There are many reasons for relocating your business premises; no matter what the situation is in your company, you have an opportunity to create an important modern facility that will add value and increase output. An office refit or fit out can act as a blank canvas where you can analyse your business needs and create a workspace where staff are energised and encouraged, enabling them to reach new heights in performance. We’ll look at finding an installation partner for your project, the main areas to consider in your refit and hopefully give you some great ideas for your new office.
Collecting Information & Ideas
When planning an office refit, it’s normally best practice to appoint a project manager who can drive the project, liaise with the installers, and turn your ideas into reality. They can also confer with staff, collect any potential ideas or specific requests, and manage the project to completion, leaving you time for other business areas. Use the wealth of information available online; searching for ‘office fit out Cirencester’ or something similar will give you a listing of local specialists. Take some time to view their products and available options. Make a note of any ideas you might want in your new premises. In the course of looking, you might also find a suitable installation company that can deliver your project.
Areas Of the Office
Together with your project manager, you will need to compile a design brief for your chosen office refit specialist to work from. To do this, break the office down into manageable areas and consider each carefully. Now let’s take a look at the major components of any office space and what options might improve them –
- Décor – is a vital area for consideration; subtle and uplifting colours, when combined with artwork and green planting, can form an uplifting environment where staff are happy and productive.
- Lighting – good levels of natural light are linked to staff well-being and happiness; glass partitions are also great for allowing light to flow through a workspace. Modern Led lighting can create the correct light levels if natural light isn’t available.
- Floor layout – modern partitioning systems are available in different materials, creating personal work areas and managing light flow and acoustics.
- Furniture – office equipment is now ergonomically designed to offer great performance, whether it’s chairs or full workstations; bright colours can add to the décor. Don’t forget about breakrooms and kitchens; giving staff a place to decompress in their downtime is vitally important to their effectiveness.
- Infrastructure – Improving IT, increased electrical and data sockets, and the heating and cooling of the workspace are all areas you can design specifically to improve your business functions.
This is by no means a complete list; flooring and lowered ceilings are just two more areas that will need your consideration; go through each in turn with your project manager until you’re happy you’ve covered everything. Once your design brief is finalised, you’re ready to contact your chosen supplier and start the exciting process.
By completing your office fit-out successfully, you can give your company a valuable asset where staff are happy and productive. You’re proud to show off to visiting clients and potential new business, good luck!