Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for a business to need to relocate. Whether this is due to company or industry growth, or simply because it is believed that moving to another area will help the business’ success rate soar, there are various different reasons that an office may be required to move into a brand new office space.
Although relocation can seem like quite a overwhelming process that many businesses will put off for as long as possible, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may first seem.
Being one of the leading experts in office relocation and helping businesses with their office fit out in London, we’ve gathered some tips over the years to help make the process of relocation much smoother.
Here are our top 3 tips to make your office relocation a success!
The first factor you should think about is the location of your new office. You will want to make sure that it is in a central location for your employees to reach without too much effort, as well as ensuring that any existing clients you may have who will need to access your office won’t need to go too far out of their way to get to you.
Locate any transport links that will be nearby and judge whether these will be suitable for your staff and clients to use to travel to the office- you don’t want them to arrive tired and demotivated after a long bus or train ride to the new office!
You may have found the perfect new office space for you business, but will people really be able to see it and find you if it’s hidden away down a side street? Will they really want to come in and make use of your services if they have to use a detailed map to find such a small street?
Having a visible presence is extremely important for the success and growth of your company, so make sure that you are looking at spaces which are easily visible to the public… and those all-important potential clients!
It’s also worth judging how easy it will be for your clients and essential suppliers to access the new office; will there be parking? Is there enough room for your suppliers to unload outside? These are all factors that you should be thinking about.
It’s all well and good positioning yourself in a new office in the center of town, but will you really be targeting the right audience for the services that you provide? After all, one of the main reasons for office relocation is company growth!
Make sure that you’re looking at the area as a whole and what kind of clients other businesses are targeting around that area. Although you don’t want to position yourself right next door to a competitor, it’s worth seeing where they base their offices as they will be making themselves visible to their potential new clients, too.
It’s important to realise that your office relocation won’t just affect you and your employees, it will affect your clients and your suppliers too. Make sure that you are factoring how far these will need to travel to access your services, as well as how easy it is to find your business in your new location.
Here at Officescape, our experts are available to help your business with all aspects of business relocation, including providing an attractive office fit out in your new location! For more information, contact us today on 01553 813 613 or visit our social media pages over on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!