Space Planning

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.


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Tony IbbotsonLee Baron Ltd Manchester

Peacock Stevens have continued to deliver a pro-active and professional service during the years that I have worked with them. Their communication throughout the process is excellent, delivering the projects in an efficient and timely manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service.

Steve DooganCapreon

We have appointed Peacock Stevens on numerous projects ranging from retail conversions and extensions to large-scale petrol filling station developments. They have continuously delivered in terms of their professional and diligent approach, and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Northhold Group

I recently used Peacock Stevens when looking to purchase a new house. In the end I instructed two surveys as the depth and quality of the report on the first property identified defects that would have meant significant costs to me, meaning I did not proceed.

I am pleased that my second choice was defect free and the quality and detail in the survey was again of the highest standard.

Mrs Frances Hilton

Peacock Stevens recently carried out an RICS Building Survey for me on a house I was looking to purchase. The report was thorough and detailed but was also easy to understand. We are very happy in our new home.

Mr S Davenport

An excellent and comprehensive report and we will take heed of its findings. We are proceeding with the purchase and hopefully all will go according to plan. Thank you and with best wishes

Dr John Taylor-Robinson


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