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Portugal Office Fit Out Cost Guide

Transform your office in Portugal with our Office Fit Out Cost Guide 2024. Embark on optimizing your workspace in cities like Lisbon and Porto today!

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Portugal Guide 2024 Highlights

Cushman & Wakefield's EMEA Office Fit Out Cost Guide is the go-to resource for detailed office renovation costs across Portugal. Compiled with expertise from our global Project & Development Services (PDS) team, this guide facilitates precise capital planning and budgeting for an array of fit out types, from the simplest designs to the most advanced and environmentally friendly offices.

Our guide for Portugal unveils office fit out costs that align with the nation's architectural beauty and modern business needs. Whether you're aiming to establish a sustainable workspace in Lisbon or a tech-driven office in Porto, our guide offers crucial insights into budgeting and the latest office design trends.

This year's Office Fit Out Cost Guide emphasizes:

  • Key factors for top-tier office fit outs, focusing on technological advancements, design inclusivity for neurodiversity, engaging strategies to draw employees back to the office, and navigating through labor market transformations.
  • Detailed examinations of fit out components costs, such as doors, frames, hardware, and sophisticated mechanical installations, arming companies with the data needed for comprehensive financial planning.
  • Average retrofitting and reinstatement expenses across key Portuguese cities, providing a vital overview of 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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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 Portugal, Lisbon's average fit out costs showcase a market that balances its rich maritime history with modern business requirements. Medium-quality fit outs in Lisbon average €1,095 per sqm, symbolizing a city that harmonizes traditional aesthetics with contemporary workspace functionality.

Partnering with our Project & Development Services experts can ensure fit out costs are adapted to your specific needs, making certain your office space embodies the sophistication and functionality required by today's workforce in Portugal. The Office Fit Out Cost Guide provides a thorough breakdown of fit out costs, including all essential components for creating an effective workspace in Portugal.


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 Portugal, the cost of office fit outs varies significantly across cities, reflecting a market that is rapidly adapting to innovative working methodologies and enhanced design paradigms. Our 2024 Office Fit Out Cost Guide is designed to be an invaluable tool for organizations planning to undertake office design and construction projects, offering comprehensive insights for budgeting and strategic planning.

Lisbon, Portugal's capital, renowned for its historical charm and burgeoning business ecosystem, showcases a range of fit out costs. Medium-quality fit outs in Lisbon average €1,095 per square meter, illustrating the city's commitment to integrating cultural heritage with modern office functionality. The medium reinstatement costs in Lisbon are estimated at €159 per square meter, emphasizing the financial considerations for returning office spaces to their original state upon lease termination.

This diversity in pricing underscores the necessity for detailed planning and expert consultation. We recommend collaboration with Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services team to navigate these intricacies effectively, ensuring that your project aligns with both your financial and design aspirations in Portugal.

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 Portugal. By providing consistent, trusted client service, we have created an excellent reputation locally, across Portugal, 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 Contact

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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