Choosing the Best Office Location for Your Perth Business
Location, location, location: it doesn’t just apply to residential property. Choosing the right office location for your Perth business can make all the difference to its day to day runnings, and how it’s perceived by customers and employees. Not all businesses are suited to an office in the CBD and, similarly, not all businesses will find they work in a more industrial area of Perth.
To help you make the best choice for your business, we’ve outlined five things to keep in mind when searching for a new office location in Perth.
One of the biggest constraints when choosing a new office location in Perth is budget. Knowing how much your business can afford to spend on a premise each month will help you to determine what areas you should be searching in, how much space you can work with, and what amenities are most important to your business and its stakeholders. Generally speaking, offices in the CBD will cost more than those in outer suburbs, and an office sporting state-of-the-art amenities will sit higher on the price scale than an empty warehouse.
|Indicative price range
|AUD 600 – 1000
|West Perth / Subiaco / Osborne Park
|AUD 500 – 900
|South Perth / Fremantle
|AUD 500 – 900
Source: minimum to maximum average cost for serviced offices, per person per month compiled by instantoffices.com
Another important factor to consider in your search for an office in Perth is size. Can your business work from a small office, or do you need several floors and rooms to accommodate your processes? Analysing your business and what kind of space is needed for its operations is imperative to making the right decision on office size.
Tip: to ensure longevity in your new space, be sure to factor in any growth you see happening in your business within the next few years and select an office space to reflect that.
Is your business something that will work well in a collaborative co-working space? Or are private offices key to your day to day operations? The way a space is set up is a very important consideration for businesses, and something that shouldn’t be dismissed when looking for a new office. Don’t discount the external environment of an office either, as what’s nearby to the office (i.e. parks or a view of the river) can have a huge impact on how your office feels.
Actual office space is just one small part of the equation when looking for a new home for your business. There’s a lot to be thought about outside the office too. What infrastructure is important to your business? Offices in the CBD are attractive as there’s a high concentration of surrounding businesses and they’re close to plenty of public transport. A little further out of the CBD and things like parking spaces become hot property; especially when, in the 2016 census, it was reported that 36.1% of people in the City of Perth drove to work in a private car.
5- Suburb Profiles
Understanding suburb profiles around Perth will help inform your decision on what location is best for your business. Every area will have it’s pros and cons. Suburbs like Osborne Park have a great mix of residential and commercial properties – many of them being larger warehouse type spaces – whereas West Perth attracts many mining, law, consulting, and medical businesses. Broadly speaking, the most popular areas to rent office space in Perth are the Perth CBD, West Perth, Subiaco, South Perth, and Osborne Park.
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