Mercury Studios are office space planning specialists; it is our core business and a service that we have been successfully providing for many years. Our experience allows us to design workspaces that work for their users and we can help whether you are looking to totally re-plan your office with new furniture, or are looking to minimize expense and re-use your existing furniture in an improved layout.

Our space planning service can also help with implementing alternative working systems, such as desk hotelling, hotdesking and homeworking as well as implementing touchdown and breakout zones. These can help to ensure that your office space is used to its maximum efficiency, and can even help to promote communication and interaction amongst staff, helping to make your business more efficient.

We can help no matter what size your budget is and can provide you with a series of options ranging from minimal disruption (and cost) plans through to a total workplace transformation. We can tailor our service to your needs and budget and so can help whatever size your project.

Through using our office design services, we can ensure that you make the most of your space. If you have an office currently, and are looking to improve the layout or appearance, then we would begin with a full site survey. This involves us carrying out a measured building survey of your office space and then drawing this information up via a CAD (Computer Aided Design) package. This drawing would include all key features of your space, such as partitions, windows, doors, radiators, etc and is measured using a laser tape measure to ensure accuracy. If you are looking to re-use any of your existing furniture, this would also be measured and drawn on to the CAD plan; so that you have an accurate record of what is where and how much space you have available. We can then begin our office design service, where we analyze where you have wasted space and how to make the most of your layout and furniture.

If you are starting fresh, our office design service again begins with ensuring we have an accurate set of CAD plans of the building, but then we would discuss what you are hoping to gain from the space; showing you different types of furniture, and even different ways of working (such as touchdown spaces, quite booths, etc). We can then work these in the CAD plans, showing you various options as to how your office design would work. We can show you images of furniture types most suitable for your scheme and even recommend suppliers.

We use the latest CAD software to provide a drafting service that is second to none. Whether you need alterations making to existing plans, or new plans to be drawn up from scratch we can do it. We are able to scan in and convert paper plans, or conduct a site survey using laser measuring devices to produce perfect “as existing” plans of your site.

We are able to carry out a range of drafting services including Architectural and Space Planning and can also offer 3D CAD modeling. We are also able to convert CAD plans to PowerPoint or PDF format plans to allow for viewing without the need for CAD software, and we can also offer a printing service up to size A0.

Our office interior design service can totally transform your working environment. We are fully independent and so can specify from all furniture manufactures and ranges, and we can produce interior design reports showing color schemes, samples, and photographic examples so that you can ensure you get the best out of your office.

We can even produce a 3D model and a series of rendered near photographic quality images of the proposed scheme and show you options with different color schemes, finishes, flooring types and furniture; ensuring that you know what your finished scheme will look like, before going ahead with it.

We are able to take any 2D CAD plan and convert it to a 3D CAD model, or alternatively produce a 3D model from scratch. 3D CAD models allow you to view your office from any angle, and allow you to experiment with your building, letting you remove walls, make new offices, and try out your new layout before going ahead with any building works. We can render the 3D model in order to produce a series of near photographic quality images, allowing you to experiment with alternative furniture or finishes, and we can then use these to produce a CD or web based presentation. This can be a particularly useful sales tool, both when selling office space and informing staff of proposed changes.

We are fully independent and so are able to give unbiased advice on any furniture product to suit your needs. We have contacts within the furniture industry and so can either arrange quotes on your behalf, or pass their details on to you, so that you know you are getting the best deal.

We can produce reports with samples and examples to help you choose the style and finish of your furniture and we can even design custom furniture to make your office truly unique. Through using our space planning service you can be sure that the new furniture will fit and make the best use of the space that you have.

A space audit looks at every aspect of your usable office space and analysis how to make the best use of it. Through looking at heating, lighting, power and data supplies, circulation routes and staff density we can highlight problem areas, show any under-utilized spaces and ensure that your office is safe and efficient. We can also include information as to how much space each of your teams occupy, allowing you to compare the square footage per person per department; this is particularly useful for facilities managers needing to charge departments for their office space.

We also produce office planning reports that give detailed information about your office design, explaining how best to lay out and maintain your working environment. Our reports contain links to suppliers, example images and all the technical information you need to ensure you get the best from your space.