Top 5 transport link tips when choosing your new office space
When moving to a new office, there are many things to consider. For starters, size, layout, ample room to grow and costs are a big contributing factor, and what about location and transport?
Your new office space location is extremely important. You don’t move offices regularly so ticking off the points on the list below will enable you to cover all bases in terms of your employee happiness, company reputation and help you build on your external working relationships.
Avoid the issue of limited parking
If you have good train, bus, tram, tube or cycle path links close to your new office space, you will cut down the ongoing anguish of limited parking availability for your team. This will save you the hassle of having to look for an office with more parking and means you can get a better property for your money as you can save what you’d have spent on extra parking spaces on obtaining a smarter space.
If you have strong transport links to your new office, your team will be able to get in on public transportation easily and know their approximate journey time. With roads come traffic patterns of busy days and quiet days, which you can never quite plan for in advance, so coming in via a different mode of transport means they can plan their work commute better and will arrive at work less flustered, more relaxed, happy and ready to work. Also, if your workers are going to be heading into or around a city, having different alternatives of transport may save them commute time and cost from driving in too.
Having good transport links means your workers can get out to go to the bank or pop to the shops at lunch, go from the office elsewhere from work easily and leave and return to the office from client or agency meetings quickly. Knowing that they can travel easily between your office and other destinations will mean workers are more relaxed, alleviating unnecessary stress.
Ease for clients and visitors
The easier it is for visitors to get to your office, the more likely and regularly they will come. This will enhance your working relationships, help you plan more and, therefore, get more results for your business.
In cities, like London, it says a lot about your business by which Tube station you are close to. Certain areas are reputable for certain industries. i.e. Canary Wharf for Banks, Old Street for tech start-ups and Angel for national charities. Make sure you have researched if there are certain areas you should be in, as this could benefit networking opportunities, collaborations and knowledge in your industry.
If you’re looking to move offices, don’t play down the importance of local transport links. Above are some big reasons why getting the location right could have benefits on many aspects of your business.
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