Space planning isn’t just calculating how many desks you can fit into a single space. Space planning is one of the essential elements of workplace design, and getting this right can potentially save you millions of pounds in rent.
The devil is in the details. The key to space planning is working with the right metrics, and it’s crucial to record everything accurately; getting it wrong can not only waste space but money too.
Let us give you an example; a previous client of ours occupied half of two floors in the same building. They were expanding and wanted to take 1 ½ floors of available space (approximately 10,000 sq ft more). Through space planning, we calculated that by them buying new furniture 20cm smaller they could save themselves £3.5m in rent over their lease term, and fit on one floor.
Saving space also creates space for other things that you may want or need. By getting the metrics to work in your favour, you can add rooms and spaces that you may not think you could have fitted in before. To put it simply, the space plan of your office is one of the most important documents that your business will look at during this process.
Our Designers are experts at Space Planning, so we will help you to fit what you need into your space, we will also help you check that you’re not taking too much space. Optimising your workplace comes in many forms, but the first commodity you need to look at is the desk footprint, as when multiplied you’d be amazed the difference a change of desk size or a better layout can make.