As well as applying the standards and guidelines, you need to know which elements of office design will help you create an effective fit-out for your organisation.
There’s a number of different elements to consider during a design and fit-out project.
Providing mobility-enabling technologies, such as wireless networks, and a choice of work settings will allow individual staff to shift their mindset from ‘my desk is my workplace’ to ‘the whole building is my workplace’.
You need to confirm your agency’s space requirements early in your project planning.
Every public service office must be accessible, and usable, for all staff and visitors.
Ideally senior management should sit in the open-plan environment in the same configuration as other staff.
Ideally, formal meeting room designs should be flexible enough to be able to easily accommodate future equipment and changes in technology.
This includes network communication rooms and riser cupboards, and laboratory space and secure storage.
Utility areas are generally situated away from the main work areas and contain the copying, faxing, postal/courier and recycling facilities as well as storage for stationery and other office equipment.
There are four main types of kitchen: commercial cafe facility, functions kitchen, reheat kitchen, and kitchenette.
There are four main types: personal storage, on-floor team storage, central in-building storage, and off-site storage.