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Office Space Fitting-out


Upon the successful securing of an Office space rent, the next crucial step is the all too important fitting out of the premises. Various factors determine costing. Unit size, layout complexity, and quality of materials used and technical requirements of different business operations define and affect a company’s renovation budget. Fitting-out costs for all additions and alterations works, furniture, materials, professional consultant's fees (not including designers‘ fees), may be grouped as follows :

Low range S$30 to S$60 per sqft ($320 to $650 per sqm)

Medium range S$70 to S$90 per sqft ($750 to $970 per sqm)

High range S$100 per sqft ($1,080 per sqm & above)

In the agreement, renovation is subjected to approval by landlord and tenant submitting the fitting layout plan. For more accurate cost evaluation, tenants are advised to engage the expertise of office space interior designers and/or architects. They are responsible for submitting applications to relevant authorities for approval like the Urban Redevelopment Authority(URA), Building Construction Authority(BCA), Fire Safety & Security Burea(FSSB), etc.

 Estimated Break-Down
 Expenditures Est % Sub-total (Per sqft)
 1. Fittings & Fixtures
 Partitions (gypsum board/ glass)
 Wall Painting & covering works
 Ceiling finishes
 Door, Frame, glass
 Flooring (eg. Carpet, timber)
30% S$ 9
 2. System Furniture
 Work stations (customise/loose)
 Storage (filing/cabinet)
 Conference Area furniture
 Pantry equipment & cabinet 
30% S$ 9
 3. Mechanical & Electrical Services
 Work stations (customise/loose)
 storage (filing/cabinet)
 Conference Area furniture
 Pantry equipment & cabinet
30% S$ 9
 4. Other Expenses
 Plumbing Works
 Consultancy Fees/M & E/
 Insurance & Initial Down payment
10% S$ 9
 Estimated Total Cost 100% S$30

Time Frame

The time taken for fitting-out work depends on size of office space:
Up to 1,000 sqft (93 sqm) 2 -4 weeks
2,000 to 5,000 sqft (186 to 465 sqm) 6 -8 weeks
6,000 to 10,000 sqft (557 to 929 sqm) 10 -12 weeks

Renovation Deposit
A refundable renovation deposit (ranges from S$1000 to S$5000) is required by estate management of the building before any fitting-out work is carried out within the rented premises. This is to defray any costs incurred for rectifying damages done to the building caused by tenant's contractors. The renovation deposit is refundable upon completion of the renovation and inspection by the estate manager, less deductions of rectifying cost, if any.
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
HDB Hub East Wing
#10/11-01 Singapore 310480
Tel: +65 9617 1116
Joseph Siat (CEA. no. : R014301H)
+65 9617 1116