What to Consider When Building an Office Space in a Building That Doesn’t Offer the Amenities You Want

Over the years the types of amenities building tenants want and need have changed. If you are renovating an office space in an older Miami building, chances are good you will need to update the property to fit your needs. The good news is the sky’s (generally) the limit so long as you weigh the costs and benefits of what’s possible in relation to your goals.

Retrofitting an Outdated South Florida Office Space

Before getting to work on an office construction project you need to assess your priorities. Here are some areas to keep in mind.

  • Functionality – A well-designed office space can improve productivity and enhance workplace satisfaction. Just consider the difference between working in a drab, outdated space compared to a bright and open design. New and improved can make all the difference, and it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be limited by the property’s existing form. Walls can come down and an entirely new shell can be built.

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing – Though perhaps less glamorous, MEP is essential for office comfort (and complying with code requirements). How’s the building’s HVAC system? Does it have a chiller? A modern HVAC system is an in-demand office amenity that’s here to stay.

  • Code compliance and building rules – When upgrading an office building, it’s also important to keep code top of mind. Most renovations will require some updates to comply with current code standards, and buildings also have their own set of rules for vendors or construction.

As you evaluate the costs and benefits of upgrading an older office building to have the amenities you desire, keep some of these key areas in mind and don’t hesitate to call us at Seacoast Construction with questions. We’ll give you honest professional opinions and honest pricing on what it will take to achieve your goals.

 

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