A business that is growing is a healthy business but with growth comes a unique set of problems: obstacles that need to be overcome if the rate of expansion is to be successfully accommodated and the potential profits from such expansion maximised. The biggest of these problems concerns the workspace: a growing company will almost certainly have a growing demand for new employees, productive workers who will need a well-equipped, comfortable space in which to produce. For companies that are based in the capital, hiring a team of experienced commercial estate agents in London could be the best way to ease their growing pains.
Before choosing an agency, it is important to consider what you would like them to do for your company and therefore what skills and knowledge they will need to possess. If you are not sure exactly what a team of commercial agents could do to ease your organisation’s growing pains, consider the possibilities below.
Assuming that your company is expanding at a fair rate of knots, it is inevitable that you will need to find new office space at some point in the future. The task of locating and evaluating suitable properties is time consuming and can be very difficult for the uninitiated. However, it is a task that experienced commercial agents in London and elsewhere should be able to handle with ease.
Once a suitable property has been identified, it will probably need to be refurbished to ensure that it meets all the needs of your workforce. Whilst you could hire a separate firm to design your office interiors, working with estate agents that can also handle this task will make life considerably easier. Furthermore, a commercial agency with an in-depth knowledge of interior design will be better equipped to identify suitable new properties in the first place and once they have done so, they will be able to conduct feasibility studies for various design concepts without delay.
Having located a suitable property and designed an interior layout that will meet all of your needs, the actual refurbishment work necessary to transform the property in question into a fully functional new workspace for your company will need to be carried out. If you choose to work with London commercial estate agents who also have access to a highly skilled installation team, you will not need to waste time looking for such people and will instead be able to focus on your core business activities while the work is being performed.
Some agents will have their own technicians, who are capable of installing an ICT infrastructure at the same time as your offices are being refurbished, while others may not. Working with the former will mean one less problem for you to deal with before your employees can occupy your new building. Given that ICT infrastructure should be integral to the design of any modern workspace, it would be unwise to work with a commercial agent in London who lacked the necessary expertise.
One of the most difficult aspects of moving to a larger property is how to accomplish such a move with the minimum of disruption to daily business activities. For this reason, an agency with experience of planning and executing major corporate relocations will be invaluable when the time to make the move finally arrives. There are many factors to consider during a corporate relocation: packing, transportation, unpacking and the switching on and off of various utilities. Handing over responsibility for all this work to a third party, especially one that has handled all the other details associated with your move up until this point, is sure to make the process of relocating far simpler than it would otherwise have been.
All of the above costs money, a considerable amount in most cases, and budgeting for the total cost of a move is one of the most important tasks that needs to be taken care of by whoever is responsible for the move. Delegating this task will lift an enormous load from your shoulders, should you be the person who is responsible for the relocation, and as long as you choose wisely, you could actually save money by passing on responsibility for the financial side of things to a third party. In order to cost each aspect of a corporate relocation accurately, the agency you choose will need to have relevant expertise. If, for example, you are moving to a building in the West End, commercial estate agents in central London, who have an in-depth knowledge of the local property market, will be ideally placed to manage the entire budget for your move.
Should anything go wrong at any stage during your move, an agency that is capable of troubleshooting problems swiftly and efficiently will prove to be very useful. There is little point in hiring a team of experts to handle your corporate relocation if you have to step in and take control every time there is an obstacle that needs to be overcome. Agents that are capable of acting on their own to contain any issues that may arise are the only type you should consider hiring in the first place.
In short, what you should ideally be looking for is a dedicated and highly experienced team of commercial estate agents in central London who work alongside designers, installation technicians and various other skilled professionals. If you manage to find one – and the team at Saracen Interiors would of course be delighted to fill this role should you desire – you can look forward to a truly hassle-free move that has a minimal impact on company productivity and is completed without any unnecessary drama. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions about our commercial relocation services.