When businesses look at commercial architecture, they will want to make sure the buildings offer the right amenities. This is vital for ensuring their staff will be comfortable. There are a number of things that are must have. Then, there are others that are a wonderful extra. Below we want to look at some of the most important things to include in a commercial property.
Fast reliable internet
The single most important thing for every space is having good quality internet. Most businesses rely on it. So, a commercial property should ensure they provide it. What you need to do is consider where you will need to provide hardwire ports. Then you also need to think about the quality of the Wi-Fi throughout the property. There must be no spots that suffer with low connectivity.
Parking and transport
The last thing you want is for people to struggle to find parking and transportation services. Ideally you should have enough parking at the building itself so that people can leave their vehicles securely. You could go one step further though with things like a concierge or valet service. Plus, it is a good idea to have easy connections to public transport links. You may also want to think about things like secure bicycle storage.
Having dining options on site can be really useful. It means anyone who works in the building doesn’t need to worry about going out for lunch. Some people only have short lunch breaks so it is great if they can just head to another part of the building and take their time to eat. It is a good idea to dedicate a percentage of the space to dining, whether it is a small relaxing cafe setting or a larger food hall.
Nobody likes being stuck in a hot office or retail space all day. That is why it is a good idea to design the building with some outdoor spaces. Courtyards, terraces, gardens, patios, or roof spaces can all add value to the property. They can give people areas where they can go to get some fresh air, even if it is only for ten minutes during a break. If you have good Wi-Fi in these spaces too, they could become flexible work areas.
Meeting and conference facilities
Many businesses will know the frustration of trying to find and book suitable spaces for meetings and conferences. You will save them time and add value to the building by providing them on site. Make sure they are a suitable size and provide all the tech and furnishings users could need.
Talk to us about amenities for commercial architecture
At Coffey Architects we put a great deal of effort into getting commercial properties right. We can spend time looking at the design and layout itself to ensure the building is attractive and functional. Then we also look at amenities to make sure the property includes everything users could need. Our goal here is to make sure it offers as much value as possible and really benefits the people that work here.
So, if you are thinking about designing a piece of commercial architecture, why not work with us? We can make the most of any space, from the smallest office to huge buildings. By thinking outside the box, we produce fantastic designs that work.