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What to include in your Office Design Brief

Your office space makes a strong statement about you as a company. It reflects your company values, culture, personality and portrays those all-important first impressions to all those who visit you. It therefore pays to give careful thought about the way you want your new office space to look like.

Your Office Design Brief will be created as a result of brainstorming your design aspirations with your chosen Office Fit-out company. They will help to translate your business objectives and workplace priorities into an ideal office environment that reflects your brand values, matches your relocation budget and is a workplace you and your staff can be proud to work in.

Before meeting with your office design company, think about what office facilities you need to incorporate in your new office such as meeting rooms, reception areas, breakout areas etc - each of these will have an impact on your office space planning and will form the framework from which your office design will start to take shape.

Office furniture and storage are also important elements to consider - you might want to use bespoke workstations to maximise your use of space. Think about the strategic position of workstations and how individual teams interact with one another. You want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to communicate and interact easily with one another.

Most importantly, the design of your office should be scaleable to meet your future requirements, so try to build in elements that allow changes from the outset such as fold-back partioning that you can use for meeting rooms and also doubles as extra space when the time comes.

When preparations have completed and the space plans have been approved with your consultants, you can then throw yourself into the fun stuff and decide upon the interior colour scheme, installation of fittings and fixtures and maybe adding some creative artwork to reflect your branding.

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