The wonderful thing about design is that you have the opportunity to explore a range of different spaces. It is unlikely that any two will be the same, so the approach to each project will probably be different. One unique kind of space that needs designing in a particular way is an industrial space.
As this area is going to see heavy footfall and be used for manufacturing or industrial activities, there are specific characteristics it needs that differs from your average home or office space.
The goal should be to think about how the area will be used and ensure functionality as well as an attractive look. On that note, here are a few top tips for designing industrial spaces below.
Create Open Spaces
Industrial businesses are probably going to need more space than you could imagine. Craftsmen may spend most of their days drilling, cutting, transporting and assembling, so they need space for such tasks. When planning any designs, ensure you take this into consideration. Ultimately, space planning can have a significant impact on how successful the design of your industrial space is. Look for ways to maximize space and ensure you mitigate the risk of accidents.
Think About Storage
Any industrial space is going to have tons of items in need of storage. It could be anything from the materials they’re using to manufacture to the robust equipment they’re using in the production process.
Additionally, you will need to create space for waste management and recycling products, including the storage of 14 gauge baling wire used to secure recyclables the business will use and transport.
In order to create storage space, think about the best places to store each piece of equipment. If there is a warehouse, some ideas for storage include over-aisle storage, over-dock storage, and choosing from a combination of shelving bays and pallet racks. Think about the best long-term solutions and make the most of the space given as suggested above.
Choose the Right Flooring
Flooring is another factor that you want to take into consideration when designing an industrial space. Remember that health and safety is a crucial aspect for such companies, so you want the safest option possible.
Designing industrial spaces doesn’t have to be boring, but it will take more thought and consideration than your average space. Think about the needs of your client when designing and also make it a place that workers will be happy to come to every day.