Optimising existing commercial space rather than facing the financial burden of relocating is becoming an increasingly popular option, according to Chess Storage and Interiors (CSI).
CSI covers Scotland and the north of England thanks to member companies Modul8 in Aberdeen, ESE (Scotland) Limited in Livingston, Strathtay in Dundee and Newgate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
According to recent reports from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), national investment in commercial property is in decline and, although some sectors may be bucking that trend, many businesses are tightening their belts and exercising caution during harsher economic times.
Where leasing or purchasing new premises is not viable, refurbishing existing commercial or industrial premises can free up valuable floor and storage space to support sustainable business growth through maximum use of the available area.
The installation of mezzanine floors is one quick, cost-effective way of creating extra working space – the popularity of this option is undoubtedly boosted due to minimal disruption to surrounding areas.