Workplace Design is much more than white walls, carpet tiles and desks. Great office design can enhance staff wellness, company profitability, employee productivity and staff retention.
Layrd Design specialise in creating unique character driven office schemes to help companies achieve this.
The 'Millennial' workforce is now demanding a more diverse and flexible working space rather than the typical office set up. Companies must embrace this new generation of employees in order to profit from their enhanced productivity levels, company culture and to retain talented staff members.
AREAS TO CONSIDER
Key areas of your workspace to consider before you move or refurbish:
Reception / Entrance
Meeting / Board Rooms
Breakout / Kitchen / Tea Point
Working / Staff Areas
Flexible working is designed to suit the employees needs and enhance the work/life balance people are striving for. There are various ways to implement a flexible working culture into a workplace to allow both working life and personal life to complement each other.
Studies have shown increased employee wellbeing when flexible working schemes are in place.
Some examples of potential areas to explore are:
Agile working is an environment with minimum constraints on the employee and should promote diverse working and social interaction with colleagues. An agile workspace should be designed to offer flexible and varied working environments and promote both fixed desks and 'less formal' working areas as equally acceptable environments to work from.
Studies have shown that companies who adopt a diverse and agile work space have happier staff who show an increase in productivity and job satisfaction.
By offering employees more control of their working day you will get a higher performing workforce.
Below highlights some of the design features incorporated within agile workspaces:
Agile working benefits both employees and employers, agile furniture can sit more people per Square metre than standard desk setups, this allows companies to potentially function from smaller premises with the same number of employees.
Improving the workforces productivity levels also has a direct effect on the profitability of each employee and therefore the profitability and performance of the business itself.
Agile working schemes are key to retaining your prized employees whilst attracting the new exciting talents. Millennial and Gen-Z workers are looking for more than a desk and tea point when deciding on their next career move, agile working meets the needs of the new workforces.
We need to be creating forward thinking environments with agile working cultures.
CAT A & CAT B WORKS
We primarily offer design and cutout works for Cat B office fit-outs; these are for new tenants looking to move into a blank space who require a full design package. We also design, specify and fit-out Cat A works for landlords and tenants looking to move office and for those who require dilapidation works.
See below for a more detailed breakdown of the differences between Cat A and Cat B Design.
Cat A fit out will provide a primary level of finish. This may include raised floors, suspended ceilings and internal surfaces, along with basic mechanical and electrical services.
Cat A works are mainly needed when a landlord is looking to let an office. This could be works to upgrade the space on offer or when a tenant is moving offices and is required to return the space to the same spec as when they signed the lease.
What is included in a Category A fit out:
Carpet Tile Specification and Installation
Suspended Ceilings - various finishes available
Basic Mechanical and Electrical Services
Lighting Layout to comply with LUX requirements
Fire Detection Services and Smoke Alarms
Air-conditioning and Ventilation (HVAC)
Basic internal finishes
Cat B fit-outs are for clients taking over a blank space or refurbishing an existing office.
Cat B works are character driven solutions. They allow the client freedom to reconfigure spaces tailored to their company brand.
Cat B works would include the installation of the the required Audio and Visual equipment and Electrical, Data & IT requirements for the space
What is included in a Category B fit out:
Workstations and office furniture
Partitioning - Stud walls, glass screens etc.
Fully fitted kitchens and breakout areas
Flooring - Vinyl Tiles, Carpet Transitions etc.
Wall and Door finishes
Reconfiguring air-conditioning and HVAC
Installing appropriate Power and Electrical requirements
Lighting Specification and installation
IT installation and infrastructure
Design and brand detailing - Signage and Way-finding
Bespoke Features - Moss Walls, Reception Desks etc.
FUTURE PROOFING YOUR SPACE
We also understand that future proofing is key for our clients. Our aim is to incorporate the latest technology, whilst making informed decisions regarding scheme specification, to limit future expense.
This comes in the form of audio and visual installations, lighting configurations, electrical outputs and furniture specification.
WHAT WE OFFER
Free initial consultation to discuss your requirements and early ideas. Following this discussion, a proposal will be drawn up for your consideration.
Our design team will work on space planning your office and develop a concept and client driven scheme. We produce sketch ideas, CAD drawing packs and 3D renders of the space.
We can guarantee a quality finish for your scheme by offering a Fit-out service as part of any design project. This also allows seamless installation of all furniture and design items.
Layrd Design offer an onsite project management service to ensure the programme is running on time, on budget and to meet your exacting standards. Delivery of all goods is closely monitored throughout.