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Space planning | EcoIID
Space Planning is such a huge part of our day to day business life; creating designs, layouts and arrangements that provide the best opportunity for efficient work flow, communication and supervision. Space planning isn't just about who sits where and what goes where, there are requirements.
While an office can be created in almost any building, current requirements for offices make this more difficult. These requirements comprise of legal, technical, security and flexibility of layout. It can also be difficult to visualise how any space can be and will be transformed, when planning a new space or revamp.
Space planning requirements to consider
Space (Planning) Standards there are minimum standards of accommodation when allocating and planning space. Planning spaces is according to occupancy and functional requirements such as; space per person, meeting rooms, reception, circulation areas, etc.
Business needs:- your space plans and office layout designs should present an environment suitable for your business needs. Business needs determine and shape the type of office space required such as work space, meeting space or support space.
Statutory requirements:- there are legal and statutory requirements related to space planning your office, including; welfare provisions- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, lighting levels, fire safety provisions - Building Regulations Part B, ventilation and many others. Our space planning service addresses all statutory requirements.
Services:- When space planning, it is important to allow for IT and telecoms and power to desks. A mix of solutions may include; the use of ceiling power poles to aid the space planning of desks away from boundary walls. Alternatively, power and data cables may run to workstations under a raised floor. The suitable solution is a result of careful space planning.
Space planning tools: – Cutting-edge space plans and office layouts are a result of a combination of creative skilled space planners and accurate Computer Aided Design. Effective layouts communicate the envisaged design before construction. We all want to see exactly what we are getting before construction starts. The confidence: ‘what you see is what you’ll get’.
Growth/ Attrition Rate:- Sustainable space plans and layouts should be flexible with fewer barriers to change, less disruption when change does occur. In some cases the space layouts are subject to repeated changes for example staff movements into or out of the Office or change in business needs.
We offer a full turn-key Space Planning service that includes:
- Work consultancy: to ensure that the project evolves according to the clients needs by determining the spacial requirements for now and the future.
- Building and Space appraisal: aimed and directed to help you decide which space is more cost effective.
- Space plan proposals: This includes plans, concept drawings, 3D visuals and designs; Information enough to communicate what you are getting.