Last Friday was move day -- my first at the new shop. If you are in computational biology in industry, expect to move.
Of course, a lot of folks move. Companies grow (yea!) and shrink (boo!) and relocated (sometimes yea!, sometimes boo!). I felt like I moved a lot at the old shop, but in reality many others moved more often.
However, it is easy to recognize that a computational position involves the least attachment to place. Find me WiFi and I can be pretty near top effectiveness. Today I discovered a machine screw in a tire of one of our cars -- so a trip to the repair shop. But they have WiFi! -- so waiting could be (and was) productive time. Need to deal with a child care gap -- WiFi! Doctor's appointments splitting up your day? -- find a cafe and connect!
But the downside is that your office is (rightly) seen as easily movable. The best place to park is near your laboratory collaborators, but when push comes to shove, the facilities folks will move you. Office space is cheap and more widely available; lab space is dear & very restricted (in Cambridge any chemistry labs can't be above a certain floor). Other office-only departments are similarly afflicted -- legal, finance, etc..
So one learns to expect to be a nomad. This move was luckily only a few floors, plus between short time & discipline I actually haven't accumulated much. It's also for a very short stay -- before long, more moves for bigger quarters and subsequent reshufflings of the stay-behinds. Who knows which category I'll be in. But you can't say it enough: moving because the company is growing far beats moving because the company is shrinking.