No matter the size of your office fit-out or refurbishment project — a project manager will be your biggest ally at every step, making the entire process easier and smoother from start to finish. Below are a few ways a fit-out project manager will help dial down the drama in your office fit-out project.
Why You Should Appoint a Project Manager
As a professional adviser with construction expertise, a project manager can guide you through the entire process. They possess in-depth knowledge of all aspects of commercial fit-out and management, allowing them to oversee everything from the selection of finishes to completion in full, on time and in budget. In short, they will keep all key aspects of the project up and running without you needing to be involved.
Stay on Budget
When not planned efficiently and executed effectively, a fit-out project can quickly run over budget. A project management firm is engaged from conception to completion of the project and will guide the design steps to make sure the project is designed to the company’s budget and then monitor the costs during construction to ensure the project stays on budget. A project manager also ensures proper scheduling and planning, helping the job stay on time and on track.
There are various people, personalities, and duties that come with an office fit-out job. To maintain communication between all these important players and to cut down on confusion and mixed messages, the project manager serves as a single point of contact between them and you. Unexpected challenges and changes are bound to crop up on any project, and the manager will communicate between the parties and resolve these concerns. They are the customer’s champion; they always represent what is in the customer’s best interest.
An office fit-out project is often a significant investment for a company. An office is crucial to establishing culture in a company, attracting talent, and impressing visitors. For a lot of people, this may be the first time they have ever undertaken a fit-out project, so they are inexperienced and afraid of the unknown. All of this can load up stress on the customer during an office fit-out project. Having a project management firm, who will manage every aspect will be a valued trusted adviser to give guidance and support during the entire process, can really reduce the stress level.
Enjoy all the benefits and peace of mind that come with engaging a fit-out company who will manage every aspect of your office fit-out. Accolade has been serving the UK since 1995. We offer fit-out project planning and management and will expertly orchestrate every aspect of the job.