04 Dec How to choose an office space
Office space matters more than you might imagine for a business space. This is, after all, where you host your all-important clients. Your employees, too, have to do their best work here. As such, considering the right office space to meet all those needs remains a staple, even as many companies move their operations online.
The trouble is that it can be challenging to choose an office space that suits those mounting responsibilities. Luckily, we at The Coalface offer serviced spaces, meeting rooms, and more that will never let you down. To prove the point, we’re going to consider exactly what you should consider when choosing an office space, and how The Coalface can meet those needs.
What should I look for when renting an office?
By renting an office with The Coalface, you can enjoy a more cost-efficient commitment than investing in a full-time premises for your business. Still, this is a big decision to make, and you need to know precisely what you should be looking for before signing on the dotted line. Obviously, priorities here will be different for every business, but some basic pointers that apply across the board include –
Location should be your first rental priority. As you probably already know, an office outside of the action is never going to help your business thrive. That’s why we offer a London-centric postcode that can see your business operating from the heart of the world’s business capital, with a desirable postcode indeed. Our offices are located right outside Finsbury Park station so access is extremely easy.
● All the facilities you need
Facilities should be another pressing priority when you consider the right office for you. A space with everything you need makes for a smoother relocation process, as well as saving you money in the long-run. Luckily, our fully-serviced spaces come complete with pre-fitted offices and a high-speed wi-fi connection that can see you operating from the moment you set foot in your new rental space.
● A reception area
While many businesses do now operate largely online, clients will always make an appearance in your office at some stage. Having a reception area on-site can help you to manage this, as well as impressing from the start. At The Coalface, we offer a guest reception that you won’t need to worry about. Already fully furnished and maintained, this can see your guests receiving VIP treatment before they even come into contact with a member of your team.
● Meeting spaces
Along the same lines, you’ll also want a rental space with ample room for meeting spaces. These will help you seal any deal, and they’re an absolute must-have in a business setting. That’s why we offer fully-equipped meeting spaces here at The Coalface which ensure you can host clients and impress every single time you complete a transaction. We’re so concerned with helping you impress that we even offer meeting room additions such as catering for your clients, to take your every effort to the next level.
Like renting a home, you should never rush into a decision about the right office. Instead, consider exactly what matters to you. No matter your checklist, the chances are that offices from The Coalface will tick every box and bring you some much-needed peace of mind.
What are the types of office layout?
Once you understand the basics of what you’re looking for, it’s time to consider the layouts you can expect to see. At The Coalface, we provide a range of furnished spaces to suit every business need, so it pays to know what you’re after before you arrange a visit.
The primary key layouts used within offices at the moment include basic options such as –
● Co-working spaces – A popular choice here at The Coalface, this layout means several workers from different offices/companies share an open office space. Benefits to this layout include networking, business connections, and the ever-desirable plus point of sociable employee wellbeing.
● Open-plan – This is a popular working model, and is something we widely employ here at The Coalface. As the name suggests, office designs like these are entirely open plan, and can encourage collaboration and creative processes across teams within your workplace.
● Private rooms – Ideal for companies who host many private meetings or deal in confidential information, our private offices offer individual spaces for meetings, solo work, and sensitive work projects without compromise.
Each of these layouts serves very different business needs, and considering your company model is crucial to this decision. Many smaller companies enjoy open-plan and co-working office spaces, while lawyers legally require private rooms for client confidentiality. No matter what, The Coalface is guaranteed to have a space 100% suited to your needs.
Checklist for choosing the right office space for your business
As is often the case with significant business decisions, developing a reliable checklist when choosing your office may be the best plan moving forward. This decision can seem overwhelming when you’re looking at your broader priorities, so breaking them down to size can help you to make choices once and for all. The main decisions you need to settle on to get your office space right every time include –
● Where you want your office to be
● How large a space you need
● What budget you’re working with
● What features are necessary
● Which office layout would best serve your business
● What the business landscape is like in the surrounding area
While this exact checklist may vary depending on your unique company requirements, these general pointers are liable to make some appearance in your every office-based decision. By keeping these in mind as you view rental spaces in The Coalface, you can be sure of making the right decision for your company. Bear in mind that we work for you. If you let us know what you’re after, we can also create a tailored space that suits!
Simply arrange to view our offices online and keep this checklist close to hand throughout so that we can work with you to settle on the ideal business solution!