While your members may have their own laptops and phones, you’re ICT and AV systems will determine members’ ability to be flexible, productive and collaborative. There’s also the matter of security. Your teams are completely dependent on you to ensure that their workspaces and contents remain safe and secure, so cameras and alarm (not to mention network security) systems are all a must.
Whether you’re creating a meeting room or an open plan work area, you’ll want to make the most of that environment. The right furniture specification will ensure members work safely, comfortably and have the necessary tools to perform at the best of their abilities. In recent years, we’ve seen historically overlooked furniture aspects becoming commonplace in coworking buildings – especially those with an ergonomic impact, such as sit/stand desking, task lighting and acoustic panelling.
Design and build
The capital costs of your space’s design and fit out will prove your single largest expenditure, so it’s important to get them right the first time. You’ll want to capitalise on your real estate investment by accommodating a high capacity of members (without the space feeling overcrowded). This is achieved through space optimisation in the designing stages of your project.