When you begin your search for new business premises, commercial property agents will want to know how much space will be needed. This is a pretty important piece of information. Estimate too much and you'll be lumbered with rent that's too high and excessive space, which in turn leads to increased heating and lighting bills. Estimate too little and you've gone through a disruptive office move for no real gain and the prospect of having to move again soon.
Adding your office fit-out contractor to your project team at this stage is an extremely wise move which will save you a lot of headache and unnecessary costs across the lifetime of the project.
An office fit out contractor will develop reliable space requirements, taking into account business strategy and goals, workflow, present and projected headcount and furniture and equipment inventories. At this stage, it's important to discuss employee productivity and wellbeing and for the company to consider where improvements need to be made so the office fit-out contractor can take this into consideration and include some solutions.
When comparing several shortlisted buildings, your office fit out contractor can prepare test fit drawings taking into account the plumbing, data and mechanical and electrical services to each building to give you a complete picture of the suitability of each building for your needs.
Once you've decided on your new premises, a final space plan and the office fit-out can begin.
Of course, there are many other things to be considered with moving office, so to have a professional office fit out company on board early-on gives you piece of mind that you're covering all bases and making the right strategic decision.
If you are ready to start your search for new business premises, please contact us to discuss your requirements and request a quote for our workplace appraisal. Call us on 01293 775 509.