Serviced Offices in Switzerland

Office Space in Switzerland

Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland is located in Western Central Europe and neighbours Austria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany and France. The country is home to the Red Cross and is actively involved in peace-building processes across the globe. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union or the Europe Economic Area but it takes part in the European Single Market and the Schengen Area via bilateral treaties.

Boasting a highly competitive economy, a flexible job market and low tax rates, doing business in Switzerland is easy. Several notable multinational corporations including Nestle, Gunvor, Glencore and Novartis are based in Switzerland. Manufacturing plays an important role in the country’s economy along with the service sector which accounts for one-third of all exports.

The cities of Zurich, Geneva and Zug offer multiple choices for office space in Switzerland. Zurich is the largest city in the country while numerous offices of the United Nations are situated in Geneva. Zug is serviced by an excellent bus network and is popular with organisations working with cryptocurrency.

Zurich Area Information

Zurich 2Zurich consists of 12 districts known as Kreis and the following are some of the most sought-after locations for office space in the city.

Kreis 1 is Zurich’s most prestigious sector. It is the financial hub of the city and is home to several financial institutions including UBS, Swiss Re and Allianz Suisse.

Kreis 2 is popular with IT organisations. The area is also known as the Silicon Valley of Europe because it hosts the offices of Google Zurich, Microsoft and IBM.

Kreis 5 was an industrial area and has been redeveloped to provide housing, commercial and retail space. Offices of Barry Callebaut, a world-famous cocoa producer, and Skullcandy are located in this district.

Kreis 11 is situated in the north of Zurich and is the first choice for many companies looking to set up a presence in Switzerland. The district also hosts a variety of engineering firms including the ABB Group and Rheinmetall Air Defence AG.

A good alternative to the central districts is the Zurich Airport area. Directly connected to the airport, office space can be found here at very competitive rates.

In terms of costs, serviced offices in Zurich start at CHF 400 per person per month and can go up to CHF 1500 per person per month depending on the location and amenities provided.

Geneva Area Information

Geneva 2The following areas are popular for office space in Geneva.

The Central Business District (CBD) is the hub of all business activities in Geneva and is the most desirable area for office space in the city. Private banks, numerous multinational corporations and several luxury watch makers have established themselves in this locality. The University of Geneva, one of the top universities in Europe, is also situated here.

Located 25 kilometers from the CBD, Nyon is the headquarters of UEFA (Union of European Football Association) and the ECA (European Club Association). The area is well suited for companies looking to do business both in Geneva and in Lausanne.

Vernier is about 15 minutes away from the CBD and houses the offices of the power and water ministries.

The Palexpo convention center located near the international airport is another business hotspot in Geneva. The center provides 102,000 square meters of exhibition space and hosts events such as the Geneva Motor Show and the 2014 Davis Cup.

In terms of costs, serviced offices in Geneva start at CHF 400 per person per month and can go up to CHF 1000 per person per month depending on the location and facilities provided.

Zug Area Information

Zug 2The Canton of Zug consists of 11 municipalities namely the city of Zug, Baar, Steinhausen, Risch, Cham, Hünenberg, Walchwil, Oberägeri, Unterägeri, Menzingen and Neuheim.

Baar served as the home of Lego Produktion AG (a toy manufacturing facility) till 2006 and is currently the headquarters of Glencore, Veeam and Sika AG.

Cham is best known as the city where Nestle was founded. Today it houses Papierfabrik Cham AG, the biggest company in the city.

The municipality of Risch boasts excellent transport links and is directly connected to Zug, Cham and Arth via ships on the lake. The offices of Roche Diagnostic are also located in this area.

Walchwil is popular with foreign nationals and English is the second most common language spoken in this region.

In terms of costs, serviced offices in Zug start at CHF 500 per person per month and can go up to CHF 900 per person per month depending on the location and facilities provided.