Skansen offers a seamless service for quality office fit-outs, refurbishments and relocation projects through our Direct Client Services team, Skapare (The Swedish word for creator).
We provide a single point of contact and guide clients through the entire process, from building appraisal to relocation and occupation. We believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to office design services and interior design.
Each work space design project is unique, so we work hard to ensure we supply the best dedicated team. We work with a diverse and innovative range of design houses to meet our clients’ design and budgetary expectations.
Our experience and track record as a main contractor means we know what is buildable and deliverable within our clients’ budgets – we won’t present any designs unless we are sure they are both physically and commercially viable.
Our ‘turnkey’ solution incorporates all aspects of the office design, build and fit-out process from start to finish. We deliver inspirational workspaces and this requires a high level of commitment together with meticulous planning, preparation and an attention to detail second to none when it comes to the actual construction.
We undertake an initial workplace appraisal and feasibility study to determine how much space you really need for your office design, evaluating your particular requirements for storage, breakout areas, meeting rooms, audio-visual requirements, air-conditioning, IT and kitchens.
At this stage, we also run a comparison against your short-listed new office spaces, taking into account not only ‘best fit’ but also flexibility of services, cost and timescales, and let you know how you can reduce the impact on the environment of any works carried out.
Concept design sets the overall feel and standard for the new office. Departmental space standards and adjacencies are planned together with the office interior design. We present our inspirational work place design concepts and finishes in line with your branding expectations using 3D visuals and rendered floor plans.
This stage also includes an online feedback and survey process, through which you can gather and provide your insights on our office design proposals.
Modifications to building services such as air conditioning, plumbing, sprinklers and electrical services can often account for more than half the construction costs. Some alterations, depending on the chosen building, are required by law.
Detailed design is the preparation of all design information for subsequent construction. This includes drafting drawings for mechanical and electrical services, IT services, joinery, partitioning, ceilings and structural works.
Detailed design also incorporates sign-off of specifications for finishes such as flooring, ironmongery and wall-coverings.
This stage of the office design & build process generally involves co-ordination of all site surveys, preparation of Statutory (Building Regulation/Planning Consent) and Landlord approvals and preparation of detailed programmes for pre-construction and construction.
It also comprises co-ordinating all the specialist IT, audio-visual and mechanical services teams, preparing all the initial project costs, coordinating supplier and trade contractor tendering and preparing and submitting cost plans.
No two clients operate in the same way and as one of the best office fit out companies London we know that every company has its own unique configuration when it comes to ICT. Supported by specialist consultants, our design and build team will advise you on the technologies available today as well as provide scope to allow for advances in the future, ensuring a tailor-made solution designed to complement the building infrastructure and plan for the new office.
Furniture consultancy is a key part of any relocation, whether buying new or taking your existing furniture with you. Unlike other office design and build companies, Skansen is not tied to any particular suppliers, so our consultants (if required) are totally impartial and have access and purchasing power across the entire market.
Fit-out, by its nature, is a fast-track construction process, so careful furniture coordination during project planning and the pre-construction phases are vital if the project is to run smoothly.
Perhaps the most intense phase of the fit out and relocation process. We can oversee and manage your entire relocation process ensuring your business is up and running with no impact to your first day operational requirements, bringing in the right expertise often during the office design and planning stages of the fit-out process.
We have built our reputation as a principal contractor and we are renowned for our high levels of quality and service. Our construction team, made up of more than twenty contracts and site managers, is responsible for not only ensuring your project is completed on time and on budget, but also safely and to the highest possible quality.
The construction team co-ordinates each phase of work, reports back on a weekly basis on budgets and programme, ensures a high quality of workmanship and is in regular contact with landlords and local authorities. The team has a commitment not to hand over the project until the client is totally satisfied.
Our contract and site managers are responsible for all day-to-day activities on site. They oversee site set-up, landlord liaison, management of all specialist trades and suppliers, quality management and health and safety management.
With the construction works finished on site our relationship does not just end here.
After care service is about being on hand to make changes, fix faults and develop concepts regardless of size, value or nature and this is often how clients judge the success of their workspace project and the on-going partnership with Skansen.
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