The design and fit out budget required to transform a space to support your business is a key factor to achieving commercial success. Determining your budget is variable across all commercial sectors. And, the type of space you lease or purchase is a contributing factor when deciding on the interior you want to create.

Bellfort can help you achieve your ideal commercial interior design and fit out – no matter what your budget may be.

Outline budgets for commercial interior fit outs across the different sectors are as follows.

Offices from $650 – $1,200 and upwards per m²
Cafes from $950 per m²
Restaurants from $1,350 and upwards per m²
Schools and childcare centres from $850 per m²
Healthcare such as doctor surgeries, chiropractors, etc from $1,400 per m²
Government such as youth centres etc from $800 per m²

To make more sense of these outline budgets, we’ve compiled the following tables which may be of further help.

Offices
Service
Design & fit out
Make good
Reconfiguration
$/m²
600-800
800-1,200
1,200+
75-145
150-450
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit
Landlord approval
Project management
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
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
New access control
Alteration to fire services – smoke detection
Alteration of fire services – sprinklers
New fire services – smoke & 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
Make good – floor & ceiling finishes
Assumptions to the above information
  • All services 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.
Cafes and Restaurants
Service
Cafe design & fit out
Restaurant design & fit out
Make good
$/m²
1,200-1,500
1,500-2,500
1,500-2,500
2,500-3,500
125-250
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit
Landlord approval
Project management
Site supervision
Demolition & strip out
Dining area
Kitchen including steel benches
Cooking equipment & extract
Refrigeration
Feature plasterboard ceilings
Back office
Fixtures & fittings
New power
Alter existing lighting
Supplementary & feature lighting
Alterations to AC & ventilation
Supplementary ventilation to kitchen
Fire services alteration – smoke detection
Fire services alteration – 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 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.
Schools & Childcare Centres
Service
Design & fit out
Make good
$/m²
800-1,200
1,200+
95-185
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit
Statutory approvals for building permit
Statutory approvals for building permit
Site supervision
Demolition & strip out
Demolition & strip out
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 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.
Doctors Surgeries & Chiropractors
Services
Design & fit out
Make good
$/m²
1,400-1,800
1,800+
125-185
Architectural interior design
Architectural interior design
Landlord approval
Project management
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
New toilet facilities
Standard plumbing services
Hot & cold filtered water unit
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 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.
Retail & Shops
Services
Design & fit out
Design & fit out
Make good
$/m²
1,200-1,500
1,500-2,500
125-215
Architectural interior design
Services consultant design
Statutory approvals for building permit
Statutory approvals for building permit
Statutory approvals for building permit
Site supervision
Demolition & strip out
Display equipment
Feature plasterboard ceilings
Back office
Fixtures & fittings
Joinery
New power
Alter existing lighting
Supplementary & feature lighting
Alterations 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 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.

Now that you have your budget sorted, you may wish to read some of our other useful information blogs such as “How can I make my office more productive” or “Signing a lease – What do I need to think about?”.

Alternatively, you may be seeking inspiration for your commercial interior design and fit out. Check out our project gallery for further interior design ideas.

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