In an initial meeting to discuss requirements, we will obtain a brief which should include current and any future headcount numbers, how many staff work open plan, how many require offices, how many meeting rooms are needed, whether training & conference facilities, health & welfare (tea points, breakout rooms, restaurants etc), a reception, meet & greet or visitor waiting areas are required. Additional requirements could be any IT needs, storage and filing considerations and any specialised area, such as hi-tech, laboratory, clean rooms etc.
With this brief, further discussion will include how the office is to look and feel. This incorporates any company branding compliance, colour, texture and quality of finish to comply with the available budget.
Any office/building information available should be passed over; these are usually in the form of drawings and elevations issued by the commercial agents in the case of a new building/floor space being negotiated or by being issued if held on file already (if the project is a refurbishment of an existing space). If none are available we will arrange for a survey to follow.