Checklist: Preparing before choosing an office space in London

Regardless of where you want to set up shop, preparation before moving into new premises is a must. Whilst it’s possible to move into an office space with haste, there is a risk that you may find yourself in the wrong space at the wrong time. To make sure your business doesn’t fall into this trap, here is a checklist of things to do before choosing new premises. Work out what you can afford In London, you’ll find all kinds of office spaces. Big ones, small ones, shared ones - there’s plenty of choice, with 8.2m sq ft of office space in the City of London waiting to be built. That being said, you still need to find value for money. A quick look at your balance sheet will tell you how much you have to spend. Pick a location in London In an ideal world, every business would be...
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Six excellent reasons to get a commercial premises survey

Whether you are buying an industrial unit or simply planning to lease an office space, it can be prudent to have a commercial premises survey. Just as you wouldn’t commit to a residential property purchase without fully understanding the current condition of the building, you should never do it with a workspace. Here are six very good reasons why you need to invest in the services of a commercial premises surveyor. You don’t have the expertise to do it yourself Some business owners believe that it is enough to simply utilise their own knowledge of buildings and construction as they look around a potential premises. But even if you have building experience it’s worth noting that commercial premises are constructed from different materials from most properties. In short: you don’t know what you’re looking for. If you are going to make an informed decision then you are going to need...
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Important Things to Consider Before Getting a Loft Conversion

A loft conversion, done properly, can translate into a fantastic asset and increase the value of your property considerably. For most the journey begins with a problem; not enough bedrooms in the house due to the arrival of a child, wanting a guest bedroom, needing office space or a getaway for work, rest or play. Whatever your reasons for converting the loft space are, you need to bear in mind that the average loft conversion costs around £15,000 and so you need to do it properly in order to get a return on your investment. Here are some of the most important things to consider before getting a loft conversion.   The Bigger Picture Work out the purpose of the space, how much space do you require to meet the requirement. Factor in the electrical and plumbing logistics, these are considerations that, if overlooked, can be a nightmare moving forward....
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Should you be investing in serviced office co-working spaces?

In recent years coworking space has changed the office game in a way that was not expected. In the UK, there has been an increase of 67% in serviced office space and they are now starting to cover a large area of London. Businesses are expanding, even the smaller businesses and this means that they require office space. However, this is not just happening in London because it is now worldwide, from the UK to India to South Africa, it seems as though investors are looking to capitalize on the introduction of new industries or the growth of a new area within an existing industry. So is an investment really worth it? When you consider a company such as ‘WeWork’ that offers serviced office space to business people who are on the move, is now worth $5 billion, it is clear to see why investors want to take a take...
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