Space Planning and Audits are an assessment of how efficiently an existing space is utilised.
Effective space management assists occupiers in ensuring the space which they occupy continues to remain suitable for their business / institutional needs ensuring the relationships between staff and/or departments is adequately maintained for the needs of the business.
The purpose of space planning/audits is to determine how the current space is being used, establish where there are problems with over occupancy or shortages of space and to develop managed solutions to ensure the asset is fully utilised.
By carrying out an audit or space planning, it will aid occupiers to make the following decisions:
Is the current provision adequate for our needs?
Is re-assignment of the existing space necessary?
Do we need to consider disposal of surplus space?
Do we need to obtain further space or additional buildings to accommodate over-capacity?
The audit process will include the following:
By interview assessment and comparison with accepted standards.
Identify physical-use spare capacity.
Identify rooms which are overcrowded or otherwise falling below standards.
Record occupancy numbers of each room.
Recorded uses of each room.
List recommended changes.
The findings of the Audit process are recorded and presented in a detailed report which summarises the main conclusions. Recommendations as to future strategy are also provided.
OTHER SURVEYING SERVICES
In addition to Space Planning, we also offer the following services: