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Do I need an office floor plan?

By Rachelle Dare on in Design

An office floor plan is an accurate scale drawing of your workplace. The plan will often be presented as a CAD or DWG file and usually in 2D. If you would like to visualise your new space then 3D renders are also available, but a bird’s eye view of the space is usually more beneficial to help you plan out your space.

Designers and architects can provide detailed space plans however often the most effective way to get a space plan is through your furniture provider – us! This is because we can usually off-set the cost of your space planning against the cost of any furniture purchases made.

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Why do I need an office floor plan?

Having an office floor plan will help your business grow sustainably, allowing you to make the most of your office. Do you have new employees starting soon? How many more people can you fit? Use your drawing to plan the space. This could save you money in the long run by preventing unnecessary moves and maximising your existing workplace.

Who will use an office floor plan?

Whether you are undertaking a big move or just re-arranging your office, an accurate drawing is an invaluable part of your office design toolkit.

Commercial agents
A commercial agent will use a drawing to present an office space when re-letting you’re property. It is also a useful tool when renting, selling or buying a property/space.

If design-build work is being undertaken in your new or existing workplace, builders will need a floor plan. Contractors will use the drawing to accurately manage and complete all works. If contractors are able to work from the same plan, overall risks and costs are minimised.

Interior designers
Interior designers use a floor plan to understand how the room or building is used. They will create focal points and explore how employees and visitors move through the space. As a result, the space will be optimised, with every area utilised. A well-designed office will increase staff efficiency and productivity and might even allow space for a great break-out area.

Furniture provider
Do you need to order new furniture for your workplace? Making additional room may be as simple as downsizing your desks. A detailed plan will help your furniture provider assess the space and see if existing furniture can be re-used. Furthermore, if new furniture is required, it will help ensure the correct items are ordered and you don’t buy more than you need.

An office floor plan will help you to plan the space effectively, put teams together and make sure there’s room for fun!

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What are the benefits of an office floor plan?

Ultimately a floor plan is an investment and can prove to be very economical over time.

The drawing will be provided in a digital format meaning it can be used time and again by multiple people. This allows you to reconfigure the workspace as required. This is especially useful when considering flexible, agile or co-working all of which are on the rise.

Lastly (and most importantly) an accurate plan makes sure you adhere to Health and Safety Executive standards. As a result, your employees will be able to move around safely and comfortably. If you’re not sure if you’ve got enough space for your staff, use our free space calculator.


If you’d like advice on creating an office floor plan then contact us directly or download your space planning calculator below.


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