Regardless of whether a company is small, medium or large in size undertaking an office relocation is likely to be one of the most expensive decisions they undertake.
It can also be a very disruptive and daunting experience.
Staff are often very concerned when they hear the initial rumours that the company is relocating. Therefore, it is best for senior management to put their minds at rest by informing them of exactly what is going on as early in the process as possible.
Choosing an internal project manager to coordinate and pull the project together is also something to do as early as possible. Ideally this person should have previous experience in relocating offices and should have a suitable level of authority and empowerment to make decisions.
Selecting the best building in the best location to suit the businesses requirements is vitally important and using the services and expertise of a commercial property agent is recommended. All aspects of the buildings short-listed should be carefully considered and a major part of this should be working out the total occupancy costs over the full lease term. Many people are often shocked (and surprised) to find this can be millions of pounds. Use this free calculator to work out your likely costs and to also show the potential savings that undertaking what is known as a workplace optimisation process can provide.
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