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How Much Office Space Do I Need?

18 Apr 2022 –– Tips & Advice

If you're looking for your first office or your team has recently expanded, and it's time to upsize, you might be questioning how much office space you need.

There are many factors to consider to ensure you have ample space for your team, equipment, and extra space for meetings and breaks. 

Current team size

The most important factor is taking into account your current employee headcount. Does your business model require everyone to be in the office every day, or do you offer hybrid working? Depending on how many people will be in the office all at once will make a difference to what size you need; the fewer individuals in every day means you can opt for a smaller space. A generous allocation tends to be 100 sq ft per person, including allocated desk space. Our office suites range from 250 sq ft, ideal for 1 to 4 people with ample room up to 3000 sq ft for 15 plus employees.

Room for equipment, amenities and social space

Factor in how much office equipment you need to make room for, including desks, printers, chairs and any other tech or furniture you need. Do you want to have small seated areas for employees to get some quiet time? Or does your team prefer one sizeable communal space? Consider if you need an entire meeting or board room as a private meeting area can provide a more professional appearance to clients and customers. If you opt for Business First offices, our centres have free access to meeting and board rooms without worrying if you can make space for it in your office area.

Optimal layout

Think about the ideal layout you would like your office to have. Do you have lots of teams that need to collaborate and share space? Or is it necessary to have more solo workstations? An open-plan area can give you more room to manoeuvre if you need to change your layout or constantly acquire new employees, but some small businesses and start-ups benefit more from private offices and smaller spaces.

Future growth and expansion

If your business is set to expand rapidly, it's a good idea to keep this in mind when choosing office space as you want to make sure your office can grow with you. Having ample space allows your company to thrive and invites expansion opportunities. Our flexible leases will enable you to upgrade your area when you need to expand your office size.

Business First office suites eliminate concerns about many of the above by providing meeting rooms, shared social and breakout areas, café and kitchenette facilities, and high-speed internet infrastructure on site as standard. Get an instant, online price for office space and find the right size for your business.