Are you starting a new company or expanding your team? Are you looking for a furnished office space? We know it can be a daunting task. A lot of people underestimate the importance of selecting the right office while this could well be the difference between success and failure of their company. Some of the best brokers or top commercial property consultants or IPCs like JLL, CBRE, Knight Frank or Cushman & Wakefield can help you find the right office space, but in addition to square feet requirement, you need to be clear about your expectations on multiple dimensions while specifying your requirements.

Dealing with all the hassles of furnishing your own space, multiple vendors, building due diligence and the property selection itself could take away most of your bandwidth and energy. And still, you might end up with an office space that’s below par. So, it’s crucial you leverage the expertise of experienced providers of the plug and play office spaces. You could be looking for a small office (less than 1000 square feet), a medium sized office (1000 to 10,000 square feet) or a large office (more than 10,000 square feet), but regardless of the size, you need to take care of some basic requirements!

Based on our experience, here’s a quick checklist for evaluating a furnished, plug and play office space in Bengaluru:

1. Location and accessibility:

Your office isn’t just a confined space, it’s a part of an ecosystem that your employees will leverage on a daily basis. Ensure that your office is located is easily accessible through public transport (BMTC bus stops, Bangalore Metro etc.), nearby businesses include eateries, cafes and other hangout areas.

For instance, BHIVE’s Residency Road office space in Central Bangalore is next to MG Road Metro, the commercial areas like Brigade Road, MG Road, hotels like Ritz Carlton, and has a microbrewery, Bangalore Brew Works on its upper floor. The office space is easily accessible from most parts of Bangalore and the Tendersure roads around it ensure that you can go for a relaxed walk whenever you want

2. Availability of parking space:

As an environment-friendly company, you should encourage your employees to use public transport as much as possible. However, you still want to ensure that there’s ample parking space available for you, your employees and guests whenever they require it. You wouldn’t want your employees or guests to waste their valuable time searching for parking every day!

3. Ventilation and Sunlight:

These are the two most overlooked areas when it comes to selecting an office space. But, this could have a significant impact on the physical and mental well-being of your employees. Lack of ventilation and sunlight could make the office space dull and gloomy, which will also impact the productivity of your employees.

At BHIVE Workspace, Residency Road, we’ve ensured that there’s enough ventilation and in addition to centralized ACs, we’ve spaces that allow you to breathe natural air. Also, the office provides a 360-degree view of the skyline of Bangalore city, which is quite relaxing for your eyes.

Bangalore Skyline view from BHIVE Workspace, Residency Road

Bangalore Skyline view from BHIVE Workspace, Residency Road

4. Common areas:

Your employees will need space to mingle with each other, to get away from their laptops and desks, and to re-energize. Ensure that the office space you choose isn’t just a matrix of desks and chairs, but has common breakout areas.

Common area at BHIVE Workspace

Common area at BHIVE Workspace

5. Safety and security:

It is crucial that the building you choose keeps your employees safe. The building should be easily accessible to the fire department in case of any emergency, and there should be multiple emergency exits. The presence of CCTV cameras in and around the building is a big plus, to ensure your employees can stay back late, if required and not worry about their belongings.

At BHIVE Workspace, we’ve ensured that our office spaces are easily accessible and have multiple fire exits. In addition, we have smart CCTV cameras installed all around.

6. Disabled friendly spaces:

A lot of times, we overlook the special needs of some of our employees and visitors. You should ensure that the office space is accessible to people with special needs.

All our BHIVE Workspaces are disabled friendly.

We hope you found this useful and wish you all the best in your search for a perfect office space. If you are looking for office spaces in CBD area, we’d be happy to help you. At BHIVE Workspace, Residency Road, we provide furnished offices of all sizes, ranging from 1000 square feet up to 28,000 square feet. Do give us a call today. You can reach us at +91-80888 22364 or you can just walk-in. Directions to BHIVE Workspace, Residency Road: https://goo.gl/maps/m1tRjofRrdt

BHIVE's Furnished Office Space Reception and Guest Waiting Area

BHIVE Workspace Reception and Guest Waiting Area