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Italy Office Fit Out Cost Guide

Revitalize your office space in Italy with our Office Fit Out Cost Guide 2024. Start redefining your workspace in cultural and economic hubs like Milan and Rome today!

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Office Fit Out Cost Highlights 2024

Cushman & Wakefield's EMEA Office Fit Out Cost Guide offers an all-encompassing view of office renovation expenses throughout Italy. Curated by our dedicated Project & Development Services (PDS) team, this guide is designed to support comprehensive capital planning and budgeting across a variety of office fit out projects, from the basic to the ultra-modern and sustainable.

Delve into our specialized guide for Italy, which illuminates office fit out costs that resonate with the nation's heritage of design excellence and contemporary business needs. Whether you aim to create a sustainable office in Milan or a cutting-edge design hub in Rome, our guide provides crucial insights for budgeting and the latest office design trends.

This year's Office Fit Out Cost Guide presents:

  • Key considerations for premier office fit outs, including leveraging cutting-edge technology, accommodating neurodiversity in designs, strategies to enhance employee engagement, and navigating through current labor market adjustments.
  • Comprehensive cost details for various fit out components, such as bespoke millwork, innovative door solutions, and sophisticated mechanical installations, offering businesses vital information for strategic investment decisions.
  • Insights into average retrofitting and reinstatement costs across Italy's major cities, serving as an essential tool for assessing the financial requirements of office renovation endeavors.

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

Italy, with cities like Milan and Rome, showcases average fit out costs that are a testament to the country's leading role in design and architecture. Medium-quality fit outs in Milan average €1,155 per sqm, highlighting Italy's commitment to integrating cutting-edge design with traditional aesthetics.

Partnering with our Project & Development Services experts can help customize fit out costs for your unique needs, ensuring your office space embodies the high level of sophistication and functionality that Italy's workforce expects. Our Office Fit Out Cost Guide contains a detailed breakdown of fit out costs, covering everything from millwork to acoustic treatments, tailored to the unique aesthetic and functional requirements of the Italian 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 

Italy Italy’s office fit out costs reflect the country's blend of historical richness and modern business dynamics, adapting seamlessly to evolving workplace trends and design innovations. Our 2024 Office Fit Out Cost Guide is an indispensable tool for entities looking to embark on office design and construction projects, providing detailed insights for comprehensive budgeting and strategic planning.

In cities like Milan and Rome, the cost for medium-quality office fit outs averages €1,155 per square meter, embodying Italy’s commitment to combining its architectural heritage with the demands of contemporary office environments. The reinstatement costs for medium projects in both cities are also aligned, averaging €126 per square meter. This showcases the costs involved in returning leased office spaces to their pre-lease state, encapsulating the financial implications of lease agreements in Italy’s vibrant office market.

The diversity of office fit out and reinstatement costs in Italy underscores the necessity for detailed project planning and professional advice. Engaging with Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services professionals is recommended to effectively manage these complexities, ensuring that office fit out projects are executed within budget and design requirements, fully leveraging Italy’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 Italy. By providing consistent, trusted client service, we have created an excellent reputation locally, across Italy, 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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In this guide we provide you with a comprehensive office fit out cost breakdown.                                          

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