Finding The Perfect Office Size For Your Business

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Keeping employees motivated, productive and happy in their working environment is essential for any business. That’s why choosing a suitable office space for your company is crucial.

You should consider how remote and hybrid working arrangements impact traditional office use, if applicable to your line of work. 

So whether you’re thinking of upscaling, downsizing or purchasing your first office – here are a few things to consider. 

What is the perfect size for an office?

There needs to be a balance when finding the perfect-sized office. 

Underestimate the size of your office, and you could soon outgrow the space. Yet, equally, you don’t want to overestimate and pay high overhead costs for unused space.

Naturally, office size requirements vary from company to company, so let’s look at your circumstances. 

How many people do you employ?

Start by breaking down the number of people on your team and gauge the space needed for each employee to work comfortably. 

You’ll likely want a meeting space or break-out area to take calls or meet clients. Plus facilities such as kitchen space, toilets and enough room for equipment such as printers and scanners. 

Most modern offices also offer space to move around and work in different locations away from a standard desk, as a change of scenery generally boosts productivity. 

If you plan to expand your business, map out the space you need to facilitate your current team first, then estimate how much additional space is possible within your budget. 

How does the business operate?

Do you require a fully-staffed office? Or do you allow flexible working?

An office that requires a physical presence would benefit from a larger, more spacious office with facilities that assist employees throughout the day. 

There is also more emphasis on the location of the office. Consider the commute employees will have to take and if the office space has the facilities for car parking or public transportation.

For remote or hybrid working, we recommend leaning towards a small office. By renting a small office, you can put your business on the map and maintain a professional base without huge costs. 

There is a significant surge in the popularity of efficient, small-space offices, and they have a lot of potential for the future of the workplace.

Small offices to rent near me.

Many small office spaces are available nationwide, but only some offer a flexible, low-cost solution like our business pods.

These secure, insulated, efficient storage containers have everything you need to run a business, including electricity, heating, and Wi-Fi. All that’s left to do is to move in and make it your own.

The dimensions of the business pods are as follows:

  • In feet: 19’ 4” long x 7’ 9” wide x 7’ 10” high
  • In meters: 5.9m long x 2.4m wide x 2.4m high
  • Usable Capacity: 32.6m3

You can even attach an additional ten or 20-ft storage unit to the pods to extend the space or act as an additional storeroom for products or documents. Read up on What You Can Store for further inspiration.

Rent a business pod on our Nottingham site, or make a purchase and have it delivered to your location of choice. 

To reserve your business pod or storage container, book online. Our price match guarantee means you won’t find a lower quote elsewhere.


Please browse our website to learn about the services Container Self Store can provide your business, from offices to storage space for your items while transitioning to a new location. Don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information or specific queries. Our team are happy to help.

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