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Office Refurbishment

An office refurbishment requires skills, experience and a user-focused strategy. This kind of project has the power to truly transform a workspace, which is why it’s so important to carefully research the services and contractors available so that your office remodelling goes to plan.

Office refurbishment in Liverpool and Manchester

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An office refurbishment has the potential to be about much more than just improving the conditions of a space or updating its look. An office refurb is your opportunity to embrace modern trends, meet today’s requirements and introduce more diverse work settings and technology without the commitment of a complete relocation or office fit out.

So, whether you want a new colour scheme, additional storage or to rethink the layout of the space to facilitate things like agile working, we recommend speaking to a specialist. An expert will have an informative website with examples of recent work and you should be able to find some positive reviews of them online. The best office refurbishment companies will get to know your business first, before applying their skills to create a bespoke solution that accommodates your budget and aspirations.

We apply all of this as part of our expert approach to office refurbishment, which is why we have become the trusted design partner for many leading businesses in Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral and across the North West.


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What to expect from Penketh Group's office refurbishment services

  • A site survey is the minimum levels of research we would conduct for any new project however, we are also able to hold workshops to evaluate your current workspace. Observation techniques, conversations and photographic surveys are used to analyse behaviour, company culture, approaches to work and internal communication to inform the refurb process.
  • Assigned Interior Designer/Workplace Strategist who will use their knowledge and expertise to carry out expert space planning, design and product recommendations. Many of the people who will be working on your project have over 20 years’ experience.
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  • Extensive industry research to gather insights and inspiration which will inform your bespoke designs and product portfolio.
  • Designated Account Manager to manage every single step along the way, ensure a seamless process and liaise with a network of sub-contractors so you only have to deal with one go-to point of contact.
  • Expert supply and installation of furniture, AV, technology and any other office accessories.
  • An Assess & Reuse audit to establish if any of your existing furniture could be repurposed. Not only will this make the process more environmentally responsible by reducing waste, it also has great cost-saving benefits to add value to your refurb.

To find out more about our office refurbishment services, get in touch and speak with one of our experienced workspace strategists.

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Your workplace refurb essentials checklist

  • Know when it’s the right time
    If you’re experiencing a dip in staff engagement and productivity or your office is lacking the spaces and technology your staff need, it’s time to refurb.

  • Define your aims and objectives
    Whether it’s more privacy or facilities to cater for more collaborative work, you need to be clear on what you want to get out of your new workspace.

  • Set out a clear budget
    Have honest conversations about what you can realistically afford internally then be sure to communicate this with your project partner(s).

  • Pick out the perfect partner
    Experience, compliance and the management of a network of sub-contractors are just some of the benefits of partnering with a professional.

Why our customers would recommend our office refurbishment services:

  • We take the time to get to know how your business ticks, your objectives and requirements and to identify any workplace issues you might be facing to inform our user-centric approach.
  • We offer the most extensive range of furniture products outside of London to expand the offering for office refurbishment in Manchester and Liverpool.
  • You will be assigned a dedicated Project Manager who will act as your single point of contact to make the project as smooth and simple as possible.
  • Our dedicated team are committed to working out of hours to ensure minimal disruption to your business.
  • Thanks to our strong relationships with over 100 manufacturers, we are able to offer extremely competitive prices to add value to your project.
  • We stay on top of industry trends and the latest research which we document in our Knowledge Centre.


Frequently asked questions


What is the difference between office refurbishment and fit out?

An office fit out is about designing and creating a brand new space, while a refurbishment is more about rethinking the aesthetic or function of an existing space. So, as you can see, although fit out and refurbishment are two phrases which are commonly used interchangeably, they actually have different processes and objectives. Refurb and fit out can be carried out the by the same company but will sometimes require separate specialists.


How long does an office refurb take?

As a rough guide, we suggest the average office refurbishment can take anything from 6-12 weeks. However, the length of time it takes to complete a refurb will very much depend on the size of the building, the scale of the project and the level of fit out and design that is involved. There are processes before and after, surrounding the actual hands-on work which are encompassed in timescales such as briefing, choosing finishes, site visits and snagging.


How much does it cost?

A typical refurb can cost anywhere between £10-15 per sq. ft to around £50 per sq. ft depending on the specification and size of the project. For some people, it might just be a case of refreshing their soft furnishings but for others, it might involve more intensive interior design and office refurbishment fit out elements. It’s important to work with a specialist who will ensure your project stays within budget and manage expectations accordingly.


How to start a refurb project?

One of our top tips for refurb success is to start by speaking to a workspace expert. They will be placed to advise you on things like trends, timescales, costing and the solutions required to respond to your unique requirements. Once you have done that, you can then start to think about how you want the space to look and feel in terms of design and furniture, then also how you’d like it to perform in terms of layout and technology.


What is involved in an office refurbishment?

Office refurbishments look different for every customer or business, depending on the services they require, the budget they are working with and the workplace issues they are looking to address through things like interior design, furniture and technology. Typically though, a refurbishment mainly involves the more aesthetic and decorative elements such as colour scheme, branding, wall decor, furniture, accessories and overall look and feel of the space.


Will it disrupt my business?

With the right contractors and partner, an office refurbishment can be carried out, as your business continues its operations, with minimal to no disruption. As part of our leading office refurbishment services in Liverpool, Manchester and across the North West, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring any workspace transformation project you undergo is as minimally disruptive to your staff and ‘business as usual’ as possible. We do this by offering value added services such as out-of-hours working and tailored access schedules.

Whether you’re still browsing for inspiration or ready to give us a full project brief, our experts are ready to listen.

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