Planning An Office Refurbishment Project

by reasonablerobinson

Office refurbishment is an essential part of ensuring business success. Our work space affects how we feel and influences our productivity and effectiveness

Choosing a contractor to help with the design of office interiors, office refurbishment services, space planning and office maintenance is not always something that general managers have experience of. If you are lucky enough to have professional facilities manager then they will normally take care of the process. If you haven't then the technical complexity of an office refurbishment project can be something that is very daunting.

The other challenge facing anyone considering office refurbishment is the sheer number of suppliers of office refurbishment and refit services. How do you choose between suppliers? What confidence do you have that the company you employ will deliver your office refurbishment project on time, in full, on budget with no errors?

A crucial factor in choosing an office refurbishment contractor is their attitude and approach to you the client. How flexible and adaptable are they? Do they go out of their way to make sure you know what is happening on the project and work hard to prevent surprises? Customer relationship skills matter just as much technical and project management skills.

Office Refurbishment And Space Planning

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The crucial stage of office refurbishment is the planning stage. Planning prevents poor performance. An office space plan helps everyone involved get an idea of the design before any physical changes are created.

Often plans and models are provided to give an idea of space and dimensions and mood boards help with the artistic side.

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what does an office refurbishment contractor do?


Professional office refurbishment and refit companies combine a range of skills and expertise into a full service package. The sorts of services that you can typically expect from an office refurbishment contractor include:

The creation of new meeting spaces for client and team meetings, general improvement of office facilities so that they are safe clean and pleasant work spaces to be in, re-organising office space to optimise space useage, organising and facilitating office moves due to growth or downsizing, designing new board rooms and creating chill out and canteen spaces.

Professional Office refurbishment contractors will provide a wide range of integrated services from decoration, signage and manifestation, lighting and electrics, glass and timber doors right through to partitioning, flooring, air conditioning and bespoke joinery.




Office Refurbishment Project Case Study

always ask your contractor for case studies

TBG Learning (TBG) were downsizing and reorganizing their existing offices at Colchester to reduce their overheads and to provide additional facilities for their customers.
We were commissioned to carry out an office re-fit to provide a smaller, more productive facility for over 25 staff. The project involved the installation of various office and training facilities within a 5-storey city-centre building.

The full case study can be read here TGB Learning Case Study

Useful UK Office Refurbishment and Facilities Management Links

The Centre For Facilities Managment at Sheffield Business School
The latest thinking to develop facilities management (FM) knowledge, people and practice.

NJR Coolspace
A specialist office refurbishment contractor based in the West Midlands UK

FM World
Facilities Management magazine

The British Institue Of Facilities Management
The professional body for facilities management in the UK. Founded in 1993.

Office Space Planning
Wikipedia article

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What A Client Looks For From An Office Refurbishment Contractor

Updated: 10/13/2012, reasonablerobinson
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