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What features should you consider when choosing commercial property?

Sandyford properties What features should you consider when choosing commercial property

Last updated on September 11th, 2023 at 09:39 am

It’s important to find the right commercial property to complement your goals as this will help you achieve amazing growth and success.

Finding the perfect commercial unit in Stoke-on-Trent or surrounding areas can be hard, so our commercial property specialist Paul Brindley has a few tips on what you should look out for.


When choosing the right location for your commercial property, make sure to consider the road links you’re near or whether you’ll be in a strong footfall area.

Think about the area or trade park you’re looking at; will it attract the right audience? Or look at the businesses in neighbouring units, will they help attract your ideal customers?

An example of property in a great location is our Festival Trade Park site.

As one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most popular trade counter locations it’s a strong area for business growth. When combining the great road links with nearby occupiers including Rexel Senate, Strata Windows, and Plumbase it’ll be easy to attract potential clients.

Find out about current vacancies at Festival Trade Park here.


Making sure your commercial property is fit for purpose is crucial as you want to get the best use of your space. You need to consider how you’ll use the layout and what facilities you’ll need in your property.

Review your need for storage, admin areas, break rooms or kitchen and bathroom facilities. Are you looking for an open plan space or several rooms to accommodate different departments or offices?

Our maintenance and renewal business, AW Bowker helps occupiers make alterations and customise their premise as they change and expand. However, it helps to find a property that already has the best specification for your needs.

With well presented and modern offices across North Staffordshire we know how to deliver high spec spaces and that’s shown in the Trentham Business Quarter at Trentham Lakes.

Occupiers can enjoy a ground floor, open plan office with two partitioned offices, kitchen area and bathroom. This follows through to the first floor which showcases a light and airy open plan suite perfect for a range of office-based businesses.

Browse our Trentham Lakes vacancies here.


When finding the perfect property, think about the amenities provided with the space.

Ensuring your customers can easily approach your unit and feel comfortable when doing so is a big factor to consider. Check whether you have appropriate car parking, is access to your building well maintained and is there suitable lighting surrounding your unit?

Thanks to AW Bowker we can provide a fully managed property maintenance service to all our occupiers to keep units looking smart.

We also provide a wide range of amenities to compliment our units and the Mount Industrial Estate in Stone is a perfect example.

Housing a range of amenities from CCTV, extensive lighting and car parking the unit is easily accessible for both occupiers and their customers.

Find out more about the amenities at Mount Industrial Estate here.

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