Mon, Sep 25, 2017

How much space will you need in your new office?

How much Office Space per Employee?

Office Space Requirements Per Employee

The second largest cost to most organisations is it’s office space, and it is therefore of imperative importance to utilise every square foot - wasted space equals wasted money! In addition to an effective space plan (taking in to consideration the workflow within your orgnaisation and the specific space found), it can be of great help to calculate how much office space you actually need before searching for the perfect office.

Use our free Office Space Analysis tool to work it out yourself. It provides the industry standard square footage for the most common types of space; 1 man, 2 man and 3 man office cubicles, open office work stations, board rooms, break out areas and tea points etc. Simply input the quantity of each that you think you’ll need and our Office Space Analysis tool will calculate an estimated overall square footage, helping you search for a new office space that will keep costs to a minimum.

When it comes to working out how much office space each employee needs, the general rule of thumb is to allow anywhere between 175-250 square foot per employee. This allows ample room for a workstation, chair, pedestal etc. If you require larger private executive offices, you need to allow more square footage for those.

There are other issues you 'll need to consider when space planning your new office and calculating your office space requirements.
These include:

  • What are the current and projected staffing levels?
  • What IT equipment does each worker require?
  • Who interacts on a daily basis?
  • What amount of storage space is required?
  • What are the work styles and processes?

Once this information has been collected, then some basic decisions can be made about how much office space each person should be allocated, and then the new Office Space Layout can be put together.
Use our online Office Space Analysis tool now to make the process of working out how much office space you need easy and hassle-free!


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