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Building and Warehouse Conversions

Industrial buildings and warehouse conversions pose considerable scope for a professional and contemporary office space. These large buildings can become some of the most desirable places of work.

There is a notable trend of property developers and expanding businesses looking for large warehouse conversions that offer potential for an office fit out.

The sheer size of these industrial spaces gives companies the opportunity to create a workspace that meets the idealistic needs of their business and their workforce. Even the high roof space, often found in industrial units, presents potential for further commercial use.

Your Warehouse Office Fit Out

JBH Refurbishments has the expertise and vision to convert any size warehouse or industrial unit to a stylish and contemporary office.

An example of a warehouse conversion and office fit out was for Mackelden Civil Engineering, based in Headcorn, near Maidstone in Kent. The company approached JBH Refurbishments to transform their unoccupied warehouse into a deluxe office space that would attract one, or several businesses, looking to lease an office space within the Kent area.

We carried out a conversion which included: stripping the warehouse, used partitioning to divide the space to create offices and male and multifunction female/disabled washrooms, installed a suspended ceiling, fitted air conditioning, heating and a C-Tec fire alarm system and carried out electrical installation to allow power to both floors and trunking. The conversion was completed with fill office, kitchen and washrooms fit outs.  Read the Mackelden Civil Engineering case study for a full description of all work carried out on the conversion.

Our Building and Warehouse Conversion Services

As part of our building and warehouse conversions service we create detailed CAD drawings to show the final results of your office fit out before we even start work on site.

Here are just a taster of the type of office fit out and refurbishment services we offer to businesses across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Benefits of  Warehouse Conversions and Office Fit Out

There are plenty of benefits to converting a large industrial building or warehouse for office use. Here are just a few examples:

Room to grow…. warehouse conversions offer an abundance of space for you to grow your business. Build a mezzanine floor into the roof for extra office space or a storage facility.

Location…. warehouses and industrial units are commonly located on the outskirts of a town or in the rural countryside with better surroundings and views.

Road access…. usually warehouses and industrial units are located close to motorways and main road routes, allowing easy access for deliveries, staff travel and visitors.

Parking…. most warehouses and industrial units have allocated parking, rivalling a lot of city centre commercial properties.

Security…. if you find a property based on an industrial estate, you may benefit from added security (CCTV, industrial fencing and onsite security).

Office Layout and Design

There are a multitude of office layout and design options for warehouse conversions. The right option will depend entirely on how you intend to use the space. Here are few suggestions….

For the expanding business

For an expanding business, the open plan office fit out is favourable. You can incorporate glass office partitioning to create separated office spaces and meeting rooms without losing the open plan effect. Integrated blinds in the glass office partitioning can help to retain natural light within the main office area.

For the rental market

If you are a property developer or landlord looking to create a commercial rental property, consider creating several office spaces within your warehouse conversion. Smaller office areas are easier to rent to start-up companies and small businesses, allowing you to cash in on a lucrative market.

To attract new occupants, ensure you include suitably sized washroom facilities and kitchen area for the number of employees expected in the property.

For the proprietor looking to alter their existing space

Perhaps you already run your business from a warehouse or industrial unit, but need an office space. If so, why not consider installing mezzanine floor within the roof space of your unit? A mezzanine floor has no effect on your floor space, yet gives you the opportunity to have a fresh new office to use. Alternatively, you could rent it to another local business and cash-in on the commercial property rental market. Read more about this in our dedicated article Cash In On the Extra Space in Your Business Premises.

Getting Started on Your Building or Warehouse Conversions

Once you have found your warehouse, industrial unit or large disused building for conversion, contact our team for a thorough site inspection. We will assess the exiting space and utilities, then return with some interior design and layout options for your new office. Once approved, we will promptly start work on site to get your warehouse conversion completed and ready for you to move in as quickly as possible.

Contact our team to see how JBH Refurbishments can support your building or warehouse conversion.

Useful Links

Affording your office fit out
Office partitioning options
Office design and layout
Washrooms fit outs and refurbishments
Office relocation support
Planning your office refurbishment

How We Can Help


We’re experienced at working to tight deadlines & budgets. We treat each commercial fit-out with the same professionalism, while delivering quality results each time.

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Office Design and Layout

Office design and layout planning is all part of the JBH Refurbishments office interior fit out service. For more information contact our interior fit out team.

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Workplace Furniture

JBH Refurbishments can supply a range of quality office furniture including bespoke desks and tables, reception desks and conference tables and meeting room furniture.



Do you have premises or several individual properties that requires regular repairs and maintenance? If so you may be interested in our maintenance support programme.

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