As part of your office relocation process, checking out your prospective new neighbours is simple and worthwhile.
At best, they could be competitors and so need to be handled with high levels of confidentiality, which could compromise what could otherwise be a healthy and mutually beneficial relationship.
At worst they could be noisy, inconsiderate and disinclined to play their part in the maintenance of common areas. Their propensity to cause disruption to your business may not become a deal breaker, but it might demand a mindset adjustment, which it is far better to make deliberately at the outset rather than reactively.
There may also be the advantage of being able to benefit from their experience and most should be happy to share with you the high and low points of their own office relocation.
Even those that have not relocated recently are likely to have a feel for the building’s idiosyncrasies – as well as those of the landlord – and be able to advise accordingly.
If you are considering relocating your business to an unfamiliar area, it may be wise to have a quick consultation with similarly sized and similarly cultured businesses. This may enable you to short-circuit the process of selecting commercial property agents and other professional partners.
Our free office relocation seminars in London will also provide you with invaluable advice regarding your office relocation project.
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