Finding the right commercial business space

So it’s time for you to start looking for a space for your business. Often office space provides the extras that you need and is usually located in business hubs, making it easier for companies to benefit from. Warehousing space can be somewhat more challenging as there are so many factors that need to be considered and taken into account.  Whether you currently occupy a warehouse space or you need to expand, looking for warehouse to rent or buy requires various considerations beforehand.

Whilst price is a vitally important aspect, the most critical elements to consider are the actual characteristics of the property. Despite what it is that your business does, the space that you plan on occupying needs to tick various boxes. Some of these might include:

  • Layout
  • Flow
  • Size
  • Capacity
  • Truck access
  • Trailer storage
  • Turning lanes
  • Highway and main road access
  • Location and surrounding areas

Getting expert advice is strongly recommended especially to those who have not rented or purchased warehousing space before.  It is easy to find a warehouse, but to find one that offers just what you need is a mountainous task.

What should I be asking myself?

Although there are various factors to consider when looking at warehousing space, the most important questions that you should have in mind before approaching an expert include the following:

  • Where do we need the space to be and why?
  • How much space do we need in total?
  • How much traffic/ deliveries will we be receiving weekly/ monthly/ annually?

Should I be looking at energy efficient warehousing?

Energy efficiency has certainly taken centre stage within the business arena. This world- wide interest has become more of a social responsibility than a “trendy” appeal. Energy efficient warehousing is especially important due to the amount of electricity that is consumed on a daily basis. Depending on what it is that your business does, conserving electricity should be a priority.

  • Freezers/ Fridges
  • Conveyor belts
  • Docking bays
  • Loading stations
  • Warehousing lighting

Energy efficient measures allow businesses to cut back on electricity consumption and reduce overall carbon footprint: an extremely important factor within the commercial and industrial industries.

If you have outgrown your current warehousing space or you are looking for new, modern or advanced warehousing space, make sure that you consult with an expert first.

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