18 Jan Top 3 things you must think about when choosing your office space in 2017
The choice of your office space impacts your business in so many ways. Businesses are finding that people are now not only choosing the company they want to work for based on a job role, but on the physical work place itself and the “perks” of the job.
Because of this, it’s so important your office space and its surrounding are inspiring and offer so much more than just a desk, computer and free coffee!
So with this in mind, we’ve put together a summary of 3 things your workplace much feature in 2017…
Space for flexible working
Employees value flexible working; the option to work from home, the option to conduct team meetings in nearby coffee shops, the choice of various spaces to work from, aside from their desk, to complete their work.
Having a range of local facilities such as restaurants and cafes near your work place is so important. Long gone are the days of sitting at a desk 9 – 5pm, employees not only want flexibility, they expect it.
We have a range of local coffee shops including large chains such as Costa and independents such as The Lamp Room (which has a beautiful sea view) we also know many of our tenants enjoy team meetings at Seaham Hall Hotel (5 star resort with bar, café and restaurant) just 5 minutes around the corner.
The office space itself, both commercial and serviced, have fantastic break out spaces and areas for employees to enjoy and get creative in too.
Work life balance
We hear about employee work life balance all the time and it really is so important; it mustn’t be overlooked when choosing your office space.
Your future employees will be not only checking out the office space itself, but its surroundings too so be sure to choose somewhere which has a range of amenities and entertainment facilities for your team to enjoy on their breaks and after work.
Here at Spectrum we’re lucky to be a 5 minute drive from Dalton Park where we have access to a 6 screen VUE cinema, restaurants (such as Pizza Express and Frankie and Bennys) and a fantastic shopping center.
People are now also looking to incorporate their fitness regime into their working schedule too. So be sure to check out whether your employees will have access to facilities such as showers and changing rooms as well as local gyms.
We’ve a shower room in each building as well as beautiful sea view route for runners which we know many of our current tenants take advantage of as well as local gyms.
Local business networking events
A big part of building any business, large or small, is through building positive connections with other businesses. When looking for your new office space in 2017, be sure to check out what local business events are happening in the area.
We have a local networking group called ‘Seaham Business’ which runs regular networking, support and seminar events at various locations in and around Spectrum Business Park. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and secure new business contacts and opportunities.
As well as these fantastic events, Spectrum Business Park is an all round thriving business community to join, with new tenants arriving all the time.
So, if it’s part of your business strategy in 2017 to find new office space, just remember these top 3 things when making your decision.
We’d love to show you around Spectrum Business Park, our office space and our amenities.