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Office Fit Out

Office fit out

It’s time for a fresh start.

The way we work is constantly evolving – and so should your office!

With over 15 years in experience, we understand the importance of creating a workspace that is both functional and inspiring.

Whether you are looking to improve communication, boost productivity, or promote wellbeing, our office fit-out solutions can help transform your workspace into a hub of innovation and success.

An Office Fit for your culture

An office is more than just a place where the work gets done. It’s somewhere to come together, share ideas, create and motivate. It’s no coincidence that those offices that have benefitted from great design and slick interiors also have a positive impact on staff retention and recruiting the best talent. Within the office, relationships are built and strengthened, and new goals are achieved. That’s why it’s so important to get the space right.

The office has always been evolving, and in these times of increased hybrid and flexible working it’s about to do so again. An office fit-out ensures that your company has the space you need to adapt and thrive. 

Half-finished, poorly configured and badly utilised office spaces can easily become a burden. Getting it right from the beginning can save your company time and money. Companies with the space they need to work as efficiently and effectively as possible are able to gain a commercial advantage.

When you work with a professional office fit-out company like Flow you will benefit from our creative vision and technical expertise. We will deliver the right commercial office fit-out for your company.

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Improve communication

Don’t restrict your employees to cubicles. Encourage them to exchange ideas and work better on projects by incorporating breakout areas, meetings rooms, and open-plan workstations.

Increase productivity

Create workspaces that helps your employees get their head down and work. Reduce distractions with good lighting, noise-reducing materials and ergonomic workstations. 

Boost morale

Give your employees an office where they want to work. Allow them to take ownership in their workspace by encouraging personalisation. Use communal break-out areas to promote relaxation and team-building.

Take your office into the future

Future-proof your office for hybrid working by creating a flexible and adaptable workspace. With movable walls, flexible workstations and video conferencing technology, your employees can work from anywhere.

Choose your FIT-oUT category

There are three broad categories of office fit-out that each involves different degrees of work. At Flow, we’ll talk through your options, explaining in detail what’s involved and what can be achieved within your budget. 

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Shell and core

A shell and core fit-out is an empty shell property, usually in the condition which the developers left it post-construction, that is then ready to be turned into a commercial office space with the help of designers and a commercial office fit-out company.


A Category A fit-out involves more than a shell and core fit-out, creating a functional space that may still need furnishing and further design attention. It will generally just contain an open-plan finish with the bare necessities. This will include basic internal finishes, air conditioning and heating, and utilities such as working plugs, lighting and plumbing.

Shell and Core Office
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A Category A fit-out involves more than a shell and core fit-out, creating a functional space that may still need furnishing and further design attention. It will generally just contain an open-plan finish with the bare necessities. This will include basic internal finishes, air conditioning and heating, and utilities such as working plugs, lighting and plumbing.

Everything is included

Every office fit-out is different. Each client has different needs, and at Flow, we provide a bespoke approach that matches those requirements as effectively as possible. We make sure you have everything you need to enhance your working space and take your business forward. 

As a general rule, an office fit-out will usually include a number of key elements:

The fit-out process begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the building. This will look at its current state, what might be required, and the changes that will need to be made to the building in order to accommodate the fit-out.  If you are considering a number of different buildings for your office, then a comparison can be made between options to find the one that’s most likely to suit a particular commercial fit-out.

Workplace requirements take into account factors such as the number of employees, the type of work they will be doing, and the equipment they will need. Increasingly, workplace requirements take into account configuring a workspace for hybrid working models. 

A building brief is a detailed description of the requirements for a building project, including the purpose, function, and design criteria. The building brief outlines the specific requirements for the new or refurbished office space, such as the number of desks, meeting rooms, and other facilities needed.

The building brief is used to guide the design and construction of the fit-out, ensuring that all necessary elements are included and that the end result meets the company’s needs.

The design phase involves creating a detailed plan for the fit-out, including floor plans, elevations, and specifications for materials and finishes. This phase is all about creating a vision for the new or renovated office space and ensuring that it will meet the specific needs of the company.

Build services then bring that vision to life. This will typically involve working with a variety of contractors and tradespeople, such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters, to ensure that the fit-out is completed on time and to a high standard.

Office fit-out project management involves overseeing the entire process of planning, designing, and constructing an office fit-out. The project manager will be responsible for ensuring that the fit-out is completed on time, within budget, and to a high standard. 

They work closely with the client to understand their specific requirements and then develop a detailed plan for the project, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation. As well as coordinating the work of the entire project team, including contractors and tradespeople, they also ensure that the project stays on track.

Your Flow Office project manager will communicate with all stakeholders, resolve any issues that arise, and ensure that the fit-out is completed to the highest standard.

Move management involves the planning, coordination and execution of the physical relocation of a company or organisation’s offices. The current and future needs of the office space are considered, the layout of the new office space is designed and planned, and the physical move of furniture, equipment and other assets will be coordinated. 

Technology systems and infrastructure will be reconfigured and installed. Any problems that occur during the process will be taken care of.

The goal of move management is to ensure that the move is completed as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption to business operations, and within budget.

At Flow Office, we work with our clients every step of the way – from scoping out empty office spaces to the finishing touches and details. We ensure that the complete fit-out is the best it can be and fully meets the current needs and future goals of our clients. 

From 3D concept design through to completion, our team work on a detailed program of works to project manage the entire process, taking the stress away from the client. We manage all aspects of office fit-outs including flooring, partitioning, air-conditioning, electrics, plumbing and finally the furniture and seating.

Case study: Crane Payments

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For Crane Payments, we transformed a factory space into offices accommodating 50 staff. We created:

  • Two meeting rooms with a retractable partition
  • 3D printing room
  • Engineer’s office
  • Trio of testing labs
  • Kitchen
  • Breakout area

“Flow Office was the only company that could accommodate this at an excellent price. The project was flawless and the attention to detail from Lee was amazing. With full project management from start to finish I could focus my time on my own work.”

The process

1. Meet your Fit Out Manager
The first step involves meeting with a fit-out manager who will be responsible for overseeing the entire project.
2. Agree on the fit-out contract
After meeting your fit-out manager, the next step is to agree on the contract. This will include the scope of the work, budget, timeline and other details.
3. Design and Planning
The fit-out manager will then work with designers and architects to create a design that meets your requirements and aligns with your brand.
4. Construction and Installation
The construction and installation phase involves the physical transformation of the space, including the installation of new furniture, equipment, and technology systems.
5. Final Walk-through
Before the handover, a final walk-through will be conducted to ensure that everything has been installed and configured correctly and to the agreed standards.
6. Fit-Out Handover
The final step is the handover, where you will take possession of the newly fitted-out space and begin using it for your business operations.
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Office Fit Out Checklist

Office Fit Out Checklist

There’s a lot to remember when fitting out an office – especially for the first time. That’s why we put together this checklist. It includes everything you’ll need to turn your office into an amazing space.

Start your Office Fit-Out today!

Ready to take the first step towards transforming your workspace?  Request a quote today and let us help you bring your vision to life. Our team of experts will work with you to understand your specific needs and create a customised proposal that fits your budget and timeline.


An office fit-out encompasses everything in a new office interior from start to finish. It’s the process through which an interior office is made ready for daily use. The term can include a wide range of elements such as the electrical, mechanical, decorating and furnishing that is undertaken by the tenant when they lease the space from a developer or landlord.

Once these elements are in place, you need to think about how the space will be used. Because of the complexity of the process and the range of skills involved, most companies will choose to work with a professional office fit-out company. 

Before beginning an office fit-out project, there are important aspects to consider to ensure you will be able to see it through to the end and achieve the desired end result. These include:

  • Your budget and any contingencies
  • Who is involved in the project
  • The most important things that you want to get from your office
  • How you want your office design to make your team feel
  • The longevity of your space
  • The impact of Wellbeing on staff
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