Costs, Advantages, Tips, and Time Frames
When it comes to hospital and medical fitouts, the trends are ever-changing. It used to be popular to keep these spaces very clean and clinical. Over the years, it’s become more popular to create a friendly, homey atmosphere. The best part about doing a medical fit-out is that there really is no wrong way to go about it!
In this article, we’re going to take a look at everything you need to know about a medical fit-out. We’ll cover the costs involved in the project, advantages, give you some tips, and go over the time frame of a medical fit-out project.
Cost of a Medical Fitout
There are many factors that go into figuring out the cost of a medical fitout. The first thing you need to figure out is which type of facility you’re building or renovating, then it’s time to start thinking about the infrastructure.
The cost of a fit-out project can range greatly depending on a number of factors such as:
- Existing services (i.e. electrical, plumbing, cabling, air condition, lifts, etc.)
- How much work is required
- Finishes and furnishings you need to purchase
- New equipment or upgrades
Advantages of a Medical Fitout
There are so many advantages of taking on a medical fitout project! A fresh atmosphere can add to your curb appeal, give both you and your clients a sense of welcome and calm, and it can really make you stand out in the sea of other medical professionals.
Let’s take a look at some more advantages of a medical fit-out:
Plenty of Space: You’ll have more space since you don’t need to build out patient rooms, individual doctor’s offices, etc. This works well if your current office space is tight and not conducive for a medical fitout.
Customisation: Since a medical fitout allows you to create the space that best fits your needs, you won’t have to settle for an existing office space and design it towards your needs. You’ll get 100% what you want and how you want it.
Upgrades: If you’re doing a new medical fitout, there is no limit on the number of upgrades that can be done. This means if you need more power, a higher quality carpet, more efficient HVAC system, etc. there won’t be a limit or a minimum requirement.
Affordability: Since so many medical facilities are being built, you have the opportunity to save money with a medical fitout. Before they were popular, it was cheaper to build out new office space or renovate an old one than it is now.
Tips and Tricks to a Medical Fitout
Here are some of our top tips and tricks to consider when doing a medical fitout:
Create a Plan: You need to have a plan of what you want your final product to look like. This means planning out how many rooms, the size of the rooms, where do you need elevators/stairs, restrooms, etc.
Decide on a Suitable Time Frame: A medical fitout can take a few months to complete. There is also the option of doing it in phases, but that will depend on your personal preference and how much leeway you have with your current office space.
Stick to a Budget: Is it affordable to do a medical fitout? Since everything is so customized, the costs can be high if you’re not careful. The best thing to do would be to have a budget in place before starting anything.
Time Frame of a Medical Fitout Project
The length of time it will take for your medical fitout project to be completed will really be determined by the amount of work you need to put into it. If you’re gutting a building and starting from scratch, obviously that will take much longer than just a few simple renovations and upgrades.
On average, a medical fitout can take anywhere from five to twelve weeks. Before you begin the process, be sure to plan out exactly what needs to be done, consult with some professionals to get estimates on how long each aspect of the process will take, and determine what will be a reasonable time frame for your project.
A medical fitout can be a great way to improve the look and feel of your office, as well as add some necessary upgrades that you may need. The tips we’ve provided should give you a good starting point on what to consider when planning your own medical fitout project. Remember, it’s important to create a plan and stick to a budget!