Are you looking to upsize or downsize your office space? If so, are you ready to relocate? Office relocation Auckland wide can be a daunting decision. You will certainly feel the pressure to make such a decision carefully. So, how do you know when your office is ready to relocate, and what must you do before your relocation journey begins? Let’s explore some deciding factors.
1. Office costs on the rise
Particularly in city centres like Auckland’s, where competition for prime corporate real estate is fierce, the cost of a lease for fixed-term tenancies is likely to increase when it comes time to re-sign. If your office tenancy agreement allows for it, your landlord can raise the price of the lease if they think they can get more for it in an adjusted market. It will then fall to you to decide if a cheaper but potentially less attractive office location will be preferable to higher rent. Of course, you can always count on DB Interiors to make your new office fitout more agile and higher on return on investment.
2. Changes to your clientele or industry
Sometimes it’s not the office, but the job. Many industries are dynamic and ultimately fluid, rising and falling with market demands, innovations, other extemporaneous factors. Perhaps the ground zero of your business’ industry has moved elsewhere, forcing you to chase after it. This could occur because competitors are clustering in newer commercial-zoned areas or because newer and better resources supplementing your work have popped up somewhere else. Changes to distribution and logistics can also move industry hotspots. If you find your office is no longer situated where it can have its finger on the pulse of your industry, it may be time to move.
3. Employee demands
Your business depends on your ability to attract top talent. This is why businesses sometimes relocate to commercially zoned areas in suburbs, where their workers can avoid the pitfalls of city traffic. It’s also why other business move downtown from the suburbs, centralising their location where options for convenient public transportation, dining, shopping, and parking all converge.
4. Remote workers
An increasing number of businesses today are discovering that remote work has been made considerably more practical by online tools and mobile innovations. In fact, some offices are so empowered by the possibility of working remotely that they can cut down on office foot traffic, allowing them to downsize their office space to cut down on necessary floor space and ultimately save money.
5. Inadequate floor space
The best excuse for relocating your office is successful growth. Successful businesses outgrow their existing office spaces all the time. As you start your office relocation project scoping, consider your new office a milestone in your business’ prosperous history!
Gearing up for office relocation
Your business may be ready to relocate, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to relocate your business! Once you’ve made the decision to move, there is a lot of work to be done before you can begin the physical relocation of your office. Keep the following in mind:
⦁ Build a relationship with your relocation project manager. Your PM oversees coordinating your new office fit out and delivering on your vision.
⦁ Familiarise yourself with your new building rules. Many basic building rules are universal, but every building is slightly different. See if your new building has any rules that will impair your proposed fit out design.
⦁ Arrange your address changes. Do all your clients know that your business is moving? Do they know where to? As you plan your move, coordinate with your web developer and digital marketers to make sure your addresses are changed on time on your website and Google listings.
⦁ Start planning for growth now. You don’t want to have to relocate your office again any time soon. If your business is on the rise, work with your interior design company to include agility in your office fit out, so that it can be adjusted to grow with you.
⦁ Update your emergency contacts. Your new office contacts may be the same as they once were. Make sure your office managers and fire wardens have contact information for your new building managers and landlords.
You need not relocate alone
If you’re gearing up for your first office relocation, why not work alongside experienced professionals who have done it before? The office fit out experts at DB Interiors know first-hand the intricate details of an office relocation. We’ll help you to tick every box and keep your move pain-free and efficient. Contact DB Interiors today to learn more.