The delivery stage could include physical changes to your workplace, a fit out of a new space, a refurbishment in occupation or a relocation. Make sure you plan well in advance for any big changes.

Plan ahead

  • Work out an indicative programme early on

    It'll help you to have some deadlines in mind. They don't have to be set in stone, but they'll keep you on track.

  • Factor in the holidays and commitments of your key stakeholders

    Your managing director won't appreciate his holiday being interrupted because he needs to sign something by last Friday.

  • Think about how you might go about the move process

    You don't have to make any decisions now, but it's worth thinking about how moving into your new office will tie in to moving out of your old one. Will you have to occupy the new space while the fit out works are in progress?

A credible office design and fit out company will provide a highly detailed Gantt chart that illustrates every step of the fit out project schedule. This will also highlight lead-in times, especially for big ticket items such as IT and furniture.