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Redesigning and refurbishing a workspace is not limited to the fit out itself – there’s a lot of planning, collaboration and management involved. The following steps might help you visualise the process:
There is no formula to work out how long the fit-out process will take, since this depends on a number of variables including the type of fit out, the size of the space and the number of employees. But we find a typical project will last for around 8 to 12 weeks from start to finish.
Take a look at our guide to an office fit out for more information on what’s involved.
A feasibility study is an important part of the planning process for office fit outs, since it involves testing the financial, practical and environmental viability of the project. At Dale we are on hand to help with:
Get in touch with us if this is something you’re interested in.
All employers have a responsibility to ensure their workspace meets the necessary requirements to protect the staff working within it. To make sure the office environment is as safe as it should be, you need to consider the following:
A full risk assessment is a legal requirement for all workspaces. Fortunately, the government’s Health and Safety Executive provides a tool for office managers to follow. However, with a redesign and refit, a risk assessment should be integral to the design process and your office design specialist will work with you on making the environment as low-risk as possible for you and your staff.
Often the most stressful things about an office move is getting IT systems back up and running. Having recently undergone and office refurbishment of their own, our colleagues at Resolve IT are best placed to highlight the most important IT issues to factor in.