Average Cost of Moving Offices in London

Average Cost of Moving Offices in London

Putting an “average” price on moving offices is a very simplistic, and not especially informative, way of looking at a move. If you have a small office space with just four computers, then your costs could be thousands of pounds lower than if you were moving from a large, multi-department office space. Put simply, there is such enormous scope for how much an office relocation can cost.

The size of your business can affect cost, as can the state of your new space. For example, does it support your desired office layout, as well as internet and cable installations? If it doesn’t, this could be a significant additional cost. Another factor that will affect the cost is how much of the move is being outsourced. Are staff members contributing to the move, or is it wholly being managed by a commercial relocation company? And then there’s the matter of equipment. Will you need to purchase new hardware and devices for your new location. And lastly, if you’re involving staff in the moving process, their pay will also contribute to the overall cost of the move.

All of these factors will affect the overall cost of the removal, and they are too subjective to put a single number of them. But there are some aspects of the cost of moving your office which can be estimated a little more easily.


This essentially involves the cost of restoring your office space to the exact condition it was in when you first moved in. This could cost between £5 and £20 per square foot.

Refurbishment or fit out costs

If anything needs to be done to the new office space to make it appropriate to your needs, these are considered refurbishment or fit out costs. This can be between £15 and £65 per square foot.

Premises survey

This can cost between £750 to £5,000, dependent on the size and condition of the surveyed premises.

Schedule of conditions

A schedule of conditions can cost between £1,000 to £2,000. This is essentially a document outlining the condition of your new office, if appropriate, which is then agreed by both the landlord and you.

Solicitor’s costs

These can be between £2,000 to £8,000, depending on the size of the office and the lease term structure. Tenants and landlords cover their own legal fees, but it is between them who pays for the landlord’s legal costs.

Of course, it is still possible that these costs will vary, fluctuating up and down according to the size of your business, your relocation needs and your location. In London, relocation tends to be more expensive than in other areas of the UK, so this should be taken into account when calculating relocation costs. For a more accurate idea of how much your removal will cost, contact removal companies directly. M25 Movers is a reputable moving company with years of experience in office relocation. For more information on how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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