Traditional or design and build?
If you’re delivering a project using traditional construction methods, a large office refurbishment usually demands interior design experts, builders, workspace planners and office furniture suppliers. If you’re undertaking structural changes, you might need a surveyor, structural engineer and an interiors architect too. Then you need a project manager to lead the transformation and ensure that all parties are working in perfect harmony.
Design and build (D&B) offers clients a turnkey solution with design, specification, consultancy, project management and construction services all under one roof. Industry research shows that as much as 85% of interior fit out projects with a value of less than £1,000,000 are procured via this model.
What furniture requirements do you need?
Whether you are creating a meeting room or an entire sales floor, you’ll want to make the most of that environment. The correct furniture specification will ensure staff can work safely, comfortably and apply the necessary tools to perform at the best of their abilities.
In recent years, we’ve seen historically overlooked furniture aspects becoming commonplace in workplaces, such as sit/stand desking, task lighting and acoustic panelling. We believe this demonstrates a trend towards companies paying more attention to the health and wellbeing of their staff.
What size office space do you need?
This question usually elicits the answer “as much as I have now” and while for some this might be accurate; it’s often a more complex issue – based on your aspirations, current space and the market.
Associated to real estate values, this will be one of the most expensive questions you’ll be asking. Thus, a workplace appraisal can prove useful in asking questions you may not have considered.