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How much does a fit out cost?

One of the most common questions we get asked is “How much does a fit out cost?” To assist potential clients with answering this question, we’ve used our wealth of knowledge and experience in preparing the information below. In very simple terms, your project cost is dependent on two main factors.

  • The type of space you are considering or currently lease.
  • The type of space you want to create.

Set out in table form are budget costs for the design and fit out of all different types of spaces.

Get in contact with us to discuss your requirements and we will tailor a proposal to suit your specific needs.

Offices - from $600 to $1,200+ /m²
 Service

Design & fit out per m² 

 Make good Reconfiguration
  $600-$800 $800-$1,200 $1,200+ $75-$145 $150-$450
Project management
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit  ♦
Landlord approval  ♦
Site supervision  ♦
Demolition / strip out
Offices – 20% of floor area  ♦
Offices – 40 to 60% of floor area
Alter existing offices
Kitchen / breakout  ♦
Timber doors  ♦
Glass doors  ♦
Plasterboard walls  ♦  ♦
Glass walls with std window film  ♦  ♦
Sound insulation above walls  ♦
Feature window film  ♦
Feature plasterboard ceilings  ♦
Open plan workstations & furniture  ♦
Furniture in offices  ♦
Furniture in meeting rooms  ♦
Reception desk  ♦
New power & data  ♦  ♦
Alter existing lighting  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦
Alter existing power & data  ♦
Supplementary & feature lighting  ♦
Alteration of AC & ventilation  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦
Supplementary AC – comms room  ♦
Supplementary AC – meeting rooms etc
Audio visual
Access control alteration  ♦  ♦
New access control
Alter fire services – smoke detection  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦
Alter fire services – sprinklers  ♦  ♦  ♦
Standard plumbing services
Hot & cold filtered water unit
New security services
Standard level of finishes
Mid to high level of finishes
High level of finishes
Window treatments / blinds  ♦
Signage  ♦  ♦
Illuminated signage  ♦
Paint new surfaces  ♦
Paint existing surfaces  ♦
Feature wall finishes  ♦
Feature ceiling finishes  ♦
Make good floor & ceiling finishes
Builders clean
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services within the tenancy are in good working order and comply with current standards.
  • Typical floor area is +500m².
  • Floor coverings and suspended ceilings are in place and in good condition.
  • Reconfiguration assumes alterations to an existing fit out.
  • No change to BCA classification of tenancy or change of use.
Cafes and Restaurants - from $1,200 /m²
Service Cafe design & fit out
per m²
Restaurant design &
fit out per m²
Make good
per m²
$1,200-$1,500 $1,500-$2,500 $1,500-$2,500 $2,500-$3,500 $125-$250
Project management  ♦
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit  ♦
Landlord approval  ♦
Site supervision  ♦
Demolition & strip out
Dining area  ♦
Kitchen including steel benches  ♦
Cooking equipment & extract
Refridgeration
Feature plasterboard ceilings
Back office
Fixtures & fittings  ♦
New power  ♦
Alter existing lighting  ♦
Supplementary & feature lighting
Alterations to AC & ventilation  ♦
Supplementary ventilation to kitchen
Alter fire services – smoke detection
Alter fire services – sprinklers
Standard plumbing services
Hot & cold filtered water unit
Standard level of finishes
Mid to high level of finishes
Window treatments – window film
Signage  ♦
Illuminated signage
Paint new surfaces  ♦
Paint existing surfaces  ♦
Feature wall finishes
Safety flooring
Make good floor & ceiling finishes  ♦
Builders clean  ♦  ♦
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services within the tenancy are in good working order and comply with current standard.
  • Typical floor area is +200m².
  • Floorcovering and suspended ceilings are in place and in good condition.
  • No change to BCA classification of tenancy or change of use.
Schools & Childcare Centres - from $800 /m²
Service Design & fit out per m² Make good per m²
$800-$1,200 $1,200+ $95-$185
Project management  ♦  ♦
Architectural interior design  ♦
Services consultant design  ♦
Statutory approvals for building permit  ♦  ♦  ♦
Landlord approval  ♦  ♦  ♦
Site supervision  ♦  ♦  ♦
Demolition & strip out  ♦
Play areas  ♦  ♦
Kitchen & dining  ♦
Timber doors  ♦  ♦
Glass doors  ♦
Plasterboard walls  ♦  ♦
Glazed walls with standard window film  ♦  ♦
Feature window film  ♦
Feature plasterboard ceilings  ♦
Joinery  ♦  ♦
Furniture  ♦
Reception area  ♦
New power & data  ♦  ♦
Alter existing lighting  ♦  ♦  ♦
Supplementary & feature lighting  ♦
Alteration of AC & ventilation  ♦  ♦  ♦
Supplementary AC  ♦
Audio visual  ♦
New access control  ♦
Alteration of fire services – smoke detection  ♦  ♦  ♦
Alteration of existing toilet facilities  ♦
New toilet facilities  ♦
Standard plumbing services  ♦  ♦
Hot & cold filtered water unit  ♦
New security services  ♦
Standard level of finishes  ♦
Mid to high level of finishes  ♦
Window treatments – blinds  ♦  ♦
Signage  ♦  ♦
Illuminated signage  ♦
Paint new surfaces  ♦  ♦
Paint existing surfaces  ♦  ♦
Feature wall finishes  ♦
Feature ceiling finishes  ♦
Make good floor & ceiling finishes  ♦
Builders clean  ♦  ♦  ♦
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services within the tenancy are in good working order and comply with current standards.
  • Typical floor area is +800m².
  • Floorcoverings and suspended ceilings are in place and in good condition.
  • No change to BCA classification of tenancy or change of use.
Doctors Surgeries & Chiropractors - from $1,400 /m²
Services

Design & fit out per m²

Make good per m²

$1,400-$1,800 $1,800+ $125-$185
Project management
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit
Landlord approval
Site supervision
Demolition & strip out
Consultant rooms – 40% of floor area
Consultant rooms – 80% of floor area
Tea point
Breakout space
Timber doors
Glass doors
Plasterboard walls
Glazed walls with standard window film
Feature window film
Feature plasterboard ceilings
Joinery
Loose furniture
Reception area
New power & data
Alter existing lighting
Supplementary & feature lighting
Alteration of AC & ventilation
Supplementary AC
New access control
Alteration of fire services – smoke detection
Alteration of existing toilet facilities
Standard plumbing services
Hot & cold filtered water unit
Standard level of finishes
Mid to high level of finishes
Window treatments – blinds
Signage
Illuminated signage
Paint new surfaces
Paint existing surfaces
Feature wall finishes
Feature ceiling finishes
Make good of floor and ceiling finishes
Builders clean
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services within the tenancy are in good working order and comply with current standards.
  • Typical floor area is +400m².
  • Floorcoverings and suspended ceilings are in place and in good condition.
  • No change to BCA classification of tenancy or change of use.
Retail & Shops - from $1,200 /m²
Services

Design & fit out per m²

Make good per m²

$1,200-$1,500 $1,500-$2,500 $125-$215
Project management  ♦  ♦
Architectural interior design  ♦
Services consultant design  ♦
Statutory approvals for building permit  ♦  ♦
Landlord approval  ♦  ♦  ♦
Site supervision  ♦  ♦  ♦
Demolition & strip out  ♦
Display equipment  ♦
Feature plasterboard ceilings  ♦
Back office  ♦
Fixtures & fittings  ♦  ♦
Joinery  ♦
New power  ♦  ♦
Alter existing lighting  ♦  ♦  ♦
Supplementary & feature lighting  ♦
Modification to AC & ventilation  ♦  ♦  ♦
Alterations to fire services – smoke detection  ♦  ♦  ♦
Alterations to fire services – sprinklers  ♦  ♦
Tea point  ♦
Standard level of finishes  ♦
Mid to high level of finishes  ♦
Window treatments – window film  ♦
Signage  ♦  ♦
Illuminated signage  ♦
Paint new surfaces  ♦  ♦
Paint existing surfaces  ♦  ♦
Feature wall finishes  ♦
Feature flooring  ♦
Make good of floor & ceiling finishes  ♦
Builders clean  ♦  ♦  ♦
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services within the tenancy are in good working order and comply with current standards.
  • Typical floor area is +200m².
  • Floorcoverings and suspended ceilings are in place and in good condition.
  • No change to BCA classification of tenancy or change of use.

Now that you have your budget sorted, you may wish to read some of our other useful information blogs such as:

Commercial interior design and fit out of Bellfort office in Subiaco        

How can I make my office more productive?         Signing a lease – What you need to think about

Alternatively, you may be seeking inspiration for your commercial interior design and fit out.
Why not check out our project gallery for further interior design ideas.

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