Office fit-out experts 

In order to improve workplace wellbeing - and impress your visitors - you need a well-designed office that’s tailored especially for an ambitious business like yours. 

We have 15 years of experience of delivering office fit-out Manchester, Warrington and across the North West, designing, managing and completing projects that range in size and budget. We also offer a turnkey and office relocation service, allowing you to transition seamlessly from your existing office to a new space.

Understand the way we work

We listen to your goals and needs to form our work strategy and to create an innovative design that improves your business’s performance. In addition to the plans and the designs, we produce a detailed schedule of works, which explains each element of the office fit-out, including the ceilings, partitions, lighting, decoration, furniture, and more.

When you come to us, you’re not only going to receive advice from our interior design experts and craftsmen – you’ll experience a balanced combination of creativity and practicality.

Let us manage your office fit-out

Our dedicated team take full responsibility for your fit-out project and we deliver on both time and budget, giving you maximum peace of mind. Throughout the fit-out process, we aim to provide honest and proactive reporting; we listen to your feedback, and use it to help us adapt and evolve in our creativity and innovation.

Working with us means you can devote more time and energy on your company whilst we take care of your office fit-out project.

Get to know the team

Officeinsight are based in Manchester and offer specialist commercial interior projects such as office fit-out, refurbishment and furniture. We offer a specialist office fit-out service that brings together our expertise and flair in design, fit-out, furniture, and post-project support. Our team is made up of skilled and accredited contractors, and a dedicated project manager, who work together to give you a clear line of communication from the start of the project to the end.

Click here to view one of our most recent office fit-out projects.

Drop us a line

No matter the nature of your office fit-out project, whether you need us to design from scratch or provide timely office refurbishments, get in touch today and our team is always on-hand to help.    

Frequently Asked Office Fit Out Questions

Looking at investing in a new office space? Not sure where to start? Worry not as we answer your most asked questions below!

An office fit out is the process of designing and transforming an empty office space into an office which is fit for purpose. Companies will typically undertake a fit out project when they move to a new office or if business needs change and their current space no longer serves their current and future requirements. There are a number of benefits that can be reaped through completing a fit out project such as better talent acquisition and retention rates but also improved efficiency and well-being.

There are three types of fit out; shell and core, Category A and Category B, let's look at each in more detail:

Shell & Core

A developer may complete a building without any type of interior fit out. In this case you will be left with the empty shell of an office with exposed concrete ceilings and wiring with only communal areas finished to any particular standard. A Category A or B fit out will be necessary in this scenario in order to turn your office into an environment which can meet your needs.

Category A

You will need a category A fit out if only the shell & core of your building has been completed or your building infrastructure is no longer fit for your business needs. ‘Cat A’ fit outs only cover your basic needs such as:

  • Mechanical and electrical services – i.e. network cable wiring, power outlets etc.
  • Basic internal finishes such as floor coverings and ceilings.
  • Fire safety features such as alarms and extinguishers

A category A is typically what a landlord would complete to be able to let or sell a space to a new occupier. This enables each occupier to complete a Category B fit out to their own requirements. 

Category B

A ‘Cat B’ fit out is where a company designs and builds a space around their specific requirements. No two office fit out projects are the same and therefore a Cat B fit out gives a company the flexibility to design a space as they wish.

Cat B fit outs would normally include:

  • Power and data installations
  • Partitions and doors
  • Bespoke joinery such as meeting booths and bars
  • Breakout and kitchen spaces
  • Brand signage and detailing
  • Modifications to existing lighting and HVAC systems
  • Meeting and collaborative areas
  • Specialist lighting and AV equipment
  • Furniture and flooring/carpeting

This is not a comprehensive list by any means and each of these fittings can be of a varying standard, from functional to bespoke, tailored to your business requirements depending on your budget. A ‘Cat B’ fit out is an opportunity to create a space which truly reflects your company’s vision and branding, incorporating design elements which can maximise productivity meanwhile nurturing employee wellbeing and ensuring your employees won’t want to go home!

You can expect to pay anywhere in the region of £15 to £50 per sq. ft. depending on the type of office fit out and the finish your business requires. The best way to really understand how much your vision will cost to deliver is by talking to one of our Project Directors. Financing a fit out can also be tricky, however lease financing offers the perfect way to maintain working capital whilst ensuring your vision isn't limited by current cashflow restrictions.

The best way to initiate the fit-out process is to contact us for a chat so we can understand your business needs and advise you on the next steps. Whether your priorities are wellbeing, company culture, employee retention, productivity or all of the above our talented team are on hand to transform your vision into a tangible space, delivering the greatest ROI.

We find many of our clients consult a few fit-out companies in order to find a design team who can fully embrace and understand your business needs.

There isn’t really an answer to how long a fit out takes as each project is different. Depending on the scope and standard of finish your project will typically take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to complete.

There are several stages prior to commencing fit out works, such as design, sign off, pre-contracts and the creation of construction drawing pack. These stages are vital in creating a space which reflect your vision but also ensures the smooth delivery of your new offices.

check out our latest Office Fit-Out Manchester & North West case studies