The Sunday Times
Monday June 26, 2017

Office space calculator

Deciding on new business premises is never easy, but our new commercial space calculator aims to help take some of the hassle out of the process.

The tool aims to help assess the square footage needed by a company to accommodate all of their requirements - from staff to dedicated computer server rooms.

It can help determine more quickly the premises that don't fit the bill, saving you time and effort in your search.

However, the tool's calculation should only be used as a guide in the overall decision process. A space planner or architect should be employed to advise on the final office layout before a lease is signed.

Description Dimension Number of Square footage
Small workspace Efficient use of space 75 sq feet per person Employees
Standard workspace Generous use of space 95 sq feet per person Employees
Small office Up to 2 people 120 sq feet Rooms
Standard office Up to 5 people 150 sq feet Rooms
Managers office with small meeting table 200 sq feet Rooms
Small meeting Up to 8 people 120 sq feet Rooms
Large meeting room Up to 25 people 350 sq feet Rooms
Kitchenette No seating 100 sq feet Rooms
Small reception 1 receptionist 150 sq feet Rooms
Large reception 3 receptionists 350 sq feet Rooms
Break out area 200 sq feet Rooms
Small comms/server room Up to 5 racks 40 sq feet Rooms
Large comms/server room Up to 30 racks 120 sq feet Rooms
Total space required