There can be many reasons you decide to build a new office. You might be relocating to a place with friendlier corporate taxes or proximity to your clients. Maybe you just want to get all your team consolidated into a central location. It might just be having a place to call your own instead of renting or leasing from commercial property owners. Whatever, the case, there are things you need ready prior to building a new office.
Your new office needs somewhere to actually be. You’ll need to find a piece of property that you can either develop or alter to suit your needs. It also needs to be a big enough piece of land to accommodate your new facility. The tension here might come in the location versus cost. Something farther out from a city center might be cheaper, but it might also be harder for clients to visit you. Even if you’re a closed office for employees only, asking your team to put up with a long commute time can hurt morale and retention.
No matter how much you know about concrete services, it helps to learn more. You’ll likely need a concrete provider for the office foundation, sidewalks, and parking lot. You might even need them for quite a few construction components of the building as it goes up.
Building a new office will cost money. However, there are more than just construction costs involved. You’ll need to also buy the land you are building on, and there will be consultations, fees, permits, inspections, and much more involved. You’ll also need to factor in the costs involved with physically moving your office staff at some point. You might even face losses due to lost productivity while a move is taking place.
Your timeline might not go exactly as planned, but you still need to have one in place. At some point, you’ll move your current office employees and equipment into the new office. That means you need the new office to be ready before you are forced out of a previous location.
Your new office, when done right, can be a powerful opportunity for your business to grow, adapt, and become more efficient. However, a lot of that might be determined well before you ever move in. Knowing what you need ready before building a new office sets you up for success.