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  • Should You Relocate or Refurbish Your Office?

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  • Enhancing your working environment can do wonders for your business.

    The good news is that it needn’t be a daunting process, and we are here to do the legwork for you. To get ahead in today’s fast paced world, you need a workspace that promotes productivity and success; an office design that empowers your staff and inspires your clients.

    Here we have outlined 4 things to consider when deciding if it’s time to relocate or refurbish your office, and the next step to take after you have made your decision.

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  • 1. Do you need to enhance your brand image?

    Updating the ‘look’ of your business could immensely transform the way your business is perceived by the outside world. In addition, it can further boost consumer confidence in your products and services. Consider if your current space accurately reflects the company ethos. If that is not the case, this is when a refurbishment may be ideal to redesign and style your entire office space accordingly.

    2. Space to expand

    Is your office too cramped or does it provide little or no room for expansion? Then don’t wait to secure the additional space. It will be far more cost effective if you address the situation sooner rather than later.

    If you are being forced to change your office space due to a lease expiry, be proactive! See this as an opportunity to reassess your current needs. Embrace the challenge and use it to your full advantage.

    3. Boosting your revenues

    Are you taking full advantage of the space you already have? Subletting could be a lucrative source of revenue for any unused, excess space. Could you save money by downsizing, relocating or simply negotiating more favourable leasing terms?

    4. Wellbeing

    Our recent annual office environment survey revealed that overall only 34% of UK office workers in general can confirm to have had their work environment updated in the last 3 years. If you haven’t revamped your workplace in a while, this may have a negative impact on your team’s overall wellbeing. You can further inspire wellness in your office through a refurbishment of your workspace. Making wellbeing a significant part of your organisation not only insures a happy workforce, but an overall more productive and engaging workplace.

    Once you have challenged your office environment you’ll be faced with two options, both will dramatically improve productivity, efficiency and brand perception:

    a. Update, re-plan and breathe new life into the company by refurbishing the existing premises


    b. Relocate to new premises that can better support the business and enable it to develop to its full potential

    Consider the following:

    • Can you now afford to move to the perfect address after all those years of hard work?

    • Can your existing office physically cope with any expansion? Is it time to relocate to larger premises or simply make more efficient use of the space you already occupy?

    • Location: It’s no good having your office in a fancy location if the rent’s making mincemeat of your bottom line. Grab your finances by the scruff of the neck and find out exactly what your options are.

    • Is your business technology savvy? Liaise with your IT team to ensure your business isn’t being left behind.

    • Question whether you’re paying too much for your existing space.

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