Most frequent questions and answers.

If you have a question that’s not answered below, please feel free to contact us on 0114 283 5911.

The Alison Business Centre provides excellent managed workspace at competitive prices. With its prime location, just off the Sheffield Parkway, the Alison Business Centre is within easy access of Sheffield City Centre, motorways and public transport. The business centre currently consists 58 workshops and 43 offices ranging 100 sq ft – 800 sq ft.

We offer flexible terms (month to month basis), 24 hour access, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Ample free car parking and CCTV provision to the entire site.

Whether you need conventional offices, serviced offices or virtual offices, warehouses, light industrial units, workshops, studios, storage units, meeting rooms, or simply a virtual office or mailing address, we can cater for all of your requirements.

Currently, we offer a month to month license agreement, which basically means any licensee can give a months notice to vacate any of our premises. In our new Phase III building we will also be offering short and long term leases.

Usually included in the monthly license fee is;

  • service charge
  • general caretaking
  • common area fire protection systems maintenance (where applicable)
  • cleaning of communal areas
  • light refuse disposal
  • general maintenance of the communal areas
  • heat & Light (offices only)

What’s not included;

  • business rates
  • heat & Light/utilities (workshops)

Our meeting rooms, telephony and IT, secretarial and additional business services are all charged and invoiced to you on a per usage basis.

This is normally 2 months’ monthly license fee to be paid in advance of occupancy. Currently to help local start up businesses we can offer a payment plan to help spread the cost of the deposit.

Yes – Access to site 1 and site 2 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Entry is gained by either a fob or swipe-card to the main gates. Our new expansion, site 3, has some minor limitations on opening hours.

Useful Summary – Sizes

SizeSuitsLayman’s Terms
Up to 50 sq ft (4.6 sq M)1 personSmall Bedroom
Up to 100 (9.3 sq M)3 peopleAverage Bedroom
Up to 200 (18.6 sq M)6 peopleSingle Garage
Up to 500 (46.5 sq M)8 peopleDouble Garage
Up to 1000 (93 sq M)10 peopleBadminton Court
Up to 1500 (140 sq M)15 peopleHalf Tennis Court

Useful Summary – Types of spaces

Type of spaceSummaryLayman’s Terms
OfficesSimple, cost-effective and secure offices in varying sizes to suit your business needs.Basic, cost effective offices or studio space.
Serviced OfficesFully furnished offices with IT / Telecoms and on-site staff support teamFurnished offices with IT.
WorkshopsWorkshop units for a large variety of uses and ideal for the smaller or new start-up business.Smaller multi-purpose workshops.
Meeting RoomsPractical meeting, training and interview rooms, by the hour or day rate.Selection of Meeting, Training & Interview suites
Storage UnitsClean, dry, secure basic rooms and units with good access and limited services.Clean, dry, secure storage units
Virtual OfficesOur virtual office service gives you the benefits of having an office, without the cost or commitment associated with it.Everything except an actual office!
MailboxesWe provide a simple and cost-effective mailbox serviceYour local business address