A Guide to Offices in Cardiff

Posted on: 6th December 2022

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Cardiff is Wales's vibrant and buzzing capital city, full of fascinating history, thriving culture and nightlife. With plenty of transport links and many options for flexible office spaces, Cardiff could be the ideal location for your business.

Cardiff’s economy is booming. According to Legal & General’s Rebuilding Britain Index (RBI), the city outperforms Wales and the UK’s (including London) average scores on GDP per capita.

Cardiff has a proud industrial heritage. The city was known for its power stations, steelworks, factories, and refineries. Now, it is a hotspot for white-collar professions. The financial and professional services industry is dominant in Cardiff. It accounts for 19% of the city’s total employment. Cardiff also relies strongly on the retail, media and tourism sector.

With a population of just 485,000, Cardiff is only continuing to grow and grow. With the population growing steadily over the past few years, Cardiff is an up-and-coming city full of bright professional talent. With the addition of being home to four esteemed universities, including the prestigious Russell Group member Cardiff University, there is a large talent pool for recruiting hard-working and educated employees.

In this guide, you will discover why Cardiff is a key location to have an office and explore the office spaces Regus offers within the city.

The Top Business Areas in Cardiff

Cardiff boasts a number of great business areas. In fact, research by marketing training Hub School of Marketing found that Cardiff is the best region in the UK to start a business. Whether you’re looking for a central location, or something more tranquil, Cardiff has something for you. Here is a summary of some of the main business spots:

Cardiff City Centre

The city centre is the central business district of Cardiff. Having undergone a large number of redevelopments over the past years, the city centre is an attractive and popular location for offices in Cardiff. Our Regus Brunel House
location is situated in the city centre.

Cardiff Gate Business Park, Pontprennau

This huge, modern business park is just 15 minutes northeast of Cardiff city centre. Home to a number of different businesses, including many top names, this business park is a big part of the business scene in Cardiff. We have a Regus office space located here.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay Business Centre is home to a number of business units, including a Regus office space. With great transport links by both road and rail, this high-demand business district boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a fantastic location.

Business Travel in Cardiff

Cardiff is the most populous city in Wales and offers a fantastic range of transport options. In fact, the transport infrastructure is so reliable that Cardiff has the lowest number of people in Wales who use a car to get to work. When looking for office space to rent in Cardiff, it’s important to think about the commuting options that are available.

Cardiff is well connected by rail, with the largest train stations, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street, being used by over 10 million people every year. National connections are easily accessible, with regular services running to major locations such as London Paddington, Swansea, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and many more.

With such good and frequent rail connections, your business will never feel isolated. There is also a good suburban rail service, taking you to and from the city’s suburbs. This is great for those workers who may be commuting from their homes outside the city.

There is an extensive bus network within Cardiff and between Cardiff and further-away locations. Cardiff also offers four different Park and Ride services in the city - perfect for those who drive to work but don’t want to deal with the hassle of driving and parking in the city centre.

And for those who still want to come by car, the reliable M4 motorway provides a useful link between Cardiff and other major towns and cities in the UK, complete with many services along the way.

Cardiff's Entertainment

Cardiff has something for everybody, with a wide range of things to do, from historical sights to lively nightlife.

Located in the heart of the capital, the 2000-year-old Cardiff Castle is arguably the most iconic historical landmark in the city. Originally built as a Roman Fort, the castle later became a stronghold of the Normans before finally becoming the Victorian Gothic mansion it is now. Rich in fascinating history, Cardiff Castle attracts history lovers and alike from all over the world.

Shoppers will feel right at home in Cardiff. Cardiff offers a number of fantastic shopping streets and centres in the city, from the main pedestrian shopping street, Queen Street, to Cardiff’s biggest shopping centre, St David’s.

There are a number of live music venues in Cardiff, including the famous Cardiff International Arena and St David’s Hall. There is also a rich cultural scene, with many cinemas, comedy, and theatre shows.

And for those who love to let their hair down and have fun, Cardiff is known to have some of the liveliest nightlife in the UK, with endless bars and nightclubs to choose from.

How much is it to rent office space in Cardiff?

You can rent serviced offices in Cardiff for as little as £129 per person per month. Cardiff has a wide range of office options available, from out-of-city business parks, and waterfront buildings to spaces right in the bustling city centre.

How to find an office space in Cardiff?

There are great options for Cardiff office space to suit every type of business. When deciding on the right space for your company, there are a few aspects to consider.


Firstly, you should consider what is the best location for your office in the city. When looking for offices to rent in Cardiff, there is a diverse range of options to consider. For example, we offer private offices in Cardiff at the Cardiff Gate Business Park in Pontprennau, located just North of Cardiff, on the outskirts of the city. This location is perfect for those wanting to work in a sleek and modern Art Deco-style environment while avoiding the city centre's hustle and bustle.

Alternatively, our waterfront Cardiff Bay office is a modern workspace right in the leisure district of Mermaid Quay. And for those who want a location in the centre of the city, our Brunel House office is ideal. Located on Fitzalan Road, Brunel House offers stunning views and fantastic facilities.

Local amenities

The functions and facilities of the office space are important, but the local amenities offering are important things to consider for many businesses. With plenty of restaurants and bars in the local area, locations such as the Cardiff Gate Business Park in Pontprennau are perfect for any business that likes to socialise and relax together after work.

Our Cardiff Bay office provides an equally exciting atmosphere, with many amenities, such as bars, restaurants, shops, and live shows, just a one-minute walk from the office. Our Brunel House office space is just a short stroll away from the Queen Street train station, as well as a number of restaurants and shops, and the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.

Opportunities to expand

We offer serviced offices in Cardiff to suit businesses of any size. You may want to start with a smaller offer space with the flexibility to scale up when your business needs more space.

Interesting Facts About Cardiff

You have almost certainly heard about Cardiff, but did you know these interesting facts?

  • Cardiff is predicted to grow in population even more than London in the next 20 years. The city’s population is expected to grow by more than 25% in that time.
  • There are around 75,000 students in Cardiff, many of which choose to stay in Cardiff to work once their studies are done.
  • In a 2014 survey by the European Commission, Cardiff ranked number 1 in the ‘quality of life’ rankings for the UK.
  • More than a quarter of the city’s workforce works in the financial and professional services sectors.
  • Partly due to the presence of the BBC and Pinewood studios, over 6,000 in Cardiff are employed in the creative sector.


Why should you rent an office in Cardiff?

With such a rapidly expanding business scene, Cardiff is the ideal place to base your business. Cardiff office prices rival other major UK cities, with so many excellent, affordable options available. The presence of so many high-quality educational institutions means that you will easily find talented employees for your business venture. Additionally, Cardiff offers all the amenities and transport connections you could ever dream of, making it the perfect place to take your business from an idea to a reality.

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