Do you know how the work environment you currently work in is used and does it meet the current business needs?  This knowledge is vital before we begin work on a new space.  The only way to ensure you have accurate information on which to base future developments is by commissioning a workplace utilization study. We supply personnel who sit, follow, watch and record how the workplace is used providing a detailed analysis of actual work and location.  This information is used to draw departmental comparisons and create an environment that closely matches the needs of each department.

We also conduct staff and visitor surveys to gain feedback and to ensure the process is inclusive and the views of your staff are represented in the final solution. The key benefits of this work is to provide space that better fits the current business and delivers increased efficiency and space utilization.  This exercise should be repeated every 12 months to check that the space continues to deliver these key benefits.

  • Are you looking for new premises or have you chosen a site?  Whilst we are sure it fits your business today have you planned for growth and how will you accommodate this growth with minimum disruption and cost to the business?
  • How do your teams function and what departments need to be in constant touch with other departments, what are the key adjacencies?
  • How will your staff circulate around the floor plates and between floors, do you want to encourage informal interaction away from the workstation?
  • What facilities are you providing to encourage creative thinking and problem solving and does everyone need a permanent workstation or a space hungry enclosed office.

By asking these and many other questions at an early stage within the design process we learn how your company operates and how you want it to operate in the future.  We help you plan for this and can build in flexibility and growth potential that means you are not looking for a new building until you really need to.

We take a logical approach to the space planning process based on the research and your inputs.  Working to best work practice standards we produce a series of plans that reflect your companies work style. We work with you to agree space standards for the different work settings and then use these templates to produce blocking plans that depict personal, team and shared spaces. This process plans in future flexibility defining primary circulation and areas reliant on fixed building services.  We are then able to plan adaptable work settings around these areas.

Once this is agreed we move onto place people within the space taking into account department adjacencies and  storage requirements. We progressively add more detail highlighting areas of solid and glazed walls, door apertures, staff amenity areas and copy points.  We start to look at the control of the public and staff through the space from a security and safety stand point.

The quality of your environment has a direct effect on you and your staff.  A well designed workplace has the potential to increase efficiency and can have a positive effect in retaining staff and recruiting others.  Your interior reflects the value you place on your staff and sends out strong messages to your clients. The space should be designed to reflect your corporate values and leave your visitors with a positive message..

As part of the design process we will generate plans and sketch visuals along with sample boards and organise show suites for you to ‘test drive'. We are able to prepare a computer animated walk through to explain the space in more detail.  We can arrange visits to potential suppliers to asses products and instil confidence in your purchasing decisions.  We maintain good relationships with passed clients and can arrange site visits to see our interiors in action.

 

 

 

 

 

TheProjectsCompany

TheProjectsCompany is an established contractor specialising in the refurbishment and fitting out of commercial and industrial property. We give expert advice and guidance on all aspects of interior fit out and with many years experience deliver projects to programme and budget. In order to ensure our clients receive a fully integrated solution we offer a high quality interior design service working with you to develop your own vision into reality.
Our aim is to provide the best possible solution for you. We are acutely aware that once the project is complete you live with the interior for many years, therefore your input is the key constituent in a successful project.

The Projects Company Limited
61-63 Church Street
Caversham Reading
Berkshire RG4 8AX
Tel: 0118 946 4100
Fax: 0118 946 4056