The floor plan
Inside the building, it’s important to consider floor plan configurations and sizes.
Large organisations can lose the sense of connectivity among staff if the workforce is spread over too many floors. Therefore, larger whole floor options – 1,500 to 2,000 square metres, say – would be preferable to multiple 600 square metre floors, which might be fine for a company of just 20 people or so.
Efficiency in floor plans, too, can mean the difference between a high-functioning office space and a space that is dotted with inconvenient columns and doors. Access to natural light within the office space is also often overlooked, even though the more of it there is, the happier and more productive a workforce tends to be.
Does it suit your brand?
Something many companies are guilty of forgetting is to assess how a building complements their reputation and aesthetic. Is the facility itself impressive-looking? Is that a good thing, or not?
If you’re providing a low-cost service, residing in the swankiest building in the area might not be the best look, but a high-end accounting offering doesn’t really suit the ground floor of a B-grade building.
And, a few final thoughts about your fellow tenants. Do the other tenants complement your brand, or could they impact your business’s reputation? Your neighbours affect you, and they also reflect on you. While it might not always be true that you’re only as good as the neighbours you have, it’s a thought worth bearing in mind!