Concept to completion solutions for companies moving premises
Moving premises can be a time-consuming, expensive and stressful affair, which is why we have developed our Move Management model to package together all the key tasks and services needed to undertake a smooth and cost-effective relocation.
Our wealth of property experience enables us to tackle all aspects of your move, from the initial considerations and requirements through to getting you moved and settled in your new premises. We will also make sure that the exit of your current premises doesn’t get overlooked, avoiding unexpected and unwanted costs and delays.
01 DECISION TO RELOCATE
Regardless of your reasons for relocation, forming clear requirements in terms of space, location and budget at an early stage is key to getting your move off on the right foot. At this stage, prompt and effective decisions based on clear parameters will alleviate time and budget pressures later in the project. Early action is the key to success.
02 UNDERSTANDING EXISTING LIABILITIES
It’s important to view any move to new premises in the context of your existing premises and the liabilities associated with this. This can include consideration of the requirements of your existing lease, the timing of any move and what works or settlement you may need to consider on exiting your current premises. Assessing this as part of the whole relocation package will avoid any nasty surprises at a later date.
03 FINDING NEW PREMISES
Making sure that premises you view are right for you sounds obvious, but it can be difficult to ensure you fully consider all key aspects, from whether the space and location is right, through to any liabilities associated with proposed leases and the lifecycle of your time in the building, including your ultimate exit strategy.
04 SPACE PLANNING
Once you have identified the right premises, it’s important to make them work as effectively as possible for both your staff and clients. Space planning is key to this exercise as it will ensure that future-proofing and flexibility are married with optimising the space and complying with any necessary statutory approvals that may be required, such as planning, building control and fire regulations.
05 FIT OUT
Having made the space work, it then needs to be fitted out to your bespoke requirements, ensuring that you not only get what you want and need from the space, but also that it is delivered to a high standard, on time and on budget.
06 MOVE MANAGEMENT
Logistically, the scariest part of any relocation is the physical move itself. Tight timescales and deadlines often mean that this is a fraught time, which is why effective coordination and consideration of risk management and contingency planning, is key to ensuring a seamless and stress-free move.