Office Move Planning Guide
The key to a smooth and successful office move is down to careful pre-planning and good organisation. No matter how small or large your company is, moving office can be a challenging task – which requires meticulous organisation and professional expertise.
Step 1: Check your existing Office Lease
Dig out your office lease and check to see what notice period is required and how it should be served. This will determine the key dates of your office move project; by which you need to be out of your existing office and in to your new one.
Step 2: Use the Moving Office Checklist
Use the Moving Office Checklist as a Master TO DO List of all the tasks that need to be completed to make your office move happen on time and to budget. It lists everything you need to do and tells you when to do it.
Step 3: Get your Office Move Team together
Putting together the right office move project team is critical – and will need to comprise the following members:
- Commercial Property Agent
- Property Solicitors
- Office Fit-out Company
- IT & Telecoms Company
- Office Removals
Step 4: Prepare a Moving Office Budget
Make sure you plan and budget for your office move early on in the process (before you spend anything!). Otherwise, you’ll find that inadequate budgeting will lead to an overspend on costs and worse still – you could even run out of money before you’ve even moved in to your new office. The budget process is made a whole lot easier with the Moving Office Budget Planner with all the moving office costs already identified for you. All you need to do is start to get quotes and away you go!
Step 5: Have a good clear out
Getting rid of any office furniture that you no longer have use for, purging old files and archiving ones that you don’t use on a regular basis will help you reduce the amount of office space you need. There’s no better time to get all your staff involved in a good de-clutter exercise and start office space planning your new environment.
Check out the Moving Office Resource Centre for more office move planning guides to kick start your office move project.
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