Office space in the new COVID-19 world

Posted by King's Transfer Moving & Storage

As we slowly transition to the new normal of daily operations – office managers are facing the daunting task of reorganizing entire floor spaces. For the next 6 to 12 months companies across Canada will be taking a hard look at how they operate both remotely & utilizing office floor space.

Vacant office spaceCostly square foot rental rates will be scrutinized. Budgets will be more constrained than in previous decades. The expensive downtown office locales will see vacancies increase as people migrate to working remotely, and moving to more cost effective locations for their IT and required in-office staff.

Seeing major corporations transitioning more than 50% to 70% of their staff to working remotely on a permanent basis will suddenly become desirable as they see the cost savings.  Offering internet & equipment subsidies to employees versus renting multiple floors at Place Ville Marie or 1001 de la Gauchetiere become favorable fiscal realizations.

Open workspace concepts will become undesired due to risks. The days of the 6 foot cubicle of solitude with window inserts will reign once more as people seek whatever isolation that can be offered in office spaces if they are required to work in them. Anyone maintaining the open workspace concept will now require significantly more square footage of costly space per employee.  Employee space allocations of 36 sq ft will easily balloon up to 144 sq ft to maintain 6 ft social distancing, plus then factor in foot traffic spacing as well…

Transitioning to new shared business locations on a “as needed” basis.  Daily co-work project spaces rentals, hourly boardroom rentals, and IT transitioning to cloud server deployments will become greater in demand as companies shed their costly office space overheads.

Re-aligning new business operation concepts will become an absolute necessity for any company to survive in the new economy & limited social interactions over the next few years of recovery.

This is where King’s Transfer Van Lines can assist you in your transition!

We are specialists in office relocation for nearly a century.  We were moving office systems into each office tower in Montreal as they were built!

Fully equipped moving crews & installation technicians to assist you in modifying your office space layouts.

Secure & containerized storage space for your surplus office systems as you plan how you intend to operate for the next few years.

Air ride equipped trucks to transport your equipment & furniture safely to their new locations whether it is across the city, or across the country.

We are the King of the Movers since 1922, and are here to help Montreal & Toronto as we all move into this new phase of economic recovery – give us a call at 800-267-2957!