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Copenhagen Office Space Guide

[Updated Oct 2020] A guide to serviced offices and office space to rent in Copenhagen as well as general information that may be useful if you are thinking of renting workspace in the city.

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History & Geography

Denmark’s famous capital city is located on the island of Zealand and partly on the island of Amager. To the east, the city faces the Oresund Sound, the body of water which connects the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Copenhagen only became the capital of Denmark in the middle of the 15th century, though the city was founded far earlier in the 11th century by the famous Viking Sven Forkbeard. Copenhagen benefits from an excellent natural harbour which helped the city become an important regional centre of commerce. This brought it into rivalry with the Hanseatic League, a powerful alliance of cities and guilds which dominated trade in northern Europe up until the 17th century. Copenhagen withstood sieges by the Hanseatic League on many occasions. In 1807 a British fleet bombarded Copenhagen using highly incendiary Congreve rockets and burned down a significant portion of the city, including its largest church. During WWII the city was occupied by German troops precipitating some light bombing by the RAF. Copenhagen is now connected to the neighbouring Swedish city of Malmo by a toll bridge and tunnel, which has made it the centre of a large urban sprawl partly in Denmark, partly in Sweden.

Quality of life

Copenhagen is generally regarded to be one of the cities with the best quality of life. One of the reasons for this is the city’s compact planning and its focus on environmental issues. The water in Copenhagen’s harbour is clean enough to swim in, and 36 percent of all its residents bike to work every day. In fact, the residents of Copenhagen cycle a combined 1.2 million kilometres per day. The city has the longest pedestrianised thoroughfare of any European city in the Stroget and has gained international recognition for its dedication to tasteful and environmentally friendly design. Copenhagen is also a very green city and recently decreed that, in the near future, every citizen must be able to reach a park or beach on foot in 15 minutes.


While Copenhagen may not be among Europe’s premier tourist destinations it is still a fairly popular location for a city break. Aesthetically Copenhagen is one of the most pleasing cities in Europe, maintaining a mix of old architecture with bold new design. Perhaps the most recognisable district of the city is Frederiksstaden, where the Amalienborg Palace and the Marble Church are located, as well as a range of elegant mansions dating from the 18th century. The old inner city also includes the island of Slotsholmen and Christiansborg Palace. Copenhagen has three beaches that are popular with city residents during summer. The largest of these is Amagar Strandpark which has a 2-kilometre long artificial island and a beach 4.6 kilometres long. For those in search of culinary pleasures, Copenhagen has 13 Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other city in Scandinavia. It is also home to the restaurant NOMA, repeatedly ranked as the best in the world. The city is also renowned for its many bakeries, serving up the pastries for which Denmark has become famous. There is also has a wide variety of microbreweries scattered through the city, many of which also serve food.

The area of Christiania, or Freetown Christiania as it is technically known, has become famous in Copenhagen and Europe. This is a completely autonomous neighbourhood of Copenhagen which is ruled by the state, not the city. On the site of a former military barracks, Christiania now has about 850 residents who have developed their own rules and way of life separate from the rest of Copenhagen. Marijuana and hashish are sold and smoked openly in Christiania, though harder drugs have been banned by the residents. Private cars are also not allowed in the neighbourhood. Chilled out cafes and restaurants are scattered through the area and many tourists enjoy wandering through its streets for a couple of hours to observe a totally different part of Copenhagen.


Copenhagen is one of the easiest cities in Europe to get around in. It is recognised as being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and aims to have 50 percent of residents get to work by bike by 2020. Copenhagen’s bike paths are excellently maintained and are often completely separate from the roads, with their own system of signals. Public bicycles are provided by the city for a deposit of only 20 Kroner, and are an excellent way to see Copenhagen.

The city also has a rapid transit system called the S-train (S-tog), as well as the Copenhagen Metro, which began operation in 2002. Copenhagen Central Station provides regional links to the rest of Denmark as well as internationally. Train traffic between Copenhagen and Hamburg is especially heavy.

Copenhagen Airport is the largest in Scandinavia and can be reached from downtown Copenhagen on the Metro in only 15 minutes.

Office space to rent in Copenhagen

Finding office space to rent in Denmark’s capital city is a fairly easy process with a growing amount of traditional leasehold space alongside flexible serviced offices and coworking spaces.

Prime office rents in Copenhagen are currently standing at DKK 1,900 per square metre per annum. The very best office properties located in the CBD regularly command rents of DKK 1,800 per square metre per annum.

The current average office space rent across the city is 1,350 DKK per square metre per annum.

It is expected that limited availability in the future may push office rental costs higher.

Office space vacancy rates in the city in Q1 2019 stood at 6%.

There is 180,000 square metres of office space in the development pipeline due to come online in the next 2 years.

There were no deals signed above 10,000 square metres in the first quarter, however, continued high demand for space in smaller lots indicates that office space takeup for the whole year will be strong.

The demand from the startups and SMEs is focused more and more on the increasing amounts of flexible workspace options and large operators like Regus are increasing the size of their portfolios to match this demand.

There are also approximately 30 other office and co-working space providers in the city including the likes of Rocket Labs and The Rabbit Hole.

Serviced offices in Copenhagen cost from around 55 – 95 DKK per desk per day.

Co-working space in Copenhagen costs from around 45 – 95 DKK per desk per day.

Both of the above flexible workspace options are inclusive of taxes, service charge, insurance and other utilities.

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