Creating an effective office design for your office relocation
Get involved with the fit out and design of your new offices to create an inspirational workplace
The right office design provides you with the opportunity to create a place of business that can maintain and enhance a strong corporate identity and can generate staff motivation and productivity. Office design and fit-out go beyond the choice of desking and layout, it also includes a well-thought strategy taking into account the company industry, culture and brand.
It is advisable to get your appointed office fit-out partner involved as early as possible in the office relocation process - even as early in the process as selecting your new office space. This is so that your design and office fit-out consultant can then assist by carrying out design surveys on your short-listed properties. This will help you in the selection process of your new offices by highlighting issues likely to impact your business (network cabling, IT & telecoms considerations and building services etc.)
Once you have selected your new office, your office fit-out designer can then make a start on the design brief. This is the time to brainstorm your ideas of how you would like your new offices to look and include any features that you want included. Think about reception areas, meeting rooms and staff break-out areas. When you have agreed on your new office layout, you can then start to think about the technical aspects of the design project such as lighting, air-conditioning and network cabling. Finally, you can then incorporate the more visual aspects of the design - choosing colour scheme and any additional office furniture you need.
CAD drawings and artist's impressions will give you an idea of what the final result will look like and you can look forward to a brand new inspirational workplace.
Keep your finger on the pulse when you move office, using the definitive Office Relocation Checklist.