Location, location, location – office rental costs across the UK infographic
30th January 2020

How much does it cost to rent office space? It’s a key consideration when working out business overheads and often is responsible for a large portion of a small business’s monthly outgoings. We took it upon ourselves to uncover the cost disparity of office spaces across the UK, ranking our findings from most to least expensive.

The most expensive rental space can be found in London, which should come as a surprise to none. However, some of the more affordable areas include thriving towns and cities such as Norwich, York and Swansea. Obviously, which is most affordable is relative to your business, turnover and location – however our infographic it’s a useful tool to see how your office rental costs compare to the average in your area.


View the results as a table that you can copy and paste at the bottom of the page and use as a tool within your own document.


If location is key for your business identity, but you don’t like the price tag, then a virtual office is a money-saving alternative that places you at the heart of the action. Discover the locations we cover and the benefits a virtual office could give you.


Put our research to use! Copy and paste the table below to use however you wish.


Location Cost per m2 2 pers./ month (20m2) 10 pers./ month
(100m2)
London £52.50 £1,050 £5,250
Dublin £45.00 £900 £4,500
Manchester £33.00 £660 £3,300
Bristol £32.50 £650 £3,250
Reading £32.50 £650 £3,250
Edinburgh £30.50 £610 £3,050
Birmingham £28.75 £575 £2,875
Glasgow £28.75 £575 £2,875
Brighton £28.50 £570 £2,850
Leeds £27.00 £540 £2,700
Oxford £23.75 £475 £2,375
Bournemouth £21.75 £435 £2,175
Cardiff £21.50 £430 £2,150
Milton Keynes £20.50 £410 £2,050
Newcastle £20.25 £405 £2,025
Sheffield £20.00 £400 £2,000
Cambridge £19.25 £385 £1,925
Belfast £19.00 £380 £1,900
Liverpool £18.25 £365 £1,825
Southampton £18.00 £360 £1,800
Nottingham £17.00 £340 £1,700
York £17.00 £340 £1,700
Leicester £16.00 £320 £1,600
Coventry £15.50 £310 £1,550
Plymouth £14.50 £290 £1,450
Norwich £13.25 £265 £1,325
Hull £13.00 £260 £1,300
Swansea £12.25 £245 £1,225
Middlesbrough £10.75 £215 £1,075
Sunderland £10.25 £205 £1,025