Office space planning and space auditing
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Office space planning
Office space planning is an extremely important, but often overlooked requirement for any business looking to relocate to or expand with a new office. In recent studies, employees cited the workplace as the factor that impacts most on their productivity. If your employees aren’t happy, then you won’t be either.
As London’s premier office finders, we like to consider the needs of your staff as well as the needs of your business before we recommend you commercial office space in London. We look at office space planning as part of our service to help you find properties that meet your businesses’ day-to-day requirements.
Our experienced team offer advice and guidance on creating an office floor plan that makes the best use of the available space and fully accommodates your staff.
Recent office floor plan trends
In recent times, office floor plan trends have shown businesses’ leaning towards open-plan layouts. The open office space plan eliminates the obvious hierarchical structure represented by large offices for management and small cubicles for everyone else. With office floor plans of this kind, employees and their managers can openly communicate without the barrier imposed by physical walls.
In order to create a productive workspace, an office primarily needs to be designed for functionality. For example, particular areas can be designated to serve certain functions, such as an open hub-style space, where groups of employees can meet freely to discuss and generate fresh ideas.
Lighting has also been highlighted as an influential factor in an employee’s morale – bright and harsh lighting can cause distraction, low morale and even physical discomfort. Conversely, lighting that is too low can make work difficult to complete. Research suggests that the correct level of lighting can not only increase productivity but, if tied in as part of a ‘going green’ scheme, can even boost employee morale by giving them a sense of purpose and responsibility.
As commercial property experts with years’ of industry experience, we know the office space planning regulations and guidelines. We also keep ourselves up-to-date with developing office floor plan trends.
DeVono has advised many clients on planning before a big move. To find out more on how we can help and advise you on office space planning or a prospective move, please call us without obligation on 020 7096 9911. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form.