Finding the right building is the hard bit and only perseverance will find an appropriate site. The local commercial estate agents are a key source of sites. Contact the property department of your Local Authority and see if they provide a property register. Contact the Education department to see if there are any old schools available. Check to see if there are any vacant church halls available. Talk to your local Councillor as they may have information or contacts that could help. Also, very importantly, get into the habit of looking for opportunities as you drive around. This is how House of Play found the site for our trading indoor soft play venue, ‘Astrabound’!
We have developed a site selection criteria document to provide guidance on the characteristics of the types of buildings you should be looking to investigate, contact our team on 01302 846876 to obtain a copy.
Our team can also issue a property requirement notice to commercial agents operating within the postcodes you are interested in – if you are struggling then let us know because House of Play is well known amongst landlords and estate agents and having House of Play guiding your project does help to open doors.
Once you have found a building you believe is suitable for an indoor soft play facility then simply send us the sales particulars and we will assess the premises enabling you to make a properly informed decision about the appropriateness of your selected site.
Upon locating a suitable venue we can either guide you through the landlord/agent negotiations or, as nearly all clients prefer, we shall undertake the negotiations for you, after all, we do it every day!
Your personal financial circumstances may influence how the terms are negotiated as there are many different ways to set up a deal and we are looking for the deal that suits you best!
‘New start’ businesses are not generally favoured by landlords but with the House of Play service package behind you and access to our operational expertise, your project is likely to become more attractive to them. Often, the very fact that you are being supported by House of Play is enough credibility for the landlord to consider your proposed use.
We would encourage you to call our team to discuss your options and agree an appropriate strategy.... we hope to hear from you soon!