Offices are hot property at the moment, making them an ideal option from an investment point of view.
In one of our recent posts we took a look at some key considerations to think about when opening up an office. If this left you feeling hungry for more, then you're in luck, as here in the concluding part in this series we're going to be bringing you some more top tips to bear in mind when choosing an office space.
What Else is in the Area?
When looking at a property it's worth investigating exactly what is in the surrounding area. Asides from checking out the local amenities, it can also be worthwhile researching what other businesses are already in the area. This will give you a better feel for the location, its target demographic and the kind of business that are able to thrive in it.
Whether you're looking to set up an office of your own, or are considering investing for the purpose of leasing to another business, it's important to consider the appearance of a building. First impression really do count, so make sure to think about what kind of message the outside of a property is signalling to potential clients.
Obviously a little sprucing up can go a long way towards increasing the aesthetic appeal of a building, but that said, there are something things even a fresh lick of paint can't fix!
Look into the Layout
The layout of an office can be critical, after all, this can have a significant impact on worker productivity. But despite its importance, this is something that is often overlooked.
Awkward layouts can really restrict what you are able to do with the available space. With this in mind, it's best to look out for properties that feature a more flexible layout, such as a more open plant format. Ultimately this could help you to avoid having to pay our for costly refurbishments further down the line and will allow you to make optimal use of the space.
These are just a few ideas to keep in mind if you're thinking of purchasing an office space. As leading commercial property agents, here at Prideview Properties we're experts when it comes to investment property in London. As such we can advise you on a wide range of commercial property matters and can help take the stress out of finding your perfect property.
If you would like to know more about our services, then simply contact one of our expert advisors today, by giving us a call on 0208 863 8680 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.