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Are you planning on expanding your office space? Will you soon need to house extra employees? Replace fixed workspaces with flexible ones? How much should you provide so that everyone can work comfortably?
In the Netherlands, the standard office space has been determined at minimum 8 m2 per person. The Dutch Standardisation Institute (NEN or Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut) defines how they arrived at this measurement:
For conference rooms, they recommend a minimum surface area of 2 m2 per person.
What’s useful about the calculation method of the Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut is that it allows you to calculate for yourself the minimum amount of space that you need for flexible office spaces that are different from the regular fixed workstation. Do you need workstations with just a chair and a flatscreen? Then 5 m2 is enough. Or are you using traditional monitors (CRT) and do your employees also need a reading and writing surface and a cabinet? Then you need a minimum of 8 m2 per workstation.
Do you need room for 6 flexible office spaces and a conference room?
Total surface area: 58 m2.
Workstations are one thing but from time to time people also need to get to and from their desks. That is also important for safety. There always needs to be an evacuation route at least 80 cm wide.
For comfortable passage it is best to take the following measurements into account:
Working comfort is not just a matter of surfaces. The arrangement of space is also important. Here are some tips:
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