There are of course strong arguments in favour of staying put and refurbishing existing office space – for example, avoiding the instability and inconvenience that may accompany a change in location. But overall, the benefits of an office move are compelling: improved employee morale, recruitment and retention; reduced staff turnover; a lower carbon footprint; increased exposure to customers; and enhanced motivation and productivity – all of which will eclipse any stresses and complications along the way.
But whichever path you choose, the key thing is to consult your employees. As Martin Reeves suggests, major workplace change should be “something that happens with your employees, not to them”. The workspace user experience is paramount, and it should be this that shapes your final decision.
Remember, there is no right or wrong answer – only the option you feel is best for your business and your people.