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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Office Location

29 August, 2018

Finding the perfect office space that ticks all the boxes may seem like an overwhelming project. However, by taking into account some of the key factors from the beginning, you’ll find it easier to locate an office that’s inspiring, within budget and right for your company.

What is the nature and culture of your business?

The first thing to think about when searching for the right office location is the nature of your business. The perfect building should be big enough to house all your staff and operations. For example, if you run a manufacturing business, you should look for a building with enough space for your staff, as well as any machinery, equipment and storage space. It is important to find a space that boosts employee morale and ultimately helps them to embrace the culture of your business.

6 Factors to Consider

There are many factors to think about when searching for a suitable office location. Finding the perfect spot for every aspect isn’t likely to be easy, however here are some important factors you should consider:

Clients

Do your staff visit your clients regularly? You may need to consider whether you need to be located near your target market providing easy access for your sales representatives. Or if your clients are more likely to visit your offices, how easy is it for them to access by car or public transport.

Traffic and Commute

What are the local traffic patterns, and what are the busiest times? Will this affect employees commute? If you are relocating, will this increase any employees journey times? Ideally you want to be close to public transport links so your company is as accessible as possible.

Amenities

If staff like to head out for lunch it’s important they don’t have to travel far, so check out the local area for shops and places to eat.

Competition

It is important to be aware of where they are in relation to the areas you’re looking in. Will they be easier to access? Does their area have a better or worse reputation? Will it cause any issues if they are nearby?

Reputation

A good or bad reputation of an area can have a significant impact on the perception of your business. Is the area safe for the employees and visitors? Potential customers will feel safer visiting an office if the location has a good reputation.

Neighbourhood

Staff spend over 8 hours a day in the office, so having a secure neighbourhood where they feel safe should be a priority. Consider the route employees will need to travel to and from local transport, especially if travelling by foot.  It is a good idea to take into consideration what other businesses may be located nearby, and whether their services or opening times will have an impact on your business.

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