Are you thinking of relocating your business or are you looking to improve the office space you already have?
An office fit-out or refurbishment can be a daunting prospect so to take the pressure of you, we offer a free consultancy service. However, if you would like to make a start on your plans then you can follow these steps which may help you in gaining an idea of what you can expect to achieve from you budget.
To Start With
Firstly, consider the immediate reasons for your office fit-out or refurbishment. Are you relocating your offices? Are you looking to increase office space you already have? Or are you looking to modernise your existing office facilities? Consider whether your furniture needs updating. Remember that decent office furniture can really improve office morale – there’s a lot to be said for sitting comfortably! Mechanical an electrical systems may also need updating, for example air-conditioning, lighting and IT.
It is wise to consider the future needs of your business. What are your growth plans and how will this impact on your staff numbers? Will increased growth mean you have to relocate your offices? There is little point spending money on an office fit-out or refurbishment only to have to start the process again in a couple of years because you have out-grown your existing offices.
Budgeting is the next hurdle and depending on the size of your project this could be a sizeable chunk of your business expenditure so it’s important that you are clear on where your budget will be going. As a rough guide, expect to pay up to £1000 per head for a basic fit-out, up to £1750 per head for mid range and up to £2500 per head for a high end fit-out. If you’re considering new office furniture this will need to be added to the costs. Ozone can advise you on the various furniture ranges available.
What should you expect from the office fit-out company you engage? Ozone will carry out a survey to assess every aspect of your fit-out or refurbishment including all electrical and mechanical works. An office space designer will initially create block plans then mood boards and on larger projects, 3D visuals. A full program of works will be presented to you along with transparent costings.