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Three Trends To Follow For Co-Working Space Office Fit Outs

Over the last three or so years, there has been a huge rise in the popularity of shared offices, renting desks, and co-working spaces. As aspiring entrepreneurs, successful start-up owners and digital freelancers flock to these tech hotspots, it is important for office designers and fit out companies to take note. Offices are changing. Here are three trends that you’ll need to nail if you want to win that tender – featuring real life examples.

 

  1. Open Plan Fit Outs

 

Melbourne co-working space The Commons harbours multiple companies with full time space, as well floating desks for part time individuals in their 1600 sqm office fit out.

 

For fit outs like this, office designers have to take into account the specific set up and layout of work stations to accommodate the workspace for full time businesses using the office, as well as providing options for renting out workstations and desks for casual or part time individuals and small groups who also use the space.

 

  1. Meeting Rooms

 

One of the most significant differences between a standard office and a shared co-working office fit out is the number and sizes of the meeting rooms. Sydney office Fishburners currently has 170 different companies working out of their co-working offices.

 

Meeting rooms are often the most carefully detailed, designed and constructed offices for fit out companies, due to the fact that they are often where the congregations of the most senior company members take place.

 

Now imagine an office space with over a hundred different companies. Office fit outs for these locations regularly include dozens of meeting rooms and board rooms of different sizes, posing additional hurdles for fit out companies.

 

  1. Break Out Spaces

 

Co-working spaces aren’t just offices, they are communities. The collaborative and creative environment means that there is a huge social aspect amongst the office space. Inspire9 in Melbourne is a perfect example of this, with a huge break out area where the workers regularly meeting up for ping pong, drinks, and events.

 

This is another huge element for office designers to incorporate into their overall plan. As one of the most significant parts of the overall office fit out, it should be addressed with great detail to ensure the client is satisfied with the office.

Building The Inside Design Office – Interior Office Design

Hello and welcome back to our blog. Our past two posts on the Snapcracker project explored both the progress as well as the completion of their interior design and office fit out. We’ve decided to continue down that path and show our readers how we designed and built our own office located in Crows Nest – starting with the interior office design.

When we decided on this office in 2014, the previous owner was essentially using it solely as a storage space. Prior to commencing the office fit out, we needed to develop an interior office design that would allow us to efficiently use the floor space and create a modern, open plan office.

Our open plan office requirements were as follows

  • Four workstations
  • A central space for client meetings
  • A fully furnished breakout area
  • A small server room

The interior office design successfully addresses all of our requirements. We were able to fit the work stations, kitchen, and a large table for client meetings in an office with no internal full height partitions, allowing the office to maintain the desired open plan aesthetic.

You can see the original state of the office in the photos below, including the total space we had to work with for our design and fit out.

Our next blog will focus on the office fit out process, and include information and photos of our office as it is today.

 

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Snapcracker – Office Design & Fitout Update

Hello and welcome. For those who are new to our blog, we are Inside Design – a Sydney based office fitout company.

 

A few weeks ago we made our first blog post introducing you to one of our recent projects – an office design and fitout for Snapcracker, a research & development company located in Crows Nest.

 

We’ve recently completed their design and fitout and would like to give our readers an update on Snapcracker’s new office, as well as some photos of the unfurnished office space.

 

Snapcracker needed a complete office refurbishment, meaning we started with a blank canvas. The first step was to work with the client to create a complete design of what their office would look like. Working within a set budget, we managed to incorporate all of the client’s requirements into the design.

 

Those requirements included:
• two main, glass front offices
• an open plan working space
• a fully serviced kitchen
• a service room to facilitate printing &    communication systems
• all electrical, plumbing, carpeting, and tiling services
• joinery for the entire office

 

Here are some photos we took of the completed office fitout. We will be back soon with more posts featuring some of the new projects we are currently working on.

 

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker – Office Design & Fitout Progress

Hi – we are Inside Design, an office fitout company based in Sydney. Welcome to our very first blog post. The purpose of this blog is to show you what we do, and how we do it. We realised that having photos on our website and Facebook isn’t really enough. We want to use real projects for real clients, and document the progress of these projects – from start to finish.

 
We recently received an enquiry from Snapcracker, a research and strategy company based in Crows Nest, who were impressed by our website and our past work. Snapcracker were in need of a small office fitout for their Sydney location, and we met up with their team to put together an office design that met both their scope and budget.

 

While Snapcracker’s office space isn’t large, there were a lot of requirements that we needed to meet with our office design. This included necessary certification, custom joinery, and a new kitchen. Being a business that relies heavily on technology, we also had to carefully plan and incorporate a complete, end-to-end communication system into the small office fitout.

 

We put forth an office design that covered everything in the scope, and Snapcracker enthusiastically approved, and due to relatively strict timelines, we started moving forward with the office fitout immediately.

 

That pretty much leads us to right now, so here are some ‘in progress’ photos. You can come back and look at these when we make our next post in a couple of weeks featuring the finished Snapcracker job, and appreciate the full transformation.

 

We’ll be back soon to show you the finished project.

 

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

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