There are many things you need to think about when it comes to relocating your premises. It can be difficult to tick everything off the list, but there are some things that will come higher up on your priority list than others. In this article, we’ll be discussing five things you should think about before making that commitment to another location.
1. The physical location
This might seem like an obvious thing to consider when relocating, but it could actually have more weighting than you might have otherwise thought. The actual place you relocate to can dictate a wide range of different things, from the supply chain participants and customer vicinity to environmental factors and additional associated costs, it’s important that you think more deeply into the actual place you want to relocate to.
Can you afford the rent if you move further down south, for example? Is the terrain and surrounding area suitable for running your operations smoothly (there might be a working farm or a family park nearby, for example)? Think carefully about where you’re relocating to before committing to moving your premises.
2. How easily accessible it is
Whether you’re a B2B company or a B2C business, accessibility is paramount when it comes to relocating your premises. It’s important that your customers can find you easily but it’s also just as imperative for HGVs and other heavy vehicles to be able to enter your site in the first place.
How big are the gateways onto your land? Could a lorry gain access to your property? Is there a phone signal nearby to enable people to be able to find your premises using GPS? It’s no good relocating to a great area if no one can find you or if your suppliers can’t physically get from door-to-door.
3. The competition in the area
Do your research and find out what else is going on in the area. What other businesses are there nearby who might have a warehouse or a premises nearby? Do they trade in the same business or industry as you? How far away are their premises?
There’s no point setting up shop, so to speak, around the corner from someone who has already established themselves in the same business in the same area. You could end up struggling to get custom, essentially. With this in mind, make sure you know what’s going on in the area you’re looking to relocate to.
4. The size, layout & capacity of the new site
Is the new premises the right size for your operations? Will it be able to accommodate all of your machinery and/or stock? Is there enough space for workers to gather at lunch and break times? This is something that you will need to think about when relocating your business premises. You should also look around at the terrain that surrounds your new premises.
Would it be easy for machinery to navigate over, such as a forklift? Layout is also something that’s important when considering a new site for your business. Are loading bays close to packing and shipping areas, for example? Walk around the proposed premises and think about whether or not it will work for you, your operations and your employees.
5. Any extra expenses that might be incurred
We’ve already touched on this, briefly, but checking that you can afford increases in rent or leases is something that’s important. It might also be that you have council fees and bills to pay. In what way are they different to what you pay now? Is it more expensive or about the same? You need to make sure you can afford to relocate and stay there for an indefinite amount of time.
Emcon Services are pleased to have a specialist, professional team who are dedicated to the installation, relocation, refurbishment, maintenance and the loading and unloading of even the heaviest of machines. No matter where you’re wishing to move to in the country, you’ll always be able to rely on our expert team to help you relocate with complete ease. You can rest assured that we’ll handle your equipment, regardless of weight, with the utmost care and attention. We take pride in protecting your machinery from damage as well as making it safe for everyone to be in the vicinity of. For more information about our heavy machinery relocation services, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable, friendly team today – we’re proud to operate throughout the country.