In this economic crisis, your company can never be too very cautious with your office fit out initiative.
Here I would want to scrutinise all aspects of office fit out process. but this is undoubtedly a vast topic, ranging from office relocation to office design. Therefore, to keep this article brief, I have just analysed the options available to deal with the additional space requirements. I shall cover the other areas of office fit out in separate articles.
Companies usually require more room as a result of higher staff or headcount and stock.
A lot of firms cannot pay for relocating their offices. Those companies choose to consider the existing workspace analysis as well as re-planning. This choise is considered to be cheaper. And, these businesses will highlight that relocating isn’t a necessity. There are several methods of achieving desired results, such as better partitioning and moving walls.
On the other hand if your organization is one of the determined few that can afford and your additional space forecasts are large, then the new office appraisal will be a feasible alternative for your business. Relocation would be the perfect opportunity to incorporate change to your business.
The new office appraisal will have the following tasks:
- space study: understanding the space requirements in detail
- headcount study: forecasting the office based workforce
- new premises appraisal: evaluating new office candidates for Disability Discrimination Act and commutability
Please do not forget the future requirements too. This will not only help your firm save money but also will aid shortlist your options.
Furthermore, whichever route your business choose, your business should employ a expert office fit out specialist. The office fit out contractor will project manage all work streams of your work as a single point of contact. This would allow your organization
- to pass any hassle onto the contractors
- to ensure that every stage is on time, on budget and to a high quality of workmanship.
allowing your company concentrate on your day to day business.
To summarise, office fit out is a significant decision to undertake for any company and you need to approach it with due care and recruit the best possible people.