An office fit out is the end-to-end process of making an internal space suitable for occupation and work. The creation of a fully functional workspace environment is a process that is divided into two categories: Cat A and Cat B. At Cobra, we offer both Cat A and Cat B fit outs, to help you see your office space construction through from beginning to end.
As leading specialists in building refurbishment, building maintenance, reactive maintenance, and planned property maintenance, you can rest assured that with Cobra, you are in good hands. Our team of experts will work closely with you to design, plan, and implement your Cat A and Cat B fit outs, and execute the perfect vision you have for your building.
A Cat A fit out is the transformation of an empty concrete shell, usually a large empty space, into an environment that is almost ready for work. Cat A fit outs are the transformation of an empty concrete space into a working space; everything from the installation of facilities and raising the flooring, to creating team breakout areas, meeting rooms, and individual workstations.
While there is no concrete definition of what a Cat A fit out entails exactly, the following are usually included in your Cat A fit out:
Raised floors and suspended ceilings, with a basic finish
Basic mechanical and electrical services
Fire detection services and smoke alarms
Air-conditioning and ventilation
Basic internal finishes
Category B fit-out
Think of a Cat A fit out as a basic blank canvas. It has everything you need to get ready and create the perfect workspace for you and your team, but it is still blank. It’s the working foundation. A Cat B fit out is everything else that is required for your team to move into the workspace and start working. Since there are a lot of features of workspaces that will be tailored specifically to your company, the Cat B fit out is the time where we will implement these additions. Space planning and workplace consultancy are often done before any design work is started to get a feel of how employees are using their desks, meeting rooms and other office spaces to ensure that the new design is a suitable fit for the workforce.
Things that are usually included in a Cat B fit out are:
Fully fitted kitchens and non-communal office amenities
Partitioning; including meeting rooms, offices, and breakout spaces
If you are rebuilding your office space and need comprehensive Cat A and Cat B fit outs, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will work with you and your company to ensure that your new office space is designed with you and your employees in mind.
Cat B fit outs can vary depending on what you negotiate and what your workspace needs. Some larger companies will require a full, very comprehensive set up while some smaller businesses may only need some partitions and tea points, alongside a carpet.
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