The appeal of design and build
It has become increasingly popular, not least because it de-risks the process for clients at a time when financial caution is the watchword. 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.
The main advantage is the 100% cost certainty it delivers, as the contractor and client share the risk. It also creates a single point of contact and accountability – i.e. the contractor is responsible for the entire project; its design, delivery and all the specialists required. D&B is a scalable procurement model which includes projects as small as 1,500 sq ft up to 70,000 sq ft – and sometimes even beyond this level.
So while there is no easy answer to precisely how much your fit-out should cost, we can give you a range of fit out costs per square foot or per square metre, based on the 100s of office refurbishments we’ve delivered that will share elements, technological requirements and working environments not so dissimilar to yours. In fact, we’ve produced a guide to office refurbishment costs, which will give you some ball park figures as a starting point.