Office Fitting-Out Advice

Getting A Great Fit-Out

Office Fit-Out Definition: The process of creating a new interior space ready for business occupation. This can include refurbishment of an existing office space to make it suitable for its new occupational requirement. It can also include making a completely empty floorspace ready for its new Tenant requirement.

Category A (CAT A) describes the level of fit-out that is usually carried out by the Landlord. Typically this would include: raised access floors, suspended ceilings and the installation of mechanical and electrical services. 

Category B (CAT B) describes the level of fit-out that is normally undertaken by the Tenant to suit their occupational requirements and often includes: partitions to create offices and meeting rooms, floor and wall finishes, tea-points, break-out areas, corporate branding, IT infrastructure and furniture. 

Common Misconceptions

That a rule-of-thumb cost per square foot can be applied to a typical office fit-out.

That there is a direct relationship between the size of an office and the time it takes to fit it out.

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Things To Have In Mind

Before you speak to your Guru:

It’s a great idea to have decided a few things in advance. Answers to the adjacent questions will help the Guru to give you the best advice in the shortest time possible. 

Don’t worry if precise details about each aren’t yet known, but the more accurate you can be, the easier it will be for the Guru to help you. 

What’s the Budget?

(Example answers)

Our budget is £150,000

What affect are you looking for?

We want to modernise our existing office and give it a flexible Co-working feel

How do you use your space?

Our current space is mainly cellular but we want to introduce a flatter management structure with more open plan working and collaborative spaces.

How big?

We’re currently in 10,000 Sq.ft over three floors.

James Office Fit-Out Guru

Your Guru will be James

If your office design is agreed and you now want it building to an uncompromising standard, James and his company with their 20+ years experience in high quality office fitting-out is the team to engage with. A key differentiator is that James’s company has a core of directly employed tradesmen, who share a responsibility for high quality and project delivery. James’s Quantity Surveying background ensures that project costing is thorough whilst remaining comprehendible and transparent. 

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