Questions to ask at the office move planning stage

Questions to ask at the office move planning stage

QUESTION-MARKWhen you are looking for new offices to move into there are a few questions that you need to know the answers to so that you can be sure you are getting the right property.

One of the main questions you need to reach an agreement on is the area you want to move to and all key decision makers need to be involved in reaching an answer. The perfect office building might be just a few miles down the road, but if potential clients will find it hard to reach then this location suddenly becomes less than perfect.

You also need to know how much space you are going to need. Are you planning to hire more members of staff within the next few years? Will the office space be sufficient? Do you require offices with their own warehouse?

You then need to figure out your office moving date and make sure that you are going to be able to move into the new building on this date; if not, you will need to arrange storage facilities for your desks and other office paraphernalia while you wait. It is also important to establish how any delay to your office relocation will affect your business.

Work out what you will need in your new office. Do you require an open plan layout or do you want your team to have individual office space? Find out how adaptable the new building can be before you sign a lease.