There are a number of things that you need to think about when moving office from the location of your new office to the size of building you need. In this article we take you through the top tips to help make your office relocation a success.
- Use a commercial agent
- Explore different areas
- Pick an office design and fit-out company early
- Think about the long term
- Budget for all elements
If you want to get the best deal possible then make sure you use a commercial property agent. The further in advance you can do this the better as this will give the agent the time to find potential opportunities and identify upcoming opportunities that might be right for your company.
Don’t be afraid to explore different areas to look at opportunities for new office space. A commercial agent should be able to show you the best properties in each area and while some areas might not work for your business they may be able to highlight other areas which you’ve not considered before.
Before you settle on new premises make sure you pick an office design and fit-out company. If you’re undecided between a couple of premises they’ll be able to give you costs for fitting out different premises to the specification you want. Involving a fit-out company early on will also help you avoid any unexpected costs further down the line and map out your project before you commit and sign a lease.
Picking a new business premise that works over the long term may cost more over the short term but can be a great solution for businesses that are looking to expand and grow. Serviced buildings that offer room for expansion are the best choice as businesses can have the space they need for the short term with the added potential of being able to grow over a longer period.
From letterheads and business cards to stationary and signwriting, don’t forget to factor in the costs of changing everything including your digital footprint. Also make sure you tell your marketing and PR department and update any advertising material you have.
There are many things to consider when thinking about office relocation but hopefully these top tips will help make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.