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Top 4 Fit Out Industry Trends

20.05.2017

Top 4 Fit Out Industry Trends

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  1.  Design teams are opting to appoint specialist fit out contractors like mac-interiors for both tenant and landlord fit out works for the following reasons:
  • The level of quality demanded by clients has become very high as a result of the talent wars, and requires a nuance and a finesse that only comes with experience of interiors
  • Buildings are often occupied and so require a light touch with lots of communication with existing tenants and building managers
  • The concentration of fit out work is mainly in city centre locations, requiring the ability to plan for the logistics challenges associated with materials in and out
  • Because time is money in the commercial real estate business, all programmes are very tight
  • An ability to analyse constructability of designs in the context of the constraints of often old buildings is a key requirement
  • Experience of supply chain and procurement in relation to specified FF&E is required to ensure these short programme dates are met
  1.  Fit outs are becoming more complex as landlords and asset managers buy up older buildings in the city and invest to achieve Grade A rating. For CAT A works there is always a requirement for civil and structural works packages to be managed as part of the overall fit out.
  2.  Building owners need an approved and recognised contractor to carry out their works, they can use this as a selling point for the lettable areas when they are complete. Often they will use the branding of the contractor on their marketing literature and banners to convey a message of quality.
  3.  Many more projects are pursuing LEED, BREEAM and WELL certification. These projects require managers with qualifications such as LEED AP to manage the accreditation process.

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