When you’re upgrading, refreshing or otherwise refurbishing an existing Office, Hospital or University, there are certain logistical considerations to keep in mind.

If your work environment needs to remain operational while refurbishment is taking place, a staged approach is best. But you’ll need to be organised if you’re going to minimise disruption to employees, customers, students, visitors or patients.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you’re planning a staged refurbishment.

  • Determine the stages of the project well ahead of time. Logistics need to be worked out carefully to reduce the impact of the renovation on your business. Make sure you think the project through from different perspectives, including your staff, management, contractors and customers. Rushing to pull everything together at the last minute can lead to mistakes, reduced productivity and damage to your bottom line. This is especailly important in the midst of COVID-19 working environments and its restrictions.
  • Create a project timeline and hold regular progress meetings if not  in person, then remotely to check on progress. While you can’t plan for everything, communication is the key to any successful office refurbishment – by keeping everyone in the loop you can make sure everything continues to run smoothly.
  • Hire someone experienced to project manage your staged office refurbishment for you. Staged office refurbishments are much easier when you have someone on board who has experience and can advise you on any potential pitfalls that might be lying in wait.

While there are a lot of logistics involved, it’s entirely possible to manage a staged refurbishment and get great results without too much disruption. 

Take a look at this project Formula Interiors completed during the end of term and over Christmas for QUT B & Z Block. This staged project involved the refurbishment of common areas and lift lobbies with new wall and floor coverings, new classrooms, feature timber joinery and bench seating throughout, as well as new auto doors at two ground floor entries.

If you’re looking at implementing a staged refurbishment and need some help, get in touch with Formula Interiors today.