Office fit out specialists

Office fit out specialists

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Eatock Design and Build are office fit out specialists based in Manchester, and one of our core roles is to create a fully bespoke office interior to elevate business and their staff.

16 Feb

Office fit out specialists

Our main ethos that represents the level of work we achieve is high performance work spaces for high performance teams.

For Eatock Design and Build, being office fit out specialists can mean redeveloping office space ready to sell or rent, or fully branded and furnished offices for a specific client to move into.

Office space design services

Office space design services begin with understanding what the client wants and needs. Aspects to consider are employee wellbeing, productivity and presenting a professional, branded image to visitors and clients.

There are initial conversations around practical solutions such as module office spaces, partitions, workstations, boardrooms and meeting rooms to create floorplans.

Office space design services

Pictured above: we helped with the stylish design for office space for 33Legal on Peter Street, Manchester. Read the full case study here.

Other elements of office space design services are based upon branding, aesthetics, textures, lighting and acoustics. Office furniture plays a significant part.

The benefit of Eatock Design and Build office space design services is our enviable level of expertise in both the office build and the furniture required. Often these two aspects are covered by different companies which can lead to a disconnect in maximising the potential of a workspace. The fit out and furniture work hand in hand so both should be designed together as a complete package.

Cat A and Cat B fit out for your office space

Eatock Design and Build can assist with both Cat A and Cat B fit outs for your office space.

If you’re a landlord or property developer, a Cat A fit out is the redevelopment of a building to create a blank canvas ready to rent or sell to companies who then further develop the space to create an office to their own specification. A Cat A fit out includes mechanical and electrical services, flooring, ceilings, walls and fire detection systems.

A Cat B fit out personalises a redeveloped office for incoming tenants or buyers. It takes your blank canvas and makes it into a fully functioning office with branding, designated areas such as meeting rooms, breakout areas, kitchens and toilets, along with finishing touches such as furnishings and décor. Furniture is a significant factor for CAT B fit outs and the required furniture should be included in the earliest planning stages.

Office fit out specialists

Commercial interior design - our process

Our commercial interior design process is key to the success of our projects.

Understanding the needs of the client

At the start of our commercial interior design process we take time to absorb what the client wants to achieve from the project. We make sure we understand the aspirations of the business, the practicalities such as layout and flow and how brand identity should be incorporated in the design.

Recent changes to work patterns now influence what a client needs from their commercial interior design. Hybrid and flexible working have affected the amount of space needed for workstations and the mix of furniture that will accommodate the entire workforce. Each client’s needs are different from the next client so it is important that we listen well to understand their vision.

Design creation

We evaluate the conversations with the client to create a range of sketched designs to see what the client likes. We also share our portfolio of completed projects so they can visualise how their own offices might look.

Once the concept is agreed we create 3D images and videos to bring the design to life. This helps to focus the mind on what would really work, as opposed to a concept wish list that might produce limitations or overstep the budget, before starting any work.

It is at the design stage that we suggest and decide on furniture for the offices to make sure that the requirements of the entire project are achievable.

Project management

If Eatock Design and Build is the Project Manager for the office fit out, our design process includes considering the contractors we will bring in, the materials to be used and our environmental impact at every stage.

Health and safety and quality assurance are always key factors in our commercial interior design process.

Our office fit out projects

Harrow Green

An example of a combined Cat A and Cat B office fit out project, business relocation company Harrow Green asked us to help with a client’s relocation to Cambridge.

The new premises needed a full Cat A and Cat B fit out. The project included mechanical and electrical works, the installation of a fire-rated suspended ceiling with LED light panels, meeting rooms, offices and kitchens, a breakout area and a mixed flooring of vinyl and carpet tiles. We installed contemporary office furniture, in some of which we installed an integral plug-and-play system.

Qdos Head Office

The Operations Director at Qdos was to oversee a new office extension at the company’s Leicester headquarters. Eatock Design and Build had been recommended to her as office fit out specialists, and of course we were happy to help.

Our remit was to provide expert office furniture specification and design. This included chairs, desks and monitor stands. According to the client, “A new smart, stylish 64 seat office was complete where the furniture enhanced the décor. Despite unforeseen circumstances and difficult external restrictions of Covid-19, the Eatock Design and Build team delivered an exceptional office refit service."

33Legal

For 33Legal, a Manchester firm based in the city centre, the focus of their office fit out was to create an office space that would attract the best talent and inspire creativity and productivity.

We presented various design options and created a detailed brief. The project covered 6000 sq ft of office space and included module offices, meeting rooms, a boardroom and media booths along with practical design touches such as sound-absorbing acoustic doughnuts and storage with planters.

Manchester fit out specialists

Eatock Design and Build are Manchester fit out specialists. We carry out a lot of fit out projects in and around Manchester city centre. To find out how we can be Manchester office fit out specialists on your project contact us on 0161 631 2727 or at enquiries@eatockdesignandbuild.com.