Title: future demands for office space
Level: Final assignment for Bachelor Degree in Facility Management
Author: Rickard Blomkvist & Nils Wilander
Supervisor: Lars Steiner
Aim: to examine how property owners can develop their properties to suit modern business needs and requirements of the office space they rent. Although the property owners should reason for their commercial properties will be attractive to the market. Investigate how a modern office looks like and in what are the trends?
- What should property owners do to meet the new requirements of modern businesses place on the premises?
- How does the new work in the companies they use their premises?
- What is a good office today?
Method: we used qualitative interviews to get answers to the issues.
Conclusion: Today's office buildings have to be flexible so they can be adapted to the current tenant. Market mobility is high and the property owner must be prepared for tenants leaving. This requires that the office property must be modern well-planned so that they can adapt to new users without too high costs.
The fact, that it is possible to have the workplace outside the office, the company needs to analyze how well they use the office space they rent. Studies show that many offices have a very low utilization level, which means savings opportunities appear. The way the offices are used has changed a lot, when companies are working on a project basis to a greater extent. This requires that spaces for project teams are available.
A good work place has an open solution with access to conference room, smaller meeting rooms and telephone base. Premises should be bright, well-silencing and maintain a pleasant climate. There should be natural forums where staff can meet and talk. Moreover, it is essential that the work place premises are well adapted for its operations, organization and image.
Key words: Office premises, office building, office development, working environment, image
2012. , 42 p.