Office Space, London: a FIVE Part Series


When we take on a new client, we often find that they are ill-prepared to begin their search for new London office space. Typically, they haven’t addressed some fundamental questions, and have put off key decisions until their search is well under way. It is essential that prospective tenants make some key choices, before they start looking for new London office space, otherwise the search quickly becomes nigh-on impossible, and grinds to halt. Very unsatisfactory all round.

With that in mind, I have decided to write a series of blog posts, each part identifying and addressing one of these fundamental questions. In fact, once it’s finished, I shall make it recommended reading for any of our new clients, before we start their searching the length and breadth London for office space! It will save us all a lot of heart ache!

The obvious comparison to moving offices is moving house, a far more familiar experience for most of us. When you decide to move house, the first two questions you ask yourself are “Where do I want to be?” and “How much can I afford to spend?” The same questions are just as valid when moving to new business premises.

TIP: When looking for new office space in London, it all boils down to location and budget.

Part One and Two will address these two questions:

Once I’ve dealt with those, I’ll drill down into the nitty-gritty.

What type of offices do you require, and how much space do you need? How much flexibility or control do you need? What will your business look like in five years time? Will your London office space be appropriate?

Lastly I’ll talk about time-scales. When do you need to move into your new premises. How long is the process likely to take – from beginning your first search, to signing the lease and moving into your new offices:

Part One of this article can be read here: Part One: Whereabouts in London do your new offices need to be?

5 Questions you should ask, before you look for Office Space in London – Introduction

About Ian Kitchener

Ian Kitchener

Ian has advised Central London office occupiers for over 20 years. He loves fighting their corner and making sure they get what they need - a great office on the best commercial terms available.

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