We want you to know exactly what to expect as our client
As an independent office design and office fit out and move management consultancy based in Birmingham, we know that the journey and its cost are just as important as the destination.
Our workspace review aims to gain the best picture of how your business operates within your current offices, factoring in your forecasts for growth as well as your aspirations. Our space planning will ascertain the maximum efficiency of your premises, or whether office relocation is your best option.
We determine the optimum solutions for your project, big or small. We translate our findings into a structured, feasible course of action. When an office isn’t working for you, then office relocation may be the answer. We advise impartially on the best way forward and, if need be, we can acquire new offices on your behalf. Whatever the conclusion, we’ll set out the processes and timescales that contractors will need to fulfil – whether they be commercial interior designers, interior fit out contractors, office furniture manufacturers or office movers.
Every workspace is different. We’ll identify any constraints imposed by the building itself, before the work begins – even before designing the office interiors. In our experience, discovering a structural, electrical or mechanical issue later in the process can have serious cost implications, to you. When designing your new space, we will also take into account identity and branding, staff requirements, the visitor experience and, of course, your budget. Imagery and concepts will be fine-tuned with you, until we have a detailed office design that meets your needs.
Our contractor tendering process is exacting and highly detailed. The materials and finishes are chosen to fulfil your requirements and budget. Accompanied by an accurate set of drawings and detailed product listings, the office fit out specification we create is bespoke to you, and definitive. This allows the comparison of quotes for office fit out costs, from several contractors, on a like-for-like basis, which ensures best value for your money.
Budgeting during the specification process is vital. A breakdown of estimated total project costs that includes labour, furniture procurement, fit-out works and removals makes you fully aware of the cost implications before tendering. Our budgets are comprehensive and used to judge contractor quotes, when we put the specification out to tender.
Costs received via our tendering process are likely to be significantly lower than if you were to manage the project yourself. This is due to the volume of work we tender on an annual basis. On your behalf, we will analyse responses to tender scrupulously, and extract best value in selecting, and negotiating with, interior fit out contractors. The savings we pass on to you, during procurement alone, more than outweigh our total fees.
Our handling of the project – whether office design, fit out, refurbishment or move management – saves you time, money and minimises disruption to your business. We ensure that you have contractual protection, minimising risk of variation to the specification and negating cost overruns. We will ensure that all works will be completed on budget, on specification and to schedule.
Delivering and aftercare
With a comprehensive process such as this, the end result is no surprise. We provide move management and handle all the logistics of occupying your new workspace. We will schedule a 12-month review of the workspace, and be on hand for any potential snagging. This ensures long term quality control and peace of mind.