Planning your Office Space
Office Space Planning
Planning your new office space can be one of the hardest parts of any office relocation project; deciding who sits where, how much to allocate for reception area, number of meeting rooms, and how much office space you are going to need are all big decisions that need to be made when planning your new office space.
A well-planned office space can do wonders for your business; enhance productivity, improve staff morale and help create the right all-important first impression for all who visit your office. After all, you want an office that you and your staff can be proud of so it's important to plan ahead and plan your office space well.
The typical process for planning your office space is as follows:
- Analysis of Requirements
The starting point for planning the layout of your new office is to carry out an analysis of your office space, your needs, and your build out budget. Agenda items will include: whether you are expanding or downsizing; an understanding of your working practices and culture; your requirement to update and modernize your office furniture and your preferences about layout (open plan versus cellular).
- Calculate Office Space Requirements
Knowing how much office space you are going to need will focus your search for office space and make sure you don't pay more rent that you really need to. Use the free Office Space Calculator to work out how much office space you are going to need when you move.
- Assess your Office Space Needs
Make a list of what you need in the new space; include cubicles required, conference rooms and don't forget to add in storage, IT comms room and kitchenette facilities.
- Future Proof for Growth
You should look at your plans for business growth against the length of office lease you are signing for, and ensure that the space you choose will provide that extra room for company growth.
- Budget for the Build Out
To get an idea of the cost of your office build out project, speak to an Office Design Company who will be able to provide an approximate office build out costs to meet your requirements.
For more information on Office Space Planning Download the Tenant's Guide to Office Design for more handy tips on planning your office space.
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