How to Approach an Office Design Project
Designing and space planning your new office is an important, strategic project - and like every other aspect of planning an office relocation, the success lies in the planning. If your office design project is planned, budgeted and managed correctly, it could improve operational effeciency, enhance your corporate image and increase your client base.
This article focuses on how to best approach an office design project to enable your new office space to be functional, as well as inspiring and profitable for your business.
Interview & Select a reputable Office Design Partner
Look for suitable, relevant experience of other office design projects, their reputation in the industry and their technical skill and knowledge. Find one in your City here.
Carry out a detailed Workplace Audit
This will help to get a deeper understanding of your current working practices, corporate structure, storage requirements and staff/workdesk requirements.
Formulate an office design budget
Get a budget for the office design and build out element from the outset. This will enable your Office Design Team to prepare a suitable office design scheme, complete with furnishing costings etc.
Visualize the Office Design
Get totally absorbed in the office design process by reviewing Finishes boards , artist's impressions and Virtual reality walkthroughs of how the new office might look.
Investigate IT Options
Incorporate your IT infrastructure into your office design. This is a good opportunity to review your existing technology infrastructure to see how it can be improved on in the new office.
Investigate new Office Furniture
Carry out a furniture audit of what furniture items you are taking with you, what you are recycling and what you need to buy new.
Remember to factor in enough time into your Moving Office Timeline to complete the office design project so that you're not too rushed for time as your moving day approaches.
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