Taking care to plan your commercial building is essential, ensuring you consider all elements including commercial building plans.
Commercial buildings need to be specifically designed to accommodate the needs of the business. One of the ways to do this is by preparing an appropriate floor plan.
Does your business require multi-purpose spaces? Is this something that you could potentially consider?
Finding ways for the spaces of your commercial building to serve multiple purposes is a great way to reduce cost and help save space for future expansion.
Are you doubling up on identical spaces? If you have multiple rooms or areas that can easily be used for the same purpose, it’s worth considering how important it is to have more than one.
For example, do you need several separate office areas, or can this be consolidated into one main floor space with a couple of break out rooms?
Another important factor to consider is that rooms that require plumbing are situated in close proximity, as this makes it easier for construction purposes and ultimately reduce the cost for you of additional pipe work etc.
Think carefully about how you want employees and customers to walk through the building. You want to ensure there is ample lighting and open spaces so, you visitors don’t feel confined into small spaces.
Consider where would and wouldn’t be appropriate to close rooms off and think about the ease of access to each area of the building. This includes thinking about the size of common areas and walkways to reduce the amount of foot traffic in one place.
For businesses that sell physical products storage will be a must, however, you shouldn’t overload your commercial building with storage spaces.
This is because it will ultimately reduce the amount of space you have available for more critical aspects of your business.
You need to carefully plan how much stock you need to hold and work with your construction manager to determine the most effective methods of storage. This makes sure you utilise the space in the best way possible. Keep on top of ordering but make sure not to over order – even when there’s offers on bulk stock! The last thing you want is stock overflowing from the stock room.
At King Builders we have over 40+ years’ experience in transforming commercial properties, including the planning and construction.
You can find out more here about how we can help you. Our team has the knowledge to help guide and advise you throughout your project, including how to achieve the most incredible transformations in the most cost-effective way.
If you need any help with your own commercial building, we are confident that we will be able to assist you. Simply get in touch and we can get a conversation started!