Taking in the counties of Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex, commercial properties lining the route of the M3 find themselves benefiting from a wealth of advantages. But why is this route of high speed travel a great place to start when you’re working out the best location for your commercial property investment?
Whether a business has colleagues, clients or suppliers in the capital, access to London is undoubtedly a common priority for any organisation seeking a location. Those areas that line the M3 are ideally suited to quickly access London for meetings, deliveries and pitches. The further down the motorway you travel, the more square footage you will get for your money. So it is easy to see why many businesses find this area the best of both worlds.
At the other end of the M3, we find Southampton. This port is a vital destination for many shipping businesses. With excellent facilities and considerable warehouse space throughout Hampshire, commercial warehouse properties with easy access to the M3 benefit from fast access without the price tag of a harbour-side property.
Commercial properties around Farnborough and Camberley are fast making a name for themselves as a tech destination. With large campus sites that are able to offer facilities that mirror the likes of Silicon Valley, growing tech enterprises are choosing to make these areas their home. The pool of potential talent from these central areas is vast, the M3 allowing a commute that is attractive to good staff.
It’s not just car travel that is a benefit of commercial areas along the M3. Rail links for towns such as Woking and Guildford enable fast travel both into London and across the UK. With easy access to international airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow, and private air travel at Farnborough, business locations in this area find their international relations much improved.
For small businesses and offices that seek a proactive working environment, market towns along the M3 such as Winchester and Farnham offer huge benefits. With motorway and rail access enabling access for commuters from a wide surrounding area, the towns themselves form an attraction for a talented workforce. As the priority for many businesses becomes more focussed on worker wellbeing, a location within a well-resourced town becomes ever more a priority.
With an influx of businesses relocating out of London to destinations along the M3, the demand for locally focussed business networks is increasing. Farnham, Farnborough and Woking are all emerging locations with a strong business networking focus. This has helped to make these towns attractive destinations to other growing businesses.
Away from town centres, the rural space through the counties of Hampshire and Surrey offers industrial and warehouse units with great levels of space and opportunity. A space to store or manufacture is only as valuable as its access allows. In this way, the industrial spaces in this area are perfectly placed. With straightforward access into the capital and to the coast, industrial units and buildings in these locations are both convenient and cost-effective.
From straightforward access to maximised square footage, the locations that orbit the edges of the M3 motorway are an advantageous place for any commercial landlord to begin their search. At Curchod & Co we know the local market. So we direct our clients to the perfect locations for their business needs. The variety of property across several counties here is extremely diverse. In this way, you can be sure that our expert advisers can identify a well-located property that fulfils the current and future needs of your business.
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