A common depiction of office life displays a sterile building lacking in personality and with few characteristics that truly stand out however, that is not what you will find at our Trym Lodge site. Based in the historic village, Westbury-on-Trym, named for its links to the River Trym (which runs alongside the building,) you have both the benefit of a beautiful work environment and a lively town centre without the eager pace of city working. Considered a ‘village within a city,’ Westbury-on-Trym is the perfect location for any small business looking for a community feel.
Our Trym Lodge site is situated just off the A4018, an easy journey from the M5 which takes you past a main shopping centre outside of the city. One of the big problems with office space in Bristol is car parking. I am sure you will have worked somewhere without enough car parking however, as Trym Lodge has its own private car park, parking is made that little bit easier for our tenants. If for some reason the car park is busy, there are two car parks within the village which means you will never have to worry about car parking again.
Even without a car it is easy to get to Westbury with many bus routes going through which will take you to the centre of town. Being based outside of the city centre allows you to feel connected to the city without the need to be within a city and you certainly feel that when you are in Westbury-on-Trym. It is a very local environment and the friendly community embodied within the village is mirrored within our offices. A testament to this is how long some of the clients have been based within the Trym Lodge site.
Trym Lodge itself is an old Georgian house that has previously been a tearoom, a place of rest and relaxation where my grandmother remembers going when she was younger. Whether or not the history of Trym or the building itself is an interest to you, it automatically gives you a non-business related topic to talk about meaning no meeting has to be strictly all business.
With its own spacious garden out the front, at times Trym Lodge could be mistaken for a large house. From the outside it has maintained its classic Georgian architecture but, on the inside, it has been given a modern update. Although, it still maintains its quirks. At the top of a set of stairs you will find a highly decorative light well which harks back to the buildings life before being an office. As well as the obvious allure of the building and its very own garden, every year the village competes in the ‘Best in Bloom Show’ often winning so you can expect to see the village draped with a stunning backdrop of florals for most of the year.
Anyone local to Bristol will know the ease of heading to Westbury-on-Trym for any of your needs whether it is: banking, post, going out for food or popping into a local shop, the village caters for both your personal needs and the foundations of running a business. Westbury-on-Trym is both a short distance from the centre of Bristol and a small journey away from Cribbs Causeway, a local shopping centre. The village is the central point of 4 local roads: High Street, Canford Lane, Stoke Lane and Westbury Hill which among them have over 200 shops and business which can aid the everyday operation of your business or simply take your mind off business.
Within the village there is something for everyone no matter your needs, especially when it comes to food. If you need to stay at your desk, there is a local Tesco which can provide all your sandwich and biscuit needs. On the other hand, if you want to get away from your desk and spend time with your colleagues, you can always head to one of the many pubs within walking distance and have a hearty pub meal.
The variety of food such as: Indian, Chinese, Fish & Chips, within such a small village means that there is something for even the fussier eaters you know. With the local amenities including a bank and a post office, you have everything you need to run your business, even though our reception team are more than happy to help with any postal requests.
As well as the local village which is right on the doorstep of our Trym Lodge site, you are only a short distance from a couple of local parks and Blaise Castle, a great team building location and good for any keen runners or cyclists. Sometimes it is important to take a step away from the office and regroup and Westbury-on-Trym certainly caters for this.
Westbury-on-Trym takes you away from the stereotypical city office environment and places you somewhere a little bit more local but with the means of being able to get into central Bristol quickly. With all the charm that Westbury has within the village, our Trym Lodge offices are perfect for small businesses looking to grow, especially if you are looking to become part of a community as well.
For more information on our flexible office solutions please visit www.rombourne.co.uk