CAT B (Category B) Fit Out follows the CAT A and is when the incoming tenant creates a bespoke working environment specific to their business. CAT B Fit Outs are usually left to the tenant to design and install.
The first step of a CAT B Fit Out would be to undertake a space planning and workplace consultancy process to understand how the current business functions and then to apply this to the new CAT A space, ensuring the right number of workstations, breakout spaces, meeting rooms, cellular offices etc are captured.
The second step (once the space plan is ‘frozen’) would be to undertake the Interior Design stage where the interior décor and specification of all the fixtures and fittings are prepared and tailored to your brand. This is an important stage as it’s all about ensuring you create a space that your workforce love to be, it’s worth considering that many office based workers spend more time at work (8 to 10 hours per day) than they do at home with their families, therefore getting their working environment right is critical to ensure you help boost productivity, retain and attract the best talent.