office design

Managing a successful office relocation

21st October 2019

In today’s busy commercial market, fewer directors and managers have the availability or experience to dedicate the time required in managing a successful office relocation project.

Appointing an independent project representative such as Rapport at the earliest stage to your proposed relocation date or office fit-out can help your business save time and money.

Below are our top 3 considerations for a successful office relocation or a design and fit-out project.

1. Early preparation and planning can save you money

Detailed space analysis and study of your current operation will identify your functional needs, and determine new ways of working, to maximise the use of your new workspace.

2. Understanding and identifying your future business needs

In the early search stages of your project, the space study must be carried out efficiently. The study helps to determine the size and type of space your business will require now and in the future. It can also reduce the time taken to identify a shortlist of properties to save money in the long-term.

3. Ensure you have realistic project timelines

Fit-out programmes vary according to the type of fit-out required and the current state of the new property being considered. For example, whether the property has a CAT A landlord fit-out or not. The ratio of open to enclosed planned environments and technical requirements will all also influence cost and programme.

Project Programmes stated below are, for example, purposes only, and dependent on your future planned environment:

5000 Sqft to 10,000 Sqft

  • Design: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Approvals: 4 to 6 weeks – Legal & Landlord
  • Construction: 6 to 10 weeks (depending on finish)
  • Relocation: 2 to 3 days

10,000 Sqft to 20,000 Sqft

  • Design: 8 to 9 weeks
  • Approval: 4 to 6 weeks – Legal & Landlord
  • Construction: 11 to 13 weeks (depending on finish)
  • Relocation: 2 to 3 days

20,000 Sqft to 30,000 Sqft

  • Design: 10 to 12 weeks
  • Approval: 4 to 6 weeks – Legal & Landlord
  • Construction: 13 to 16 weeks (depending on finish)
  • Relocation: 4 to 5 days

30,000 Sqft to 50,000 Sqft

  • Design: 14 to 16 weeks
  • Approval: 4 to 6 weeks – Legal & Landlord
  • Construction: 16 to 20 weeks (depending on finish)
  • Relocation: 5 – 10 days

You can speak with Rapport on; 01252 712590 or email us for advice on your office move, office design or fit-out at;

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