How to Breathe Life into Grey Space

Grey space, or ‘tenant’ space, refers to office accommodation that is surplus to the requirements of the original tenant, but yet to expire. Maximising these spaces, either for your own purpose or for attracting sub-tenants is a great way of ensuring that you get the best value from your existing floor plan.


At this moment in time, businesses are ever-changing in what has become, an unsettled climate. With the onset of Brexit and the sudden influx of a global pandemic in the form of Covid-19, many companies have had to downsize or relinquish workspace. More than ever before, there has been a dramatic rise in high-quality, commercial space that remains uninhabited. In fact, within the European market, the amount of tenant-controlled available space rose from 0.7% to 1.3% throughout the course of 2020.


If this sounds familiar, it could be worth re-observing your position from a place of opportunity and considering the benefits of your grey space.


In the foreseeable future, we are likely to see more hybrid working, with workers dividing their time between home and the office. For this reason, businesses are required to negotiate cost-effective strategies to help them adapt to the ongoing crises.


Making the most of your grey space requires some ingenuity and imagination, but it may not require the level of investment and energy that you first envision, making it a great opportunity. It might be that you wish to furnish the area to attract sub-letters, or you may be inclined to expand your working area with the necessary social distancing measures. With an in-depth understanding of the science behind the changing workspace, it is likely that Zentura can help you to make the most of your current space rather than wasting the available area.


Zentura provide a complete interior package that incorporates workspace consultancy, commercial office design and fit-out, office refurbishment and office furniture.


Office furniture is a great way of improving; or repurposing, unused workspace by offering an attractive aesthetic combined with complete functionality. As the element of your workspace that people interact with, furniture should be anything but an afterthought. We offer several curated furniture packages with integrated technology to create agile workspaces that aim to improve productivity.


For organisations that wish to expand their working space to allow for social distancing and virtual communication, Zentura’s agile Zenconnect pods are ideal. With a range of pods to choose from, they are ideal for collaboration and conferencing whilst offering clear and dynamic communication from wherever you may be. Moreover, they look pretty impressive to external visitors!


So, whatever your requirements may be for capitalising on your grey space, Zentura will undoubtedly have an office solution for you in this ever-changing, post-Covid-19 environment.

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