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Hampshire Commercial Offices to Let & Serviced Office Space for Rent in Hampshire
The County of Hampshire is situated on the south coast of England, bordersing Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The county town is Winchester and he county includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton and has a combined population of around 1.8 million. The Isle of Wight was once considered a part of Hampshire but has now been an independent council for over a century.
Hampshire's districts include Basingstoke and Deane, City of Winchester, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, New Forest, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, Southampton and Test Valley. The 10 most populous towns in Hampshire are Southampton - 234,224, Portsmouth - 187,056, Basingstoke - 90,171, Gosport - 69,348, Waterlooville - 63,558, Aldershot - 58,120, Farnborough - 57,147, Fareham - 56,010, Eastleigh - 52,894 and Andover - 52,000.
Many historic castles and forts are dotted along the coast of the Solent originally built to defend the harbours at Southampton and Portsmouth, which remained important harbours when rivals, such as Poole and Bristol declined. Southampton has been host to many famous ships including the Mayflower and the Titanic. Hampshire was the departure point of some of those later to settle in the east coast of the United States in the 17th century, giving its name in particular to New Hampshire.
The county is famed as home of writers Jane Austen and Charles Dickens and the birthplace of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Hampshire is blessed with some of the most beautiful countryside and accessible coastline, offering a wide variety of sporting facilities and leisure activities.
Hampshire is a relatively affluent county with a higher than average employment in high-tech industries. Many rural areas of Hampshire were traditionally reliant on agriculture, concentrating on dairy farming. Hampshire is a popular holiday area, with tourist attractions including its many seaside resorts, the maritime area in Portsmouth, and the motor museum at Beaulieu. The New Forest National Park lies within the borders, as does a large area of the South Downs, which has now become a National Park.
The cities of Southampton and Portsmouth are both significant ports, with Southampton handling a large proportion of the national container freight and Portsmouth housing a large Royal Navy base. The docks have traditionally been large employers in these cities.
Southampton Airport, with an accompanying main line railway station, is an international airport situated in the Borough of Eastleigh, close to Swaythling in the city of Southampton. Ferries link the county to the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and continental Europe. The South Western Main Line railway from London to Weymouth runs through Winchester and Southampton, and the Wessex Main Line from Bristol to Portsmouth also runs through the county; as does the Portsmouth Direct Line.
Hampshire has excellent motorway links to London. The M3 motorway connects the county to London. The M27 motorway serves a bypass for the major conurbations and as a link to other settlements on the south coast. Other important roads include the A3, A31 and A36.
Significant employers in Southampton include the University of Southampton, the Ford Transit factory, Ordnance Survey, the BBC, the NHS and one of the largest commercial ports in Europe. In Portsmouth one tenth of the city's workforce works at Naval Dockyard. The city is also host to the European headquarters of IBM, the UK headquarters of Zurich Financial Services, and the Grumman Aerospace Corporation.
With its vibrant cities and bustling towns, Hampshire offers an affordable and wide range of offices to let both on traditional leasehold offices as well as more flexible serviced offices to let, in conjunction with virtual offices and meeting rooms to hire in Hampshire. For the most competitively priced deal on office space to rent in Hampshire, contact your local office space broker in Hampshire, via http://.freeofficesearch.co.uk or call our Hampshire offices on 02380 089 022 or via our free phone on 0800 0710 710. We guarantee to be able to assist you.