for downtime.
Arlington Business Park, United Kingdom
In this video, we see a business park in Arlington Park in Reading, United Kingdom. It has roomy offices and a 4-acre lake surrounded by a nature walk and pathways.
Employee feedback indicates that they appreciate working in the park’s setting. With a major highway, a railway station, and bus stations just outside its door, it is well linked.