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A test fit is a preliminary evaluation of a building's floor plan and layout to determine how well it aligns with a company's desired space needs. It allows a prospective tenant to get a sense of how their desired layout would fit within the available space and can also be used to compare the costs of occupying different locations.
Space planning, on the other hand, is the process of designing and organising the layout of a space to meet the needs and requirements of the users. It involves creating a detailed plan for the layout of the space, including the placement of furniture, equipment, and other features. Space planning considers factors such as the size and shape of the space, the flow of traffic, the need for privacy and collaboration, and the overall aesthetic and functionality of the space.
In summary, a test fit is a quick evaluation of how well a company's desired layout fits within a particular space, while space planning is the process of designing and organising the layout of a space to meet the needs and requirements of the users.
A test fit is a quick evaluation of how well a company's desired layout fits within a particular space. It allows prospective tenants to compare the costs of occupying different locations and can be used to develop a rough budget for the fit out process. Test fits can also help to determine the level of contribution that a landlord might be willing to make towards a tenant moving into their property. They are a useful tool for helping companies make informed decisions about their office space needs and can help ensure that they end up with a space that meets their needs and budget.
A space plan is a detailed plan for the layout and design of a space, such as an office, or in fact any other type of building. It typically includes a floor plan that shows the placement of furniture, equipment, and other features within the space, as well as details about the materials, finishes, and other design elements.
Space planning is the process of creating a space plan and involves considering the needs and requirements of the users, the size and shape of the space, the flow of traffic, and the overall aesthetic and functionality of the space. It is an important step in the design process, as it helps to ensure that the space is functional, efficient, and well-suited to the needs of the users.
At K2 Space, our experienced team of space planners and can help your company by creating space plans that meet their needs of your new office space and enhance its functionality and aesthetics.
Determining how much space you will need for your office depends on a variety of factors, including the number of employees, the type of work that will be done, and the amenities and features that you want to include.
To assess space requirements, we visit buildings with you and use the latest CAD software to evaluate space requirements. We work with you to develop a brief that allows for the duration of the whole proposed lease period, and we map out the options, whether it’s a single floor or multiple floors.
One of the biggest questions on the minds of business leaders today is how to bring employees back to the office after the shift to remote work. While working from home seemed to be the future just a couple of years ago, many companies have found that it can lead to a loss of corporate identity, a feeling of disconnection among employees, and a decrease in creativity.
To address these issues and get staff back in the office, it's important to find a balance between in-office and remote work and to offer flexibility. This can include offering multiple environments within the workspace, such as quiet spaces, collaboration spaces, and areas for one-on-one discussion, as well as traditional workstations. It's also crucial to gather employee thoughts and opinions on the ideal workspace and create spaces that support functions such as collaboration, innovation, mentoring, events, and exercise. By considering the unique needs and preferences of your staff, you can create a successful hybrid working environment that benefits everyone.
Office fit outs can take 2-5 months or longer to complete, depending on the size of the project, structural works, and joinery required. This is a question best advised following a full discussion and assessment of the fit out project.
We always recommend leaving as much time as possible to plan the fit, taking into consideration things like the age of the building, the condition of the HAVC systems, any restrictions to the design and build (e.g., grade I and II listed buildings), and lead times for materials and furniture. A fit out expert can discuss these lead times with you and help you to develop a more accurate project timeline.