How Much Office Space Do I Need?

When looking for the perfect office space, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration, especially deciding on how much office space you require. Most of the time, people think that this is easy to answer, however, the solution is not as straightforward as you might expect. You have to consider the number of employees, the equipment that you need and many more.

1. How many employees do you currently have?

Modern offices are generally more spacious than traditional ones as they have a large number of common areas. On average, each employee should have at least 50 sq ft per desk. Simply multiply the number of employees by 50 sq ft to know the ideal desk space that you should have in your office.

2. How much equipment do you have to accommodate?

If you have bulky equipment like printers, scanners or photocopiers, make sure you take them into consideration. Remember to choose an office space that has enough space for the necessary office supplies and equipment.

3. What style of office would work best for your organisation?

Your company’s structure affects the style of office that could work best for you. If you have the traditional hierarchical structure it would be best to get an office that has separate spaces for managers and directors of the company. On the other hand, if your company encourages teams to work together, it is best that you get an open plan office to maximise the space.

4. What is included in the office space?

It is also important to take into consideration the facilities that are included in the office space. Does it need to have a meeting room, a lounge and kitchen? If you feel these are necessary for you and your employees, get an office space that offers these extras.

Consider these factors to recognise how much space you need before purchasing. Our fully serviced offices at Kentspace are offered with affordable, flexible terms and are ideal for both start-ups and growing companies, as well as larger companies looking for an accessible satellite location. Check out our website for more information or contact our Chatham team on 01634 673 307 or our Ashford team on 01233 22 22 33.