Shortage of business space is imminent in Brainport Eindhoven

29 Dec 2020

In the newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad we read that despite all the corona problems, there is a lot of demand in the Brainport region for modern offices in prime locations. This is what real estate consultants Savills, Dynamis and business broker Verschuuren & Schreppers state in a report to Eindhoven and the surrounding municipalities. They observe in the real estate monitor what is going on in the market at the moment, says Rick van Zwet of Dynamis, the agency that carried out the research for the Eindhoven Urban Area, which, in addition to the municipality of Eindhoven, also includes Helmond, Best, Geldrop. Mierlo, Nuenen, Oirschot, Son en Breugel, Veldhoven and Waalre. The development in the office market has already been outlined by various real estate consultants. There, the demand for high-quality offices with facilities near the station is very high. Also to be able to bind sufficiently highly trained personnel to companies.

After corona back to the situation of 2019

According to Rick van Dynamis, the demand from large office users in particular has been parked for a while, in anticipation of how the corona crisis will continue. But if the measures are later relaxed, they expect us to return to the situation of 2019 when there was a lot of demand for space at the station. And then the discussion about working from home is also settled. “After the corona crisis, we will certainly continue to work from home more. But if everyone does that on Wednesdays and Fridays, you will need the entire office again on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, ”says Van Zwet.

The search will be for a balance, in which we no longer work for every trifle in the office, but mainly use that space for meetings and meetings. In any case, we have seen little shrinkage of office space so far. ” And Verschuuren & Schreppers also notes that few offices are "returned" because they are no longer needed due to the health crisis. “Also because working from home is not always ideal, of course. It remains to be seen how this develops, "said Ruitenbeek.

Business spaces and offices are very important to Brainport, according to Van Zwet and Ruitenbeek. Companies that are active here appear to be long-term bound to the high-tech region. Because of the need for knowledge, trained personnel and the network, they do not want to leave either. So there must be enough room for all those smart companies to accommodate: if they start small as a start-up, grow as a scale-up or need larger premises. Or if they need a combination of production space and offices, which also often occurs in Brainport.

Are you or do you know a high tech company looking for small-scale business space? We still have a few options in the Twinning hub (TU / e campus, near the station), in hub Beta and Mµ (High tech campus) and the startup hub Alpha.

Written by
Saskia van de Schoot

directeur new business

Saskia van de Schoot
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