Successful commercial fit out projects are expertly planned. For beautiful, cost effective and environmentally friendly office design, every detail is carefully thought out and considered.
In a constantly evolving city such as Manchester, stakeholders need confidence in the planning and designs of the fit out company tasked with transforming their commercial spaces.
We are a commercial fit out company in Manchester
Eatock Design and Build is a commercial fit out company in Manchester. Understanding the impact on productivity of the office environment, we advocate the supply of ‘high performance work spaces for high performance teams’.
The expectation of quality and innovation from commercial fit out companies in Manchester are borne out of the increase in demand for aspirational office space in the city. According to CBRE, an American commercial real estate services and investment firm, “The Manchester office market has witnessed strong levels of both occupier and investor demand in recent years, with large corporates increasingly looking to the city which boasts a talented labour pool, growing population and significantly lower occupational costs in contrast to the UK’s capital”.
At Eatock Design and Build we understand that to be the go-to commercial fit out company in Manchester we must offer a hands-on approach. This is a top priority for all of our services, particularly in how we seamlessly project manage with regular, effective communication.
We have a passion for creating internal spaces that enhance the lives of those who occupy them. Through our innovative problem solving we can offer flexible and cost effective ideas that, when put into place, transform commercial spaces for the long term.
Pictured above: we helped create a stylish and functional office space for 33Legal on Peter Street, Manchester. Read the full case study here.
How to choose the right commercial fit out company for your project
There are many elements to consider when contemplating the best commercial fit out company for your project, but here are the basics:
Using a commercial fit out company that has been recommended by someone you trust is a great start. Alternatively ask questions of your local contacts. Although they may not have used a commercial fit out company, they may know someone who has.
Online research will tell you the projects commercial fit out companies have been involved with. Any red flags should become apparent if your research is thorough.
Research similar projects near you
If a recent commercial fit out has impressed you, find out who was involved.
Alternatively if you have a commercial fit out company in mind, research other projects they have worked on. Most company websites have case studies to browse.
Being direct and asking the commercial fit out company about their previous projects is another approach. You may be able to visit spaces they have transformed to see their work for yourself.
Is project management included?
If you need the commercial fit out company to manage the project you must be sure they offer this service. At Eatock Design and Build we prefer to take care of the project management, ensuring that all contractors involved are working in sync and to agreed deadlines.
Innovation in design
Be confident that your chosen commercial fit out company will have the design skills to give you the best working solution for the space and the way it is used. The design element of any project is key to its success and longevity. Your commercial fit out company should anticipate limitations and find ways to overcome them before the project even starts.
Financial peace of mind
Run a financial assessment on the company, get a detailed quotation and make sure that any guarantees fit with your schedule to minimise costs.
Another great way to fact-check commercial fit out companies in Manchester to ensure that they are the right company for your office design and build is to perform a background check on reviews and to find out what past customers are saying about the business. It's essential that you select a proven and 5-star rated company.
Manchester office interiors
The design of Manchester office interiors must now respond to two major factors: the high-end demands of Manchester’s thriving business community and the post-pandemic response to office, remote and hybrid working.
Pictured above: we re-designed the office space and supplied new furniture for Capstone Financial, Altrincham. Read the full case study here.
The Manchester skyline is an eclectic mix of iconic traditional buildings and ultra-modern skyscrapers. A commercial fit out of Manchester office interiors needs to create a productive space that is authentic to the type of building it is in, with all the high-tech needs required for remote working and meetings.
At Eatock Design and Build our focus is always on the needs of the client. We combine our knowledge of Manchester as a city and a centre for business excellence with our innovative solutions for productive work spaces.
What type of office fit out do I need?
Our job is to help you decide what type of office fit out you need. For each project, a different type of office fit-out in Manchester may be required. Two of the main types of office fit outs include Category and Category B fit outs.
Category A Fit Outs - This type of fit out includes basic finishes to the floor, ceilings and walls. Category A fit outs ensure that all essential fittings are in place for the basic functionality of an office space.
Category B Fit Outs - This type of office fit out is suitable where all essential fixtures and fittings have already been installed from a category A fit out. Category B fit outs will then include making it in your own space and selecting bespoke lighting and decoration.
Aspects to consider are:
- Bespoke features – suspended ceilings, partition walls, raised floors
- Mechanical and electrical installations such as fire alarms and air conditioning
- Lighting – spotlights, LED linear lighting, dimmable and colour
- Fabrics, colour, branding
- Furniture and fixtures
- AV, telecoms, other technology
- Kitchens and rest rooms