If you are a business within Birkenhead, Wirral looking to rent office space for the first time or looking to move to newer / more modern offices then this is a really exciting time.
You need to ensure that the new office you choose is one that will suit the needs of both your business and your team, it should also be geared up to support your business growth and help you thrive.
Below are what Phil Chadwick (owner of Commerce house Wirral), considers to be the most important factors when looking to rent office space near to Birkenhead, Wirral.
Do you really need an office?
You need to be clear in your mind that you really need an office for your Wirral based business, this is normally a pretty clear cut decision.
If you are just looking for an address to register your business to then often a mailbox or a virtual office will be sufficient.
If you are looking for a professional location within a vibrant business environment then renting office space is the solution for you.
Many businesses whom approach us are often looking to make a more defined split between home and work.
Running a business from your dining room table is often okay for a period of time but long term this can affect both your work out-put and your family time.
We also have lots of people who work for multi-national companies, some as regional managers or area reps who just need a base to work from.
Accessibility for you and others
You need to keep yourself, your staff and your clients in mind when looking at office accessibility.
It is important that you have easy access from motorway’s, trains and tunnels.
Commerce House is really well situated in Birkenhead, Wirral, we are only two minutes from the Liverpool tunnel, 5 minute walk from Rock Ferry or Birkenhead train stations and directly accessible from The M53 via Bromborough.
If you compare this to other Wirral office space rental locations like Liscard, Hoylake and Heswall then we are much more accessible for all forms of transport.
Your team and clients will appreciate you being near local amenities including restaurants, coffee shops and daily places people may like to visit like banks and shops.
Our Wirral office spaces are greatly located between Rock Retail Park, Bromborough Retail Park and Birkenhead Shopping Precinct – we also have several gyms and outdoor activity locations nearby.
Have a budget in mind
A new office is going to be a new monthly commitment for your business, ensure it is one that you can comfortably afford and do not overstretch yourself.
At Commerce House we offer different size offices to suit different budgets starting from £45 per week.
Many clients start small then work up through our larger officers as and when the needs arise.
Are there any extra charges included?
There are often extra expenses when looking to rent office space in Wirral. The actual rent is often just part of the expense, if you are not careful these extra expenses can really add up.
At Commerce House we do not believe that this model is good for new businesses nor expanding businesses.
All of our office space rentals have the below included free of charge
- Super fast Internet broadband
- Telephone handsets
- Telephone calls
- Staffed Reception
- Telephone Answering
There is really no other business centre in Wirral that compares to us in value.
Make sure the lease is clear
This is a key point for Phil Chadwick (MD of Commerce House Wirral) and it comes from far too often speaking to businesses that have approached us to move to our business centre, only to later find out that there are some hidden terms in their existing lease to prevent or delay the move.
It is important that you clearly understand all of the provisions in the lease you are signing.
Responsibility for repairs
As with renting any kind of property there is often the requirement for repairs that present themselves. Make sure it is clear who is responsible for these repairs and that there is an agreement in place to make sure they are dealt with within a timely manner.
Is the building secure?
The premises you are looking at should be secure, after all you will be leaving lots of your business and personal possessions in here over a period of time.
Commerce House has a staffed reception between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM and also operates 24 hour CCTV monitoring along with external and internal security measures.
Places to meet
Apart from your office space, desks and telephones etc. you need to consider space for meetings or team training for staff.
At Commerce House Wirral we have separate meeting room facilities to cater for meetings from 2 people up to 35 people, all meeting rooms are fully equipped with the latest audio visual equipment and we can provide catering as required.
Parking and bike storage
Having to park on a side road or in parking bays with hourly limits can prove to be a hassle for you, your team and your clients, often leading to lateness and most annoyingly parking tickets.
Ensure your chosen office space provides dedicated on-site parking.
This is exactly what we have on offer at Commerce house Wirral , we also have secure bike racks with locking available.
If you are looking for office space to rent in Wirral give us a call today on 0151 641 6555.
Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 2:28 pm in Latest News.