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France Office Fit Out Cost Guide

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France Guide 2024 Highlights

Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Office Fit Out Cost Guide is your premier source for detailed office renovation costs across France. Compiled with the insights of our global Project & Development Services (PDS) team, this guide aids in meticulous capital planning and budgeting for office fit outs ranging from the simplest setups to the most sophisticated and sustainable designs.

Our guide for France highlights office fit out costs that embody the nation's world-renowned aesthetic sensibility and commitment to modern business practices. Whether planning an environmentally friendly workspace in Paris or a state-of-the-art office in Lyon, our guide delivers essential budgeting insights and the latest trends in office design.

This year's Office Fit Out Cost Guide features:

  • Crucial factors for superior office fit outs, including the adoption of the latest technologies, design strategies that cater to neurodiversity, methods to encourage employee return, and insights for navigating the contemporary labor market.
  • An exhaustive breakdown of costs for different fit out components, from architectural trades to mechanical systems, equipping businesses with the knowledge needed for effective budget management.
  • Average costs for the modernization and reinstatement of office spaces in France, offering invaluable insights into the financial considerations for 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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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 France, particularly Paris, the average fit out costs mirror the country's reputation for excellence in design and innovation. Medium-quality fit outs in Paris average €1,190 per sqm, representing a market that elegantly combines modern workplace requirements with France's unparalleled aesthetic sensibilities.

Consulting with our Project & Development Services experts to adapt fit out costs to your specific needs is crucial, ensuring your office space meets the high standards of sophistication and functionality expected in France. The Office Fit Out Cost Guide offers an extensive look at fit out costs, including architectural trades, electrical, and plumbing, designed to meet the sophisticated demands of the French 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 

In France, the office fit out cost landscape is as diverse as its regions, responding dynamically to new work cultures and elevated expectations for office design. The 2024 Office Fit Out Cost Guide by Cushman & Wakefield is a critical asset for companies undertaking office renovations or creations, offering crucial budgeting and planning insights to navigate the multifaceted French market.

Paris, the heart of France’s economic and cultural life, showcases a range of fit out costs that speak to its status as a global city. Medium-quality office fit outs in Paris cost approximately €1,190 per square meter, reflecting the city’s ability to harmonize its rich historical backdrop with modern business needs. Reinstatement costs in Paris, for medium-quality finishes, average €117 per square meter, indicating the financial considerations necessary for restoring office spaces to their original condition at lease end.

This variance in fit out and reinstatement costs across France highlights the importance of strategic planning and expert guidance. Collaborating with Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services team ensures that businesses can navigate these costs effectively, aligning projects with both financial parameters and design aspirations, particularly in a market as sophisticated as France’s.

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 France. By providing consistent, trusted client service, we have created an excellent reputation locally, across France, and globally. Our experienced team can guide you through the entire fit out process from concept to completion.


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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.

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