Office space for rent Milan
Milan is considered the economic capital of Italy. Among Italian cities, it is the one with the most cosmopolitan flair, achieved over the years. This is due to the presence of many international companies, which have chosen Milan as the location for their Italian offices.
Between financial companies and creative enterprises, Milan offers several districts where you can find your office: the Brera area is very institutional and classic, with offices in prestigious buildings, while the Isola district represents the modern development of recent years, and is the perfect location for start-ups, young companies and those working in the technology field.
The average price for office rentals in Milan varies from 190 to 380 euros per m2, depending on the area chosen.
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Why rent an office in Milan?
Milan is the economic heart of Italy, with 1.4 million inhabitants. With a unique mix of contemporary buildings and classic palaces, Milan is an elegant and fashionable city, perfect for establishing your own representative office. Its public transport system, including metro, buses, trams and trains, allows you to move easily from one part of the city to another, so your office will be within easy reach of everyone.
Types of office space in Milan
In Milan you can find many different office spaces:
- Traditional offices, in the centre or in suburban areas
- Coworking spaces
- Modern offices
- Business centres
Type of companies in Milan
Milan is home to a wide variety of companies. Over the years, Milan has become the financial capital of Italy, hosting the offices of the most important international banks and consulting agencies, while maintaining an artistic heart. Many fashion houses, design and communication companies have their headquarters in Milan.
These are some of the companies that have offices in Milan:
- Dolce and Gabbana
Average office renting prices in Milan
|District of Milan||Average Cost m2/year|
|City Life||260 €|
|Porta Venezia||310 €|
|Repubblica - Central Station||220 €|
Popular neighbourhoods for office rental in Milan
Milan is an eclectic city with neighbourhoods that are different in appearance and spirit. Each area, in fact, has its own personality and is preferred by a certain type of company.
Bicocca is the old industrial district of Milan. Here were many factories, including Pirelli and Ansaldo. Now the area has changed a lot, there are several residential areas, but above all many large spaces that, over the years, have been converted into offices. This area is perfect for those looking for large but reasonably priced offices, and is easily accessible by public transport, thanks to the Lilla metro. It is also possible to reach the area by car. Being in the suburbs, the traffic is much smoother and it is easy to find parking.
This district represents the artistic and cultural heart of Milan and is located a few hundred metres from the Duomo. Brera always has a very prestigious and classy air, so it is suitable for companies working in the field of luxury, and design (Brera is one of the key districts during the Salone del Mobile), or for law firms and financial consultants who want to have an office in the most chic district of Milan.
Brera is easy to reach by public transport, but it is hard to reach by car (it is in Area C, the limited traffic zone to which access is only possible by paying). Parking is rare, and often reserved for residents.
In addition to offices in prestigious buildings, Brera offers many bars and restaurants where you can have lunch or an aperitif after work.
Milan City Life
City Life is the most talked-about district of Milan in recent years, due to the construction of the offices of three large companies: PwC, Generali and Allianz. These towers were built by three archistars, Hadid, Isozaki and Libeskind, and have completely changed the Milanese skyline.
Precisely because of the presence of these important buildings, City Life is the perfect district if you are looking for luxury offices for well-known companies.
Isola is the most talked about neighbourhood in recent years. Until twenty years ago, in fact, it was a working-class neighbourhood, considered almost on the outskirts of the city. A very residential area with no offices. Now the neighbourhood has completely changed face, and offers some of the most iconic buildings in all of Milan, such as the Bosco Verticale or the Unicredit building. These extensive building interventions have made Isola a very desirable neighbourhood, both for large multinationals, such as Google and Accenture, but also for small start-ups, because of the presence of co-working spaces, which suits the needs of smaller companies.
The district is also known for its lively nightlife and cultural life, offering trendy clubs and restaurants as well as exhibition spaces.
Milan Porta Venezia
This district is located just outside the city's Spanish walls, which used to delimit the width of the historic centre. If you go towards the historic centre, you will find historic representative buildings, home to notary's offices and lawyers. If you move away from the centre you will find younger companies, linked to art, fashion and communication. The neighbourhood is easily reached by the metro Red line and the railway link.
Over the years, Porta Venezia has become a very lively district, and a reference point for nightlife.
Milan Republic - Central Station
Repubblica is an area of Milan characterised by a long avenue connecting the Central Station to the city centre. Along the avenue you can find many buildings with office space perfect for medium and large companies. Historically Repubblica has always been a district with large important buildings, such as Torre Breda, making it a perfect area for offices.
This district is perfectly connected to the underground. You can find here the Yellow Line station of as well as trams and the proximity of the Central Station.
Getting to the office by public transport
Milan is the city with the most varied and efficient public transport network in Italy. You can reach the city by rail, via the number of high-speed trains that travel throughout Europe and Italy. In fact, it is possible to arrive directly at Milano Centrale station from Rome in just 3 hours and 15 minutes.
The Milan metro has four lines (with the fifth to be inaugurated in 2021 and fully operational in 2023). The various lines cover the most important districts of the city, and are flanked by a system of trams and buses that make it easy to get around the city. In addition, the suburban railway system connects the city's hotspots with the suburbs and the rest of Lombardy.
Airports in Milan
The city of Milan is well connected in the world air traffic, because Milan has three airports: Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio.
Linate is the closest airport to the city, you can reach it by public or private bus in only half an hour from the centre, and between 2021 and 2023 the Blue Line of the underground will be active, allowing you to reach the airport from the centre of Milan in only 13 minutes, a world record! Milan Linate is a major airport for domestic and European flights.
Malpensa is the most important airport in Milan, it is not as close to the city centre as Linate, but it is easily accessible by private bus (travel time: 50 minutes/1 hour) or by trains that leave from the Central and Cadorna stations every half hour. Malpensa is the reference airport for extra-continental travel, and for some low-cost airlines, such as EasyJet.
Airport Orio al Serio
Orio al Serio is the furthest airport, close to Bergamo, but is extremely well connected to the city, with buses running to and from the airport in about 50 minutes to 1 hour. It is the main airport for all low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair.
Road network in Milan
Unfortunately, Milan's roads suffer from traffic jams and congestion, especially during rush hour. During off-peak hours you can go from the Central Station to the Navigli (on the opposite side of the city) in about 15 minutes, during rush hour it takes up to forty minutes. Parking is also a problem, since the central areas in Milan have the parking spaces that are reserved for residents, not to mention the presence of Area C, a restricted traffic zone.
If you are looking for an office that is easy to reach by car, it is best to look in the outer areas of the city, which are easily accessible and have plenty of parking space.
Milan is located at the crossroads of two important Italian highways: the A1, Autostrada del Sole, which connects Milan with Naples, passing through Bologna, Florence and Rome; and the A14, which connects Turin and Venice. Milan is therefore very well connected with the main Italian cities, which can be reached by car.
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