Space For Health has a fitout process which ensures that all projects meet the necessary requirements so that at the end our customers are satisfied with the results. But every project is different and requires a certain amount of fluidity and adaptation depending on the task. This is especially true for specialist fitouts.
Every specialist fitout performed by Space For Health requires an excessive amount of critical thinking and practice to make sure that the technical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements of the practice are met in design. For Space For Health, this changes with each specialist we service; dentists, physiotherapists, skin specialists, surgeons and more.
Understanding your requirements
An initial consultation with our Space For Health experts will help guide the rest of the fitout process. For specialists, in particular, Space For Health needs to understand how your business operates so that we can meet design requirements. Now, although Space For Health has had extensive experience with specialist fitouts, there is no greater source of insight than the business owners as only you can communicate your specific vision to us.
Step 1 : Pre-Design
With specialist design fitouts the site location is vital. The site has to meet the specific requirements of the speciality. This requires customers and Space For Health to find locations that cater to very specific needs.
Space For Health, in consultation with clients, develop a checklist that helps to ensure each fitout meets the necessary needs of the client and their particular profession.
- Is a new site zoned by local council for medical use?
- Size requirements – Does the new or existing site have the square metres required/necessary amount of rooms?
- Parking – Is there disabled parking and access? How many car spaces are needed?
- Are emergency access/exits available?
- Construction feasibility – is there the necessary access, drainage, electrical, etc?
- Are the current services up to standard – fire protection, electrical?
- Does the building site comply with Australian National Construction Code (NCC)?
Using a thorough checklist, Space For Health produce costing, development and construction details that are given to the customer.
Coordinating feasibility and site applications
Space For Health wants to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. We provide a complete assessment of the design feasibility which ensures that both financial and construction requirements can progress and be met.
A financial feasibility study will be conducted to assess:
- Total cost of the medical centre fitout
- Repayment options
- Developing a detailed plan to gain financial approval
- Establishing potential revenue and net income expectations
Space For Health also develop applications for site and design compliance regulations. This may include:
- Liasioning with the landlord
- Construction certificates
- Occupation certificates
- Development certificates
- Meeting design compliance regulations
After the completion of construction, a building certifier will be engaged so that compliance can be assessed and a final occupation certificate can be acquired.
Step 2 : Design Development
Building Design Proposal
The building design proposal will detail all the architectural and structural requirements of the fitout.
With Space For Health creating your design proposal you can expect:
- A conceptual floorplan: Developed to provide examples of the possible layout.
- Technical considerations: Each room is assessed based on its ability to service specialist needs. The required features of a clinic exam room design will differ from that of a waiting room.
- Ergonomic design: Space For Health’s proposal considers the efficiency of every work environment.
- A costing schedule: Considers the feasibility, design requirements and more into a detailed costing analysis.
- Design compliance: Does the proposed design fall in line with the regulations and requirements established during the site application process? Amendments are made if necessary.
Interior Design Proposal
The interior design proposal encompasses all of the style and aesthetic qualities of the specialist fitout. Space For Health develops their interior concepts based on the space, type of clinic or service and the business’s associated branding to deliver an interior design proposal that successfully complements the specialist practice.
Step 3 : Project & Construction Management
Space For Health’s point of difference is that we provide all fitout services from in-house. This includes appointing a project manager to oversee and coordinate the construction process. The project manager, as well as accompanying Space For Health specialists are the driving force behind the completion of a project. We always keep the project brief at the forefront of the construction process so that everything remains on task.
Manufacturing & Construction
Thanks to a meticulous design process and a stringent construction strategy Space For Health excels when it comes to building specialist fitouts. Drawing from a wealth of trusted expert builders and tradesman we bring designs to life. The project coordinator makes certain that all construction stays on track and to budget.
Clinic design is critical as the aesthetic and layout inside your specialist centre can make or break its success.
Space For Health can guarantee:
- Design consistency between the brand and the new fitout
- In-house design driven by the vision of the customer
- Functionality and aesthetics that complement each other in design
- Clinic architecture within the design requirements
- Interior aesthetics based on the types of clinics
- The technical and functional requirements individual to each specialist is met in the fitout process
Project Brief Compliance
Throughout the project and construction management phase Space For Health refers to the project brief and the predetermined requirements of every fitout. This is to make sure that every need is met and that customers are satisfied.
All the legal and document requirements, including certificates and permits, are also reassessed throughout the process to make certain all construction is done adequately and legally.
Step 4: Post Completion
Upon completion of the construction process, a building certifier receives all documentation, fully coordinated by your SFH project manager. They will then issue an occupation certificate.
A final check by Space For Health and the client is done to make sure that all the requirements and objectives defined in the project brief have been met. We then handover your new specialist fitout.
Space For Health are always available to past clients in a consultation capacity and to discuss the current fitout or any other specialist fitout opportunities.