Your Quick Guide On What To Consider When Moving Office Space
Moving offices and don't know where to start? We've put together this quick guide of the things you should consider before you move.
There are many reasons you may want to move office, whether you are branching out into a larger space or downsizing to cater for a new hybrid working model; moving can freshen up the way you run your company.
Preparation is key
Take the time to outline your company's key objectives for the move when you're relocating offices. Make sure everyone understands why it's necessary, whether for downsizing, business growth or new ventures. Set out your preferences; an overall budget, a preferred location and when you want to be moved in. Having an idea of a timeframe will help complete essential objectives like initial research and scheduling the necessary help, such as moving vans and cleaners, to make the process run more smoothly.
Consult your team
When communicating to your team, it is essential to understand any current needs or benefits they have at the present location and any new advantages or areas of improvement that need to be put into place. Whether they appreciate on-site car parking or want a more modern kitchen or break area, it's important to evaluate these when choosing your new office space.
Business First's premium office spaces consider the need for a professional, high-tech workspace alongside a need for accessible on-site facilities such as car parking, contemporary kitchen and break areas, meeting rooms, and much more.
Finding a prime location
The location of your office affects not only you and your employees but also any clients, visitors, and marketing opportunities. Conducting local research, checking out credentials, attending viewings, and asking the property experts is the best way to make an informed decision on the offices you are viewing. Consider the average commute time, local amenities and transport links, potential customer footfall, and the surrounding area. Once you have all this information, it's then time to review everything and decide which is your business's best choice. All our locations have dedicated business centre managers who can provide you with all the information you need.
Assessing any risks
Before taking the plunge, conducting a risk assessment is important for the everyday health and wellbeing of your staff. Have you opted for appropriate square footage to accommodate desks and furniture while providing a comfortable workspace? Is there disabled access and lifts? Make sure you have chosen the appropriate office space that allows your business to grow and your team to thrive professionally.
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