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Designing Your New Business Premises

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When it comes to designing the premises for your new business, you want to make sure you get it right the first time.

This is especially true if you’re redesigning or restructuring a space to fit your needs. Taking the time to properly research what you need, brush up on any laws and regulations and keeping to a realistic timescale will help you achieve your ideal space to run your business from.

Whether you are moving to new premises or starting new as a startup. you want to make sure everything is exactly as you need it without having to rethink plans or change direction after starting renovation or remodelling work.
Budget.
Set a budget and stick to it. The last thing you want is to go into the red before you have even started taking on clients or open for business. Shop around for quotes leaving plenty of time to complete the work that needs doing without cutting corners.
Soundproofing.
Will your business create a lot of noise? Soundproofing can help you improve air quality, noise levels and give you better acoustics. Click this link to see how you can add to the decor of your business by adding acoustic tiles to your building or new working space.

Your neighbours and even staff members will thank you for providing them with a space that is functional and stylish whilst working to protect them and others from unwanted sounds, or being able to make the most out of the sounds they can make in their workspace, especially if you are designing a music studio!
Layout
Work through a layout that will help you maximise the space whilst also being functional for what you need it for. Office spaces can work well as open plan areas but doctors offices will need private areas to protect patients privacy and confidentiality.

If you are renting your premises, you may find you can’t make any permanent structural changes and you may need to look at temporary options to create divided spaces to fit your needs.
Accessibility
Customers will want to visit your premises and know they are easily accessible. When moving business premises or looking for the perfect space to set up a business, accessibility should be at the top of your agenda.

Considering a property with good connectivity, you will need to consider everything from nearby public transit and road connexions to car parking and vehicle distribution access especially if you are opening a retail unit.
Security
Whatever the business style, valuable assets such as stock and equipment can mean that criminals can target your premises. Protecting your stock, equipment and staff should be a high priority. Safety features can depend on whether you buy the premises outright or you choose to rent.

When looking at premises, find out what kind of security is in place before the contract is signed, since the tenancy agreement may limit what kind of equipment can be installed later. If you have high-value machinery or equipment, it may be worth hiring a security consultation to help you identify weak areas or even things you may not have considered.

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