Relocating offices is an exciting experience!
It’s the opportunity to make positive changes to the business. However, it’s important not to let your excitement run away with you — it’s an expensive investment and therefore you need to get it right! Discover four factors to consider when choosing a relocation company.
1. Enlist a Property Agent
Select your property agent carefully. They should have a wealth of market knowledge, know what properties are available and help with your search based on your requirements. Along with searching for a suitable property, they should also assist with negotiations, and liaisons with property lawyers and landlords
2. Hire a Relocation Company
When picking a relocation company, choose one that understands your organisation’s culture and has people that you get along with. Ask about their track record and their financial stability, you don’t want to pick one that doesn’t have the budget or credentials to execute your move. Utilise their skills and let them help you with selecting the space.
They can help with space planning and working out how much you really need. Make sure they can also provide all the services you require, as this will save you time and money.
Interview a number of relocation companies before making a decision. They shouldn’t charge for consultations or advice.
3. Storage Audit
Have you ever reviewed your workplace storage? Your organisation not only provides personal storage (like desks and cloakrooms) but you’ll also have business storage assets that will include archiving rooms, cabinets and cupboards.
Completing a storage audit will map out a landscape of your data and storage, what you have and what you really need. You never know it might save on the amount of space you need.
4. Space Planning
As the modern day workplace design evolves and becomes more agile, you should consider your workplace space and how you really use it. A space audit can provide you with clear calculations on what space you have available and how you can really utilise it.
Space planning will also carefully review your staff and their operation. With hot-desking becoming more popular, you might not need as many permanent desks as you initially thought.
Trends in work styles and office design point towards fewer desks per head and a smaller space per work station. You may be surprised to discover that a better workplace isn’t always bigger.