Case Studies

Jul 05

The Office, to Move or Improve?

Is your office space holding your business back? It might be time to question whether to move or improve

The decision to move office spaces is a big one. Moving is expensive and stressful, and it disrupts both clients and employees.

When it comes time to decide whether you should stay where you are or opt for a new space, it’s not an easy decision.

Your office is not just a base for your employees, it’s a public reflection of your business.

Just like any first impression, your office needs to project your brand and professionalism, in line with your business’s ethos and image.

When you stand back to look at your office, does it give you and your staff a sense of pride? Or is it looking tired and shabby? If it is the latter, you might be sending the wrong signals to your customers and employees, also your competition may have the wrong idea about you too!

When it comes to being a workplace for your employees, studies show that morale and productivity increase in offices that are modern and focused on well-being.

How Your Office Space Impacts Employee Well-Being

If your office doesn’t meet the needs of your clients or your employees, it may be time to make a change.

However, before you make a final decision, you must weigh all the pros and cons regarding moving or improving.

Things To Consider

Do you need to move?

Is it possible to reconfigure your existing space to make it more usable and refreshed?

If so, consider hiring a professional refurbishment company, such as Sussex and Surrey Partitioning to review your existing and future needs, based on your growth expectations.

It may just be that you need to create partitioned areas or install a mezzanine floor, to allow for more space, rather than relocating entirely.  Our team are used to working around an operating office, and therefore are mindful of causing minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations.

Read a recent case study on how we refurbished, redesigned, and rebuilt a former car dealership into a modern, striking, veterinary practice.

Heath Vets Case Study – Refit & Refurbish

Does your office properly present your brand and professionalism?

To objectively gauge your office’s image, get your staff to give honest feedback and stand back to survey whether your environment matches your company ethos.

Think about this from the entrance, from outside, to going into a reception area, then into meeting rooms, kitchen/break areas, and the bathrooms with an open mind.

Our refurbishment team can offer ideas on modern branding solutions, such as partitions and creating a perfect, professional image, whether that be updating your existing space or creating a completely new layout, within a new office.

Read our recent case study and view images to see how branding and first impressions are key.

Barrington James – Office Move and Fit Out Project

If you decide to remain in your existing office and are renting, think about any potential upgrades or renovations of your space which you might want to be done, before you start the conversation with your landlord about renewing your contract.

Now is the time to ask for a redesign if your space needs it. Once the rental contract is signed it is a lot more difficult to negotiate these things.

Our team will guide you through a redesign process and can provide accurate timescales and quotations.

Not realistic to improve on the existing space?

Office relocations happen for several reasons, from company expansion to moving into a different area, and regardless of the reason, it can be an exciting experience. From changing your office’s interior design to implementing innovative ways of working, relocations can be the catalyst for giving your entire company a make-over.

Fit Out and Refurbishment Sussex

Moving offices can kick-start a company into assessing the way it operates; it can motivate and encourage performance; alter the public, employee, and customer perception of the business; and introduce ways in which you can cut back on costs.

With many years’ experience, we know how to run a successful fit-out and refurbishment project with communication at its heart.

With our teams of experienced and qualified contractors and our creative problem-solving skills, with a clear focus on communication throughout the project management, we aim to deliver a lasting and positive impression.

Sussex and Surrey Partitioning

If you are looking to improve your working environment including reception areas, making additional office space, interview rooms, or a full refurbishment to your building, please contact us.

We offer a complete design and installation package, covering mezzanine floors, partitioning, toilet and kitchen refurbishments, movable walls, suspended ceilings, lighting, power, door entry systems, and CCTV.

A move is a chance to ensure your team is equipped with the facilities they need for years to come, so consider your options wisely and have a plan that is workable for all your staff and clients.

Overall, the decision to move or improve is a big one. Whether you renew or go brand new, make sure that your space reflects the image of your business, and the level of professionalism you’re looking to convey.

If you are still feeling a bit stuck in deciding whether you should move or improve, give our team a call on 01444 220525 for an appointment to discuss the pros and cons of each, and to assess the area that you currently have available.

 

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