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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

How much space between desks when space planning your new office?

When space planning your new workplace, a number of factors need to be considered in order to ensure a safe, comfortable and productive environment for your staff.

In order to meet fire regulations, British Standard (BS5588) states gaps between desks should be a minimum of 600mm for less than ten people to be easily able to move, and 900mm for wheelchair users.

There are also standard measurements for corridor widths, Kitchenette areas, copy areas, meeting rooms, receptions and the amount of square footage someone needs to work comfortably.  To work out your office space requirements, use the FREE Office Space Calculator.  Simply input your requirements and it calculates it all for you.

How you actually fit people into your office space will depend upon the shape of your particular building and company's are advised to talk to a reputable Office Fit-Out Company who will guide you on the best office space configuration according to the space you occupy, as well as your working practices.

It's tempting to want to cram workers into a space in order to maximise every square foot of usable office space and reduce your overall costs, but cramming workers in can have a negative impact and can hamper productivity and even lower staff morale.  Ensure you take advice from an Office Fit-Out Company who will be able to guide you on the correct office space allocation and ensure your new office meets standard best practice. 

Find an Office Fit-Out Company in your area here. 

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