Office design and fit out services

Work space evaluation

Whether you are looking to relocate, accommodate additional staff, downsize and sublet or bring about and support cultural change, it is vital we gather the relevant information both from management and representatives from the departments. Through meetings and interviews, we listen carefully and build a picture of your requirements. This, combined with more aspirational elements, forms the basis of the brief.

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Creative space planning

Space planning includes locating people, departments and facilities in a logical, future proof way to provide great workplaces for your staff.

We also look at the space per person required to help you make early decisions about the suitability of office accommodation you may be considering. 

Creative space plan

Office scheme design

When space planning has been sufficiently developed, reviewed and approved then the process can continue to develop the interior office scheme design. This will include the selection and specification of elements for the interior fit outs such as colour, finishes, materials, lighting, furniture, storage and fittings for client approval.

Detailed drawings and specifications are developed to include all elements of the scheme. Such information is crucial to obtain accurate costing for the fit out stage.

Quotations are obtained from specialist fit out companies and contractors who specialise in interiors for office fit outs to ensure you, the client, are achieving best price and value.

Office interior scheme design

Detail design

At this stage, the designs are then developed into information that can be used for construction and fit out. This information is also used to obtain Building Regulations approvals along with compliance of DDA Legislation.

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Obtaining costs

Our fee costs are clearly stated and agreed. We solve client’s issues and will always explore the best options and solutions for a given situation. We obtain competitive quotes for all aspects of a fit out and can go to tender if required.

Obtaining costs for the project

Construction phase

The type and form of the construction phase can be tailored to best meet your needs. Design at Work offer appropriate professional project management and support services during this phase of the project.

Furniture procurement

Design at Work can provide impartial advice and expertise in sourcing furniture to fit your purposes and obtain accurate quotes.

Furniture procurement

Move management

Getting people, furniture and equipment to the right place at the right time has to be carefully choreographed and meticulously planned to ensure minimum disruption to your organisation.

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Land Registry plans

Land Registry compliant plans are required in lease documents and we have many years experience in drawing these up. We can use existing plans if available or carry out measured surveys if no plans currently exist.

Land Registry lease plans

Measured building surveys

Measured building surveys are undertaken if plans are unavailable or require updating. Using computer aided design and measuring techniques, accurate and detailed plans of any building can be created in both 2D and 3D.

Measured building surveys

Fit out check list

Any successful office design and fit out must accommodate a complex series of requirements including

– Client needs
– Work Areas
– Space
– Partitions
– Data
– Lighting
– Colour
– Finishes
– Heating/Cooling
– Building Regulations and DDA compliance

all of which need to be seamlessly brought together to create great places to work that are efficient and future proof.

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Commercial office refurbishment

It is often the case that re-planning work space can require tenants to refurbish office space and enhance their interior space. Equally at times, landlords need to update their buildings to be brought up to modern institutional standards. The scope of these works can vary significantly but often includes communal areas, air-conditioning, WC’s, lifts, building reception areas, exterior and interior signage and car parking. For tenants, having an adaptable future proof work space may require them to refurbish, upgrade or enhance their area over and above the base build specification.

Refurbishment Costs

Design at Work can provide expert advice on where to target expenditure to ensure best value and future flexibility are achieved and all of this allied to creating stunning work spaces and ensuring maximum value from the financial investment. With any commercial refurbishment, creating the budget and engineering value are all part of our services.

Office design and space planning process

With any office design project, space planning is a vital and integral part of the process, whether you’re looking to

– Relocate
– Ensure efficient use of existing space
– Accommodate additional staff and growth
– Support and bring about cultural change
– Introduce new technology

Through listening carefully to your needs, we gather the detailed information from management and representatives from your relevant departments to build a picture of your real world business focused requirements. Space planning is the process of incorporating individuals’ work spaces, departments and required shared facilities within a building or location to establish the amount and type of space required either in existing accommodation or potential new locations.

Many organisations are also taking the opportunity to not only improve the efficiency of their office space plan but also to incorporate changes in culture and the space planning of an office facility becomes the enabler to achieve and underpin any new ways of working.

Space planning for your office, whilst based on many practical client needs, is also a highly creative process evolving the framework for the interior design scheme to be developed.