SME Property Advice: Choosing the Ultimate Location For Your New Office

When it comes to finding the right office space, there are a plethora of considerations that you need to make. The decision to expand your growing business is not one to be taken lightly. On the contrary, you need to consider some key factors before making this significant business decision.

One of the most important factors you need to consider when choosing your new office space is its location. Location, location, location. These words are uttered to us in all walks of life. Your business is no different.

Here are some practical things that every CEO must consider when they are thinking about taking on new office space.

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Space

Space is everything when it comes to finding a new office block. You need to consider the room that you have. Do you have room to expand? Is it big enough to grow within? After all, you don’t want a building that cannot accommodate your needs now or in the future. You need to make sure that you are renting an office space if you are not keen on staying in one area. Buying can have a detrimental impact on your finances if you are not in the position to be settled.

Think about the needs of your business. Are you a customer facing business? Will you require a lot of space? Do you have a client facing industry where you will host the occasional meeting? Think about the space that you and your customers and clients need. If you don’t have enough, or you have too much, this can have a damaging effect on your business overall.

Accessibility

One of the biggest considerations that any business owner has to make is the convenience of their office location. After all, it may be cheaper to run an office out in the country, but if clients cannot find you with ease, this will certainly cost a lot more than a few pounds in rent. Being available to your clientele is fundamental. You need to consider the parking levels within an office too. Are you accessible to public transportation links? Will your employees be able to get to work with ease? Having an accessible building is vital. After all, you want a happy, productive workplace that clients love to come to. Without accessibility, you won’t have this.

Does it Look Good?

Aesthetics is vital. But, it also needs to be structurally sound as well aesthetically appeasing. Ensure that you commission a home report from Harvey Donaldson & Gibson. This will guarantee that your property is in a good state of repair. After all, you don’t want a rent or buy a space that is not fit for purpose.

Your office should aim to look as professional as you are. Whether you opt for a city office block or a barn conversion, you need to make sure that you have a commercial space that radiates a professional image. Decor is less important than the overall presence of the building. Make sure that the office ties in with your company brand and ethos.