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Office Move Timeline

Office Move Timeline

Once the decision has been made that your company will be moving office, the planning of your office move then needs to kick in. Understanding the relocation timescales within which your office move needs to happen is a critical ingredient for a successful office move.

The key to producing your Office Move Timeline is to establish the major dates that will drive your office move. Make sure you know them and stay on top of them.

The 3 top level dates that will determine your Office Move Timeline are:

1. End date of current lease
2. Date by which termination needs to be given
3. Target date to be in new office

Action: Before you can start work on planning your office move you need to establish whether your company's office move will be governed by a certain date by which you need to have left your current office (you're looking for the date of your lease end or lease break). Once this date is established it becomes the fixed date by which all other moving office actions need to be based on.

Creating your Office Move Timeline

The best way to ensure that your office move stays on schedule is to utilize the free Moving Office Timetable. This interactive office move timeline will identify all of the major actions required for an office move and will tell you when to do them.

All you need to do is enter the date by which you need to have left your current office, press RETURN and then all your office relocation action items are automatically reverse-calculated in date order. It's that simple. The office move timeline lists out all of your major must-do items - together with details of which office relocation service providers you need to work with - and at what stage of the move you need to engage with them. It's a huge time saver!

Time needed to Move Office?
The exact timelines will always differ according to your company's specific situation but the following timescales can be used as a general guide for the time required to plan and execute an office move:

  • Smaller Office Moves (up to 5,000 sq ft) 4 to 8 months
  • Medium Office Moves (5,000 to 10,000 sq ft) 9 to 12 months
  • Larger Office Moves (more than 10,000 sq ft) 12 to 18 months

Planning an Office Move? It's never too early to start planning your office move. There's a lot to do and you should start the moving office process as early as possible to give yourself the best possible chance of a successful outcome. Time spent on planning is seldom wasted.

Give yourself enough time & opportunity to make informed decisions throughout every stage of your office move. Time allows you to look at more alternatives - alternatives increases the amount of leverage and competition - and this will deliver cost savings for every aspect of your office move.

With time on your side you will stand the best chance of making the right decisions, being on-schedule and on-budget.

Get the free Moving Office Timeline to plot the timeline for your move.


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