Relocating to a bigger commercial property may not always be the best or sensible solution, therefore considering other options is a MUST before signing on that dotted line with the new landlord.
With the heavy costs for moving your contents of the office, possibly factory items and putting your old premises back to the landlord’s instructions, all comes with a cost and downtime. You would need to consider your operation disruption to clients, staff and suppliers. This is without any issues which are more than likely to go wrong when moving location.
If your choice is to move, you will need to spend a lot of time and planning to make sure the move transition goes seamless and without any hick-ups. You will need to ask your landlord for a report or costs to put back the office or factory to its original state (meaning any build such as partitioning, mezzanine floor or alterations of any kind to the internal and external parts of the building) to be altered. Even if your build has added value and improved the premises, the landlord can ask you to change it back. You will need a price from a contractor for dilapidation work or the landlord will ask a contractor to evaluate the changes and give you the quote to pay.
If your current location is not working for you, it is important to look at some of the following points first before making a leap into the new premises:
If it is office space which is creating an issue, how about a refurbishment to create a new design, flow and uplift for staff and clients. Making the best of your space and utilising it to its full potential is a specialist job and therefore a good office fit out contractor can help you get the right space that works for you.
If it is the factor floor which is creating a headache, you will need to look at an industrial fit out contractor who can offer some good storage solutions, partitioning and design ideas to make the most of the warehouse flooring and height.
Lack of staff facilities and rest area is a simple solution if there is some space allocated for a new kitchen (small or large). New designs with high tables and stools are a good solution for space savers and with the option of integrated appliances, your contractor will be able to assist with making the best out of your design.
Depending on available space, many organisations will not have thought about installing a mezzanine floor which is a great solution for new offices, training room, storage and warehouse solutions. This could be the answer to many of your problems therefore it should be something on your list to add or cross off after consideration.
With the uncertainty of BREXIT looming and organisations not really knowing which direction to take, many businesses are staying put. This has seen an increase in spend for refurbishments which is a good investment both for the present and long-term. It reduces the risks and costs for moving, landlord long leases and possibly travel issues for staff.
Whatever your decision, you need to make the best call for your business with longevity in mind and future planning high on your agenda. Whether you opt for moving and improving your new offices (as there is always things which will need to be done at some point) or using the funds to improve your current premises with a new commercial or industrial refurbishment project, you will need a good, trusted contractor on board to help you through the process.
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