There are plenty of reasons for an office refurbishment London project: from energy efficiency to boosting productivity. We thought weâ€™d take a look at some of the main reasons for refurbishing, over the next few weeks: starting with the simplest of all.
Inherited offices, or purpose built spaces from a bygone era, simply donâ€™t have the same aesthetic as a modern working environment. The dÃ©cor is often uninspiring; access to natural light can be limited; and as a consequence the morale of the workforce suffers.
A simple office refurbishment London project can completely change the way a space looks and feels â€“ freshening it up for the 21stÂ century. More access to good light sources; better sound management; and an open environment can all encourage better teamwork, happier workers and consequently a rise in productivity.
There are health and safety considerations in play here too. A run-down office environment can present a number of health and safety concerns: from slips, trips and falls to potentially serious electrical or ventilation problems. Simply put: what was good enough 30 years ago might not be good enough now.
Building management and office refurbishment may be done in individual areas, to combat these health and safety issues: or you might choose to use a health and safety discovery as the starting point for a planned programme of refurbishment that will eventually result in a brand new working environment for your employees.
If you choose to refurbish your whole workplace, youâ€™ll need to plan not only for time and budget, but for interim practicalities. Weâ€™ve done office refurbishment London projects in which the client has been able to operate its business throughout, by designing a project brief that includes provision for swing space (â€œswing spaceâ€ is a place where departments or processes can be moved while their working area is overhauled). By working at nights and on weekends, we have been able to turn around even large projects like this with the minimum of fuss and disruption.
Of course every office refurbishment London project starts for different reasons, and has a different end point in sight. So weâ€™d love to know what yours is. Get in touch and share your ideas â€“ because every great project starts with a single thought