Space Standards and Guidelines

Often we are asked to provide space planning guidelines so a tenant can budget for space,do a quick check on efficiency and/or incorporate into a business model. Of course each tenants requirements and building are unique and required a detailed analysis. However, some general guidelines are as follows:

TYPE OF OFFICE AVERAGE RENTABLE SQUARE FOOTAGE PER PERSON
Average Office with approximately 30 % private offices ,70% open areas and typical common elements
230 to 270
Call Centre Function  90 to 140
Law Firm or Boutique Professional Services Use  150 to 350
Back Office/Adminstrative Function 130 to 220