6 jet-setting flexible work spaces near Gatwick


25 Jan, 2022

Anyone who travels frequently for work will be familiar with that mad scramble to get to the airport at 5am or the frustration of rush hour traffic if you choose to head down to a hotel the night before your flight. But work trips don't have to be this way. 

Save yourself from stress by booking a workspace near the airport, so you can wind down from a normal work day and wake up refreshed to catch your flight. With this in mind, here are 6 workspaces commutable from Gatwick airport currently listed on NearU. Read to the end for more information on how to book.

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The Beehive by Orega, Crawley - from £30pp

You can't get too much closer to Gatwick than this. Just a 5 minute drive from the airport (plus public transport easily accessible to drop you directly at the door), The Beehive has all of the facilities you'll need to make remote working effective. 

With super-fast wifi, more desks to choose from than the industry standard and extra soundproofing, the Beehive is ideal for knuckling down and getting some focussed work done. All this, plus it's set inside a magnificent Art Deco building that's sure to inspire some creativity.

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Freedom Works, Crawley - from £15pp

Also just 5 minutes from the airport, Freedom Works sits on the same lot as The Beehive. Offering high-speed wifi, shared desk spaces and meeting rooms, this space has everything you'd expect of a NearU listing. Plus, it even has a games table! 

Did you know, gaming at work might be the secret to unlocking productivity during that infamous afternoon slump? A recent article from BBC Worklife suggested that gaming allowed workers to be able to take a step back from their tasks while also keeping their minds active. 

They spoke to Chris Ferguson, a Psychology Professor at Stetson University, Florida, who said; "Games can provide a social or emotional outlet to help employees cope with stressful or boring jobs. [Workers who are less engaged in their jobs might find video games] to be more engaging than actual work,” he said. "And, gaming can allow people to use skills, like leadership, which they might not get an opportunity to otherwise."

Putt work aside at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre

Why not treat yourself to a much-needed break from work with a spot of golf? Book a tee from as little as £15 at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, just a stone's throw from Freedom Works and the Beehive. Golf has the two-fold benefit of being outdoors and being a great form of exercise, both of which can actually make you a more productive worker. Even spending just 15 minutes outside walking on your lunch break has been shown to scientifically improve your mood and, thus, motivation.

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easyhub, Horsham - from £17.60pp

South-west of Gatwick you’ll find easyHub in Horsham. This light and airy office is sure to keep you feeling bright and alert so you can get plenty of work done before jet lag inevitably sets in after your flight.
They also provide plenty of parking, perfect if you plan on travelling from afar to get here.

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Deepdene, Dorking - from £15pp

Who says a temporary office space has to be plain and boring? Certainly not Deepdene. Just north of Gatwick in the town of Dorking, this luxurious business centre has been recently renovated to provide the best facilities for its guests.

As well as supplying office space, they also have an on-site restaurant and bar serving quality food from breakfast till dinner catering to all dietary requirements (plus a traditional roast on Sunday), so there’s no need to resign yourself to that classic pre-flight ready meal warmed up in your hotel room microwave. 

Take a walk in the Surrey Hills

With 'one of England's finest landscapes' just on the doorstep outside Deepdene it would be a crime not to visit. Relax and unwind with a walk (or a cycle) through the hills, and return to work feeling refreshed! If you do have a bike with you, or manage to rent one, taking a ride might actually help to extend your lifespan. Cyclists live an average of two years longer than non-cyclists; they also have a 50% lower rate of absenteeism at work.

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Bourne House Business Centre, Caterham - from £20pp

Recently refurbished to a high standard, Bourne House will inject a bit of luxury into your working routine. With its sleek and modern design, you're bound to feel creatively inspired while working here. As is standard with most of our spaces, Bourne House is also equipped with disabled access. 

Providing a suitable workspace near home should be a key priority for any business leader looking to improve diversity within their company. For too long, the disabled workforce has remained untapped due to inaccessible commute routes, badly designed offices and exclusionary policies. Disability employment rates reached a debilitating low during the first part of the pandemic, at just 53.7% in 2020 (compared to 82% for non-disabled people). The benefits of hybrid working, not least the ability to work-from-anywhere, were keenly felt by the community, being considered a life-changer for many.

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Citibase, Burgess Hill - from £14.40pp

Excellently located with travel links between Gatwick, Brighton, Sussex, and London, Citibase Burgess Hill is the perfect stopover when travelling for work. Fully equipped with wifi, private desks, breakout areas, meeting rooms, and of course, free tea and coffee, you'll find everything you need to complete a productive day's work.
Another great thing about this space is the 24-hour access feature. So if you're arriving later and want to work into the evening to make up for lost travel hours, you can do so easily.

Like the look of these spaces? You can book into them instantly with NearU - simply download our app from the App Store or Google Play and search, book, work. Looking for another workspace with good travel links? Check out our guide to Manchester.

Haven't heard of us? NearU has launched an app that connects employees to flexible desk space and meeting rooms, putting flexible working at your fingertips. Traditional office working is a thing of the past and working-from-home has a high impact on our mental health - NearU's pay-as-you-go booking platform lets you choose to work-near-home when you want, eliminating the need for a commute, expensive office rental contracts, and giving you the freedom to do what works for you.