Office space has three defined categories (according to the Building Owners and Managers Association): Class A, Class B and Class C. BOMA defines Class A office space as the “most prestigious buildings competing for premier office users with rents above average for the area.” Class A office buildings contain prestigious flooring, counters and doors. They also contain the highest grade technology and accessibility features available. Typically, custom specialty millworkers do highest grade finishes for Class A office space, and for these reasons these office buildings have higher rents. Amenities in Class A buildings are often included and are helpful for the tenants or staff there. For example, Class A buildings may have:
- Postal services
- Fitness centers
- Food facilities
- Copy stations
- Or even child care facilities
The amenities are based on the quality of the surrounding area or location within its respective city. Also, Class A office buildings are typically stand-alone, as opposed to part of a chain of stores. But what additional Class A office space renovation tips can help with building construction?
Many stores in retail have branded, inviting spatial environments to welcome and retain customers. But this can work for business offices as well. Experiential room design and planning are being applied to office spaces increasingly today for reasons of employee productivity and branding. Experience design is not just for hospitality and retail design anymore. Justification for these Class A designs and applications include the fact that employees spend longer amounts of time inside than customers do in retail stores. And even on-site client meetings can last longer than retail brick-and-mortar shopping experiences.
The best business technology advances are in demand in workplaces – and are likewise drivers of office space innovations. Technology for example includes mobile devices and cloud accessibility – as well as renovation construction planning itself. Renovation construction applications can include planning for staffing, cost savings, time-based and spatial efficiencies as well. Companies want to hire the best fresh talent, however it’s also vital to retain existing high quality employees. In today’s work environment, employee health and morale are growing concerns – and healthy and happy employees are more productive employees. Class A office space renovation can help grow all of this due to a quality and experiential work environment. Experiential office space renovation can help grow co-working spaces for employee benefits such as: Creative thinking, Collaboration, Flexibility, Innovation and Resource efficiencies.
Attributes of Class A co-working spaces can include: Well-lit spaces, Open concept work areas, Movable wall dividers, Optional seating and working areas, Transparent glass dividers and windows, Technology resource areas, Creative planning areas and Lack of cubicles.
Class A office space renovation tips include many approaches that can aid employee hiring, productivity, health and retainment. A quality renovation construction contractor can help you achieve that. Read more about Buildrite’s renovation construction services.