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Belgium Office Fit Out Cost Guide

Refine your office environment in Belgium with our Office Fit Out Cost Guide 2024. Begin the transformation of your workspace in historic yet forward-looking cities like Brussels today!

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Belgium Guide 2024 Highlights

Cushman & Wakefield's EMEA Office Fit Out Cost Guide stands as an indispensable resource for navigating office renovation expenses across Belgium. Prepared by our knowledgeable Project & Development Services (PDS) team, this guide is pivotal for executing precise capital planning and budgeting across a spectrum of fit out projects, from traditional styles to contemporary and green office designs.

Venture into our comprehensive guide for Belgium, which elucidates office fit out costs that reflect the country's unique juxtaposition of historical depth with a commitment to modern business infrastructure. Whether you're planning a resource-efficient office in Brussels or a collaborative workspace in Antwerp, our guide delivers crucial budgeting insights and the most current trends in office design.

This year's Office Fit Out Cost Guide delineates:

  • Principal considerations for optimal office fit outs, including the adoption of innovative technology, creating neurodiversity-friendly environments, strategies to bolster employee engagement, and navigating the evolving labor market landscape.
  • Extensive cost breakdowns for diverse fit out components, such as custom millwork, advanced door systems, and eco-conscious mechanical installations, granting businesses the essential information needed for judicious financial planning.
  • Insights into the average costs for refurbishing and reinstating office spaces within Belgium's key cities, providing a vital overview of the financial commitments involved in office renovation projects.

What is an office fit out?

An office fit out is the process of designing and constructing an office space to meet an occupier’s specific needs. This can include everything from furniture and equipment to mechanical and electrical systems. An effective office refit can improve productivity, employee morale, and help create a positive brand image. Whether you are relocating to a new office or looking to refresh your existing space, our guide can help you understand the costs involved in creating your ideal workplace.

Office fit out versus office
refurbishment: what’s the difference?

An office refurbishment is an office refresh project that is often less intensive than an office fit out. It may include changing a layout, completing a renovation, putting in new furniture or replacing flooring. Often, a refurbishment can occur while the office is in use.

What is an office fit out? 
How much does it cost to fit out an office?

What are the benefits
of an office fit out?

A well-designed office fit out can have a significant impact on your business. It can help you attract and retain top talent, improve efficiency, and create a positive work environment. Investing in an office fit out is an investment in the future of your business.


What are the factors
impacting office fit out costs?

Several factors can influence office renovation costs, including:

Size/Type of Office Space

The size and type of space you are fitting out, such as an open plan or traditional office, can greatly impact the cost.

Level of Customization

  • Quality of finishes: The quality of finishes, such as flooring and wall coverings, can significantly impact office renovation costs.
  • Complexity of design: The more complex the design—such as intricate lighting or customized furniture—the higher the cost.
  • Sustainability requirements: Green building standards or sustainability requirements may increase the cost but offer long-term savings in energy usage and maintenance costs for sustainable office fit outs.
  • Mechanical and electrical services: The need for additional mechanical and electrical services, such as air conditioning or data cabling, can increase the overall costs.

Location of the Office

The cost of materials, labor, and regulations can vary greatly by location.

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Maximising your budget: understanding typical office fit out costs

Fees, Timelines and Contingencies

  • Project management and professional fees: Professional fees, such as architect and project management fees, can be a significant portion of the total office renovation costs.
  • Timeline and delivery requirements: Tight timelines or delivery requirements can add costs for expedited or overtime labor.
  • Contingencies: Contingency costs are an essential part of any budget to account for unforeseen expenses or changes during the project.

Commercial office fit out costs per square meter

In Belgium, with Brussels leading as a center for European politics and international business, average fit out costs reflect the country’s unique position at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. Medium-quality fit outs in Brussels average €1,445 per sqm, indicating a market adept at blending Belgium's historical architecture with contemporary office designs.

Engaging with our Project & Development Services experts to personalize fit out costs for your specific needs is crucial, ensuring your workspace is both sophisticated and highly functional. The Office Fit Out Cost Guide provides comprehensive insights into fit out costs, covering every aspect from doors, frames, and hardware to general finishes and electrical installations, tailored to meet the diverse requirements of the Belgian market.


Looking to delve deeper?

Request a fit out consultation and let our experts tailor solutions for your space.

For a deeper dive into how these insights can be tailored to your unique space, our team is ready to guide you through every step.

Let’s create a workspace that meets today’s needs and anticipates tomorrow's.


Maximizing your budget: understanding typical office fit out costs 

Are you planning an office fit out but don't know where to start with budgeting? It's crucial to have a clear understanding of typical office fit out costs before embarking on any project. From furniture and construction work to professional fees and audio-visual installations, the expenses can add up quickly.

Our comprehensive guide will help you navigate the process and ensure you are making informed decisions. Discover the key factors to consider when calculating your budget and how to optimize your investment. Don't let unexpected costs derail your project. Start planning today and achieve your dream office within your budget.

Average office fit out costs by city

Belgium's office fit out costs demonstrate the country's dynamic approach to blending its rich historical context with modern business needs, adapting fluidly to the evolving landscape of workplace design and functionality. As companies navigate through the complexities of office design and construction, the 2024 Office Fit Out Cost Guide provided by Cushman & Wakefield emerges as a critical tool for detailed budgeting and planning.

In Brussels, the heart of European politics and a melting pot of culture and business, the cost for medium-quality office fit outs stands at an average of €1,445 per square meter. This pricing reflects Brussels' strategic emphasis on creating workspaces that are both inspiring and functional, set against the backdrop of the city’s stately architecture and cosmopolitan buzz. Medium reinstatement costs in Brussels are estimated at €163 per square meter, highlighting the considerations for landlords and tenants in restoring office spaces to their initial condition at the conclusion of a lease.

Belgium’s varied office fit out and reinstatement costs highlight the importance of leveraging expert advice and strategic planning. Engaging with the expertise of Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services team is advisable for navigating Belgium's office fit out market effectively. Their guidance ensures that projects are tailored to meet both the financial and design needs, optimizing office spaces within Belgium’s unique blend of tradition and modernity.

Our Services

Cushman & Wakefield offers a range of services to help you create your ideal office space. We are a trusted partner for occupiers and investors managing their capital expenditure and project delivery across Belgium. By providing consistent, trusted client service, we have created an excellent reputation locally, across Belgium, and globally. Our experienced team can guide you through the entire fit out process from concept to completion.


Project Development

Whether you're an occupier or investor in real estate, working on a single asset or across an international portfolio, we're ideally placed to support you with a comprehensive range of Project & Development Services.
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Project Management

Our team of dedicated and experienced project management professionals delivering high qualty schemes across a selection of client sectors throughout the UK.
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Building Engineering Services

Our team can provide all design and management services relating to the mechanical, electrical and public health elements within all building types, across all sectors during initial construction, fit-out and occupancy stages.
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Why Choose Us?

Whether you want more value from your space and a better design, or you’re an investor and your asset needs repair, a refresh or reimagining, Project & Development Services (PDS) is here for you. We know we’ve done our job when the design and construction of the space you occupy works like clockwork, or you’re thrilled by the on-time, on-budget results.

Our team has knowledge in all verticals and specializations, managing projects, programs, and development. We watch out for risk, and our processes and buying power keep costs down for you. We have a broad perspective of the real estate life cycle and align with where you are in your journey, so the result reflects your culture and goals.

Local Team Contacts

Our team is here to support you through the fit out process. Contact a regional team lead to learn more about our services and how we can help you create your ideal workspace.

Daciana Hagea 

Daciana Hagea

Head of C&W Design + Build 

Maximilien Mandart Brussels 

Maximilien Mandart

Partner, Office Agency

Michael Despiegelaere 

Michael Despiegelaere

Partner, Head of Capital Markets

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