Office Design and Build

35 years of experience

Over 1,300 projects completed

10 million sq ft transformed

Carbon neutral since 2023

With over 35 years of experience designing and constructing commercial offices across the country, our team brings unparalleled expertise to every project.

At Office Principles, our collaborative in-house professionals work hand-in-hand with industry-leading architects, quantity surveyors, project managers, and office interior design specialists.

By combining our decades of experience with the latest innovations in sustainable office building design, we deliver outstanding, customised workspaces for each client.

Delivering both CAT A and CAT B office fit out and office refurbishment projects successfully across the UK, with over 35 years’ experience in office build delivery.

All our projects at Office Principles are based around four key cornerstones – design coordination, cost certainty, project delivery and health and safety.

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Design coordination

Seamless design coordination is critical in bringing any office vision to life and ensuring a smooth and successful build. By maintaining open and constant communication and collaboration with all stakeholders throughout the entire pre-construction and construction phases, our experienced team is able to proactively identify any potential design or construction issues very early on in the process.

This allows us to swiftly develop and implement practical, innovative solutions to mitigate these risks and keep the complex office design and build project moving forward right on schedule and within budget.

Cost certainty

We recognise that having accurate, realistic project costing and pricing in place from the very start is the essential foundation for establishing trust and productive working relationships between us and our clients.

Through decades of hands-on experience estimating and quoting thousands of office design & build projects of all sizes and scopes, we have honed and perfected a completely transparent and meticulous estimating approach.

Our goal with every comprehensive project quote is to provide our clients with completely open, honest, and realistic pricing right from day one, avoiding unwelcome surprises down the line.

Project delivery

In order to ensure smooth, on-time project delivery that meets our unwavering standards and quality, we carefully hand select and vet each and every supplier and subcontractor partner who will contribute to the build.

We look after everything from initial workplace consultancy, to essential details like office risk assessment and health and safety.

We work tirelessly to deliver every single design and build project on time and, over the last 3 years, we have completed 78% of our office construction projects ahead of schedule – saving our clients valuable time and money.

Stephen Parsons, Group Managing Director

Health and safety

Upholding rigorous health and safety practices, risk management, and accident prevention is central to our commercial office building design process. We actively and consistently follow all established safe working procedures, safety guidelines, and current statutory provisions across every project.

Our experienced in-house safety team is also supplemented by a dedicated group of independent safety auditors who regularly evaluate and inspect our office build sites. The valuable data gathered from these comprehensive risk assessment audits is then carefully analysed and used to continuously improve our proactive office site health and safety performance, compliance, and training programs on an ongoing basis.

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Creating a space that whole-heartedly encompasses our brand values is a monumental moment for our brand.

Melanie Marsden, Co-Founder

Office Design and Build Frequently Asked Questions

What is office design and build?

Office design and build refers to the comprehensive process of designing, planning, and constructing custom commercial office spaces. This includes architecture, interiors, M&E services, fittings, furnishings, and more.

What is the process to an office design and build?

Office Principles collaborative design and build process includes:

1. Conceptualising and workspace planning
2. Design coordination
3. Cost estimating
4. Vetting and appointing contractor partners
5. Managing construction
6. Installation of finishes and fittings
7. Handover and aftercare

Office Principles collaborate at every stage to ensure smooth project delivery.

What are the benefits of an office design and build?

Key benefits over traditional construction include:

  • Single point of accountability
  • Seamless coordination between design and construction
  • Expert project management from concept to completion
  • Cost and time savings
  • Minimised risks with aligned stakeholder goals
  • Customised offices perfected to client specifications

How much does office design and build cost?

Costs vary significantly based on factors like office size, materials, furnishings, layout changes, etc. Office Principles provide customised quotes tailored to your specific project after learning more.

Our clients find the investment pays dividends through increased efficiency and employee retention.

How long does office design and build take?

You can expect an average project to take 8-14 weeks for standard renovations up to 10,000 sq. ft., with larger projects taking up to 6 months in order to facilitate structural works and elements.

Office Principles take care to deliver on time with minimal disruption to your business.