Expanding into Central

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am


Compass Offices is adding 16,000 sq ft to its empire of serviced offices with today's opening of a 17th business centre in Central.

The company's third opening this year after Kowloon and Sheung Wan in the first quarter, the latest addition is on the 16th and 17th floors of the Aon China Building at the intersection of Queens' Road Central and Pedder Street.

Sitting on top of the MTR, the site is easily accessible by subway, taxi, bus and ferry. It is convenient for those who often travel from the airport and offers easy access to the mainland.

'Compass Offices plans to use this new site to attract potential clients who want an affordable office in a prestigious address in Hong Kong's central business district,' says Lachlan Sloan, chief operating officer and co-founder of Compass Offices. 'Compass Offices is committed to investing in convenient locations close to transport hubs and prime financial regions for clients.'

The grade-A building with city views has state-of-the art IT infrastructure and banking-grade data centre with underfloor trunking. Video conferencing facilities are available in-house, while TelePresence is available in Compass' Central Building offices across the road.

Three refurbished lifts lead to a private lobby, where clients have access to dedicated reception, secretarial and concierge services. Three meeting rooms and communal spaces, such as business lounges, provide private areas for meetings. Serviced offices enjoy growing popularity among small- and medium-sized companies, as they allow them to enjoy prestigious addresses without any outlay. Hong Kong has also seen an increasing number of small companies moving here to exploit business opportunities with the mainland.

'We are continuing our excellent track record on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, and are looking to expand into more locations in the [central business district] in the near future,' says Andrew Chung, co-founder and chief executive. 'We've had a great deal of interest from our clients and local businesses for the Aon China Building location, especially with an increasing number of inquiries coming from businesses on the mainland that want an office in Hong Kong. With skyrocketing commercial property rents, we believe serviced offices will be the next big trend in commercial property.'

Compass Offices has 4,000 workstations across 29 floors of serviced office space in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. It is a fast-growing serviced office chains in the Asia-Pacific region.