When searching for your office space it’s a good idea to assess the existing office interior. Office interiors can vary drastically, depending on the type of premises eg converted residential buildings, places of worship, warehouses. It’s sometimes wise to look for an office interior which already incorporates a raised access floor and or a suspended ceiling, as these elements create excellent voids to hide and distribute all your services. Sometimes old converted buildings have solid concrete floors and boarded ceilings, so hiding services can be a challenge! This therefore can add costs to your office interiors refurbishment or because of the buildings height restrictions could make it impractical to install a suspended ceiling.
Office interiors that have already been part completed via a landlord should also be assessed to make sure there is adequate power into the building without having to upgrade a fuse board and that the office interior already incorporates adequate heating, lighting, fire detection and emergency lighting. Existing office interiors without adequate services will add costs to your overall refurbishment, so it’s worth checking! It’s also good practice to make sure the areas have been re-carpeted and freshly decorated, as it is sometimes expected that these items will need replacement, completing at your expense when you vacate an office space.