|For those businesses fortunate enough to be up scaling to new premises there is generally some modifications to be done on the new building, it's seldom that the existing layout suits the requirements of the business exactly. Number of staff, machines and the type of business will be a major factor in determining any new design.|
Before the furniture and office equipment is relocated, a professional office fit out company or space planner should be consulted. A good fit-out company will be able to visualize and advise on any changes required to maximize the available space and to fit the new occupants exact requirements.
They are trained in all aspects of interior design. By following some guidelines the most efficient and productive layout can be achieved while still retaining an aesthetically pleasing setting. The final layout should also be comfortable to work in.
Ask to see the office fit out company's portfolio; this will give you an indication on their abilities and you might find a design that really appeals to you. After sharing your ideas with the consultant a few layout plans incorporating your requests will be presented to you.
The whole project obviously depends on the budget. The new layout/design can be simply placing self standing partitions between work stations, removing an inner partitioning wall or adding some lights to a dark corner.
A full scale office fit out is a lot more involved, sometimes the entire internal contents are removed leaving only the structural beams and pillars. From there it's refurbished according to the new plans. Depending on the size and scale of the work it can sometimes take several months to complete.