Four Factors to Consider When Finding Your Ideal Office Space

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Make the right choice for your office relocation

If you’re thinking about relocating your office space, there are a number of factors to consider to ensure you don’t negatively affect your business. The environment you provide not only has a huge effect on your day to day operations but also on staff morale and productivity. Moving offices and choosing a new space can be a daunting task, but there are four factors that are crucial in the decision-making process, which if considered carefully, will ensure you make the right decision.

1. Location

“Location, location, location.” The famous phrase drives home the importance in choosing the right location for your business. First off, it’s important to choose an area that complements your business type. For example, corporate and commercial businesses are well suited to inner central business district areas. Do some research into the surrounding area, are the local businesses in a similar line of work? If so, you’ll be situated well for networking opportunities, and attracting the right kind of customers and clients. When deciding on a location it’s also important to consider the convenience for your employees and clients, a business that is easily accessible to both groups will lead to steady productivity and engagement.

2. Price

Price is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an office space. If you spend too little you may end up with an office space that does not service all of your needs and have to move again not long after. Alternatively, spend too much and you could encounter the same problem as the cost isn’t sustainable for your business. Be realistic about what you can and can’t afford, keeping a close eye on your budgets and forecasting. Also, keep an eye out for hidden costs such as maintenance and extra costs of parking as these can often be overlooked in the decision-making process.

3. Size

Clearly the above factors, location and price, will determine the size of the office premises you are able to move into but it is an important point to consider. You should allow for a reasonable amount of space per employee, however you know what works best for your business so if your staff need bigger than standard desks or more storage space, then you’ll need to increase the space allowance accordingly. You’ll also need to think about facilities such as meeting rooms and staff areas such as kitchens as these can have a significant effect on the size required.

4. Style

When searching for a new office space the style of the environment can quite often be the last to consider with location, price and size being the determining factors. Although it is advisable to consider these first and foremost, the style of your office space can be a fantastic branding tool. Thinking about whether the environment is easily customizable so you can align it with your brand values and considering the impression it will have on current and future clients can be hugely influential for your business. One question to ask yourself when thinking about the style of your office space is “Would I be proud posting interior photos of the office on to our website?” If the answer is yes then you know the style is likely in alignment with your brand. Further, you may find it helpful to get your employee’s thoughts on this as they’ll know the kind of style your business should be aiming for.

Once you’ve found your office location, you’ll need to start planning how you’ll move there. Contact an experienced and reputable commercial relocation service to help you move your office without disruption.

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