Office Design and
Retail Space Planning
We work with you to determine how your space is used
now and in the future
Office Design and Space Planning
According to the latest International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) research, nearly 70% of office workers now work in open-floor environments. With 50% of employees self-identifying as “introverts”, this workplace style leaves many employees feeling distracted, unproductive, overexposed and overwhelmed.
And with office space so expensive, whether you are renovating an existing office or moving to new premises, finding the right balance between an open or closed office design is paramount to employee welfare and performance.
There is no one size fits all.
Space planning has the ability to transform a tight, cramped office into a spacious workplace. It’s an integral part any office design project and involves analysing how your space is currently being used. This allows us to then create an office design that maximises the available space for the needs of your staff.
We consider every element in the mix – from growth plans and the needs of your business to legal requirements and IT infrastructure – because only with a bit of smart planning can you ensure that your business has the space to work in years to come.
We work with clients on their office design to determine how space is used now and in the future. We rigorously assess your space needs, looking at everything from storage requirements, departmental adjacencies and new ways of working.
Retail Space Planning
What exactly is retail space planning?
Space planning is an art and practice that refers to the manner in which you utilize the space in your store, and how you place your merchandise. It is about using your space efficiently to meet your sales goals and create a great retail experience for your customers. Retail space planning is concerned with factors such as store fixture layout, product placement, and cross-merchandising.
Why is space planning important?
- It ensures that you use your store efficiently. If you have a small store, for instance, you need to place your merchandise strategically so as to prevent your store from feeling cluttered; if the space feels too small and overloaded with products, the customer may feel uncomfortable and leave before exploring your store. There should be enough space for your customer to browse freely, and there should be enough space for your sales assistants to walk around and assist customers.
- It ensures that customers feel at home. One of the major concerns of space planning is the customer’s experience. Your goal as a retailer should be to ensure that the customer feels at home and that they are comfortable from the moment they walk into your store, to the moment they check out. Customers must be able to find what they are looking for easily and quickly.
- It can improve your revenue. Space planning has the potential to improve shopper spend and basket size. Strategic placement of your products will make it easy for your customers to find what they are looking for and discover something they never knew they needed!
A great customer experience can go a long way!
Panacea Design Services space planning consultancy is available to SME’s who are looking to get the best from their available office or retail space.
If you have a project that you’d like to discuss then please get in touch.