How to create an agile workplace and adopt the ethos

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Post lockdown despite Elon’s diktats, working practices and the office have shifted shape to accommodate a workforce and philosophy ignited in the crucible of change – the enforced lockdowns. The new hybrid workforce it seems is here to stay at least for the short term as the virus is still active, adapting, mutating and likely […]

How to produce an interior design brief for design & fit out

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A simple guide through the process of choosing a design & fit out partner for your office interior project. When researching potential contractors or designers for your project it soon may become apparent that the process can be a little frustrating. A lot of the larger contractors are only really interested in minimum values of […]

What is the difference between Cat A & Cat B fit Outs?

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There is no universal or absolute definition of ‘Shell and Core’, ‘Category A’ or ‘Category B’ fit outs. However the following definitions describe what can be assumed to be included: Shell and Core The building is completed to the following specification: Complete fit out of reception / entrance halls, staircases, communal areas, toilets, lifts and […]

What does an office fit out cost?

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While there is no definitive answer as to the costs of an office fit out, there certainly are a range of aspects to be considered. This can often be too general or inaccurate to assist in decision making – after all, your project will be unique, defined & based on factors such as size, location […]

Post Covid Office Design

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What does the future hold in terms of design, space planning & opportunities?

An increasingly large number of people are concerned about what the office market and office design will look like post COVID-19. Only being a few weeks into the North American shutdown, we are observing several trends.

This is not the death of the office

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This pandemic will not be the death knell for the office, though we at Select Interiors think that there will be changes both in the culture of work and the actual space.