Fitted Offices for Rent in Hong Kong
To help you make the most informed decision in your search for workspace, our space experts have compiled a full list of the best fitted offices in Hong Kong. Use this page as a resource for finding the best fitted offices for your business.
Quick Guide to Fitted Offices
What is a fitted office?
A fitted office is a type of office space that is already furnished with the necessary amenities and configurations for businesses to get to work. It saves tenants the additional costs and setup time of having to renovate, furnish and design an office space from scratch.
Fitted offices can be classified as long-term or "traditional" office spaces that require a minimum lease commitment of at least 2 to 3 years. These spaces can often be customised to suit the tenant’s specific requirements.
Other fitted office spaces can also be found in coworking spaces and serviced office spaces, which operate on flexible lease terms of less than 2 years. All serviced office centres and many coworking spaces in Hong Kong have private office suites, which are fully-fitted and ready for move-in.
Is a fitted office right for my business?
A fitted office is a convenient choice for businesses who are looking to minimise upfront setup costs and the time required for furnishings and renovations. Startups and small businesses, in particular, value the flexibility that comes with being able to quickly move in to a new space and start working right away.
Well-established companies, including MNCs and enterprises, typically prefer fitted long-term office spaces, since they are stable enough to commit to a longer lease term. Conversely, fitted offices at flexible workspaces are more popular among startups and small businesses who expect fluctuations in their headcount over time.
While fitted offices offer convenience, they may not be ideal for businesses who want more control over the design and branding of their workspace. This is especially true for coworking spaces and serviced offices, which are managed by external providers who often standardise the look-and-feel of their workspaces. Instead, large enterprises with an established culture may want more freedom to fit out a bare office unit from scratch to suit their specific requirements.
What to look for when leasing a fitted office space?
How furnished do you want your ideal office space to be? Some units are partially-fitted, meaning that they come with basic necessities like carpeting, lighting and partitions while leaving the rest of the design untouched. Others are fully-fitted, going so far as to have designated spaces for manager’s rooms and breakout areas. The level of furnishings in place will impact the remaining set up work you will have to do.
Of course, don’t forget about location! Take into account the accessibility of your preferred location and its proximity to your client base. Fitted office spaces are available in a wide variety of property types, including Grade A office buildings in the CBD, shophouses, and within shared workspaces. On that note, the location you choose will impact privacy, since a fitted office in a coworking space or serviced office puts you in close proximity to other businesses sharing the same space.
How much does it cost to rent fitted offices in Hong Kong?
As with all types of workspace in Hong Kong, the cost of a fitted office can vary greatly depending on a number of key factors, including location, office size or headcount, and the level of furnishings already in place. The rental cost of a fully-fitted office space will factor in these enhancements to the space. With all else being equal, fitted offices tend to be more costly than bare office spaces on a monthly basis.
Nonetheless, when factoring the potential fit out costs for a bare office unit, the higher rental cost for a fitted office may be worth it! When searching for the right space, think about the level and quality of furnishings you require and and their approximate cost.
Get in touch with our Space Experts, and we’d be happy to help you understand your potential costs and weigh your options.