Space Planning

Incorporation of Collaboration Principles in Modern Office Space Planning

Open office space planning should facilitate flexibility and mobility. With such in mind, we design offices to ensure that the desks are not the main workspaces. In the modern business environment, we consider the entire office or building as the employee’s workspace. As such, the employee’s desk forms an integral part of the work setting, instead of being the focus points.

Dynamic work environments are encouraged in modern office space planning. Such settings facilitate areas for discussions, relaxation, usage of technologies and concentration on particular tasks. Furniture shouldn’t need to be moved every time staff members want to collaborate. Instead, the focus should be on free movement of staff members with static furniture placement. The settings enable collaboration among teams as per requirement or project, rather than gatherings around desks. With consistency in workspace designs, the staff members can move to various areas without having to move chairs or other furniture.

Our space planning is flexible enough to allow for staff work setting preferences, especially in environments where mobile technologies are often used to improve mobility and flexibility. The settings provide for safe and secure work areas and make provision for people with disabilities.
We help firms to maximise the available space and thus help client companies to save on floor space costs. Rather than having to acquire additional offices or floors for staff members’ offices, the companies benefit from our expertise in re-designing their office interiors for optimal flexibility, functionality, productivity and promotion of positive and safe work environments.

Maximum usage of natural elements, such as natural light and heat is promoted, while we also plan the placement of meeting rooms and utility areas to be at the centre of the building. This makes it possible for staff members from various departments to quickly get to meetings or utility areas, and thereby reduce the need for long walks from office areas. With centralised facilities, such as kitchens, gyms, relaxation areas and meeting rooms, spontaneous interaction is promoted.

To improve flexibility in design, we also look at features such as screens, room dividers and plants to separate spaces, as this enables the changing of the space to meet the requirements of staff members. Modern business environments promote collaboration and it is thus important to ensure that the space planning focuses less on organisational hierarchy displays, and more on the creation of supportive and productive work environments.
Bring your company’s office environment into the 21st century. Contact us to help you with space planning that will promote collaboration and a secure and healthy work environment.

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