Determine the Space that Needed for Your New Office

Determine the Space that Needed for Your New Office [New Normal]

This Covid-19 pandemic has ignited global conversations like the most notable being social distancing. This pandemic indeed demonstrated that a considerable amount of work can be done even when offices are closed and also people can work from anywhere and enjoy the freedom of a more relaxed schedule. But, what will the shared office of the future, and how much office space will companies want?

To understand how much space you’ll need per employee, you need to visualize the future office space and ask yourself the following questions.

  • What kind of growth is the company expecting?
  • How many people are going to work from office and how many are going to work from home?
  • What type of space does each department need to have to work efficiently?
  • How many people are going to be in meetings daily? How many people will be heads down in focused work?
  • What is the functional & operational goal the company wants to achieve with the office space?

In order to determine the office can categorize in to three types:

  • High Density (80 – 100 square feet per employee): Majority open seating with rows of small desks. May have fewer private offices. Usually seen in companies that have many different teams within the same space, as well as for sales, marketing, technology, co-working, and customer support offices.
  • Average Density (90-150 square feet per employee): Mix of open cube or desk space and private offices. It’s more like a traditional office layout.
  • Spacious (60-110 square feet per employee): The majority of the space consisting of large private offices.

Common Areas And Meeting Rooms

Not all 250 Sq. feet will be dedicated to the employees’ workspace, but rather some percentage of space will be separated into common areas, break areas, and conference rooms. When it comes to proactive common area design is key, because it will impact the sense of teamwork and unity and even can affect productivity as well.

For spacious office – One conference room for every ten employees.

For a traditional office with 300 sq. ft. per employee, you will need fewer communal workspaces. Typically it needs one conference room for every 20 employees.

In the new normal post-pandemic, it is mandated to de-densify offices, businesses need to ensure employees can connect frequently and more seamlessly. Therefore, more smaller conference rooms can ensure employee safety and also working efficiently.

Estimated the Size Of Office Elements

Areas like reception area, conference rooms, dining, common rooms, break rooms, etc are important for companies that will be highly efficient.

The following numbers should give you a view of the standard sizes for several types of work areas within your overall office space:

  • Large Private or Shared Office: 100 – 150 sq. ft.
  • Medium Private or Shared Office: 90 – 120 sq. ft.
  • Small Private Office: 60-110 sq. ft.
  • Work Group Areas: 80 – 100 sq. ft. per employee

Hereabouts some determined numbers to assist you get a view of how much space some features of an office environment consume, and to help you calculate how much space you need:

  • Conference Room: 50 sq. ft. + 25 sq. ft. per person seated
  • Reception Area: 100 – 200 sq. ft. per person waiting
  • Lunch/Break Room: 75 sq. ft. + 25 sq. ft. per person seated
  • Halls/Corridors within the space: 20% to 30% of the total usable area
  • Mail Room: 125 sq. ft.
  • File Room: 200 sq. ft.

Six-Feet Concept

Globally, in order to ensure employee safety during this pandemic COVID-19 crisis, most of the corporate introduced the concept called “Six feet office space”. 

The main objectives of the concepts are:

  • Be welcome at work with precautionary measures like sanitizer, masks, etc.
  • Strict to the rules and follow the signs.
  • Stay safe at six feet each other when employee interaction.
  • Walking the office clock-wise, always & everywhere you go.
  • Enter and leave the meeting rooms as indicated.
  • Replace your desk pad daily and leave a clean desk.

We also consider some other points to what the future holds in our new normal and rethink office spaces through both forward-thinking, simple, inexpensive ways to protect your employees and help them feel safe when coming back to the office.

  • Workstation prioritizes physical distancing that creates a safe distance between your employees and redesigns the tables to accommodate the new guidelines.
  • Open space floor plans are recommended that will be easier to clean and limit the surface areas like door handles, arms of chairs, and most touched objects.
  • Equip the office space with adaptable furniture and appliances that will limit touching and make the workspace more efficient.
  • Businesses need to communicate clearly & transparently with employees like road markings, social distancing stickers, and floor stickers are the best way to keeping the employee’s proper social distance and reduce density.
  • Unconventional models like unique office spaces, floor plans can help & encourage employees to be efficient, productive, and keep them safer & healthier.

There will be a lot of focus on the future of work and how employees working styles are evolving, especially during this pandemic time. Flexibility and forward-thinking are the key areas to determine the office space and environment you build.

The world still deals with the Covid-19 pandemic and looking forward to a new normal & keeping hygiene is a high priority.  Chennai One IT Park is ready to equip with modern, flexible office space, and new office layouts to ensure employees feel safe & comfortable.

Best IT Parks in Chennai

Best IT Parks in Chennai for IT Software Company

Chennai city is one of the best destinations in India for IT professionals. After Bangalore, Chennai is one of the fast-growing and emerging cities in the information technology (IT) sector also considered as the next IT hub in India for aspiring IT professionals.

Here, listed the best IT Tech Parks in Chennai where you can start your dream IT Company and fulfill your aspirations:

Best IT Park in Chennai- Chennai one IT Park

Chennai One IT Park

Chennai one IT park is a well-established IT Park located on Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam link road, Off OMR at Chennai. It expended across 3.8 million square feet of a smart, connected, and collaborative workspace. Chennai One IT Park provides world-class facilities including a food court, medical facilities, daycare, amphitheater, ATMs, open-air library, gyms & fitness center, 100% power back up, and 24X7 security services.

Its world-class breathtaking infrastructure and amenities make it a preferred choice for tech giants like TCS, Ford, Atos, Prodapt, and more.

DLF Cybercity

DLF Cybercity is a multiblock information technology (IT SEZ) and its spread over 44 acres with a perfect blend of work & leisure. It is occupied by top Indian and international companies like IBM, Accenture, and CSC. DLF facilitates with best-class facilities including medical services. A separate OXY zone block for employees with walking and jogging tracks.


Tidel Park is one of the largest IT Tech Parks in Chennai, situated in OMR old Mahabalipuram road. Since its inception, it has strengthened the growth of the IT sector in the country and employing more than 12,000 IT professionals within its premises. Tidel Park has an excellent location advantage with lots of amenities including a multi-cuisine food court, spacious 650 seat auditorium, and conference hall. For the first time in the country, Tidel Park has been equipped with a thermal energy storage system for air-conditioning.

Prince Info Park

Prince Info Park is surrounded by a well-developed area and is located in central Chennai, Ambattur Industrial Estate. It is spread across 2.54 acres with 6 floors. Prince Info Park provides best-class amenities and facilities including ample car parking space, security services, and a well-maintained window cleaning system & facility management agency.

ASV Suntech Park

ASV Suntech Park is located on a fast developed IT corridor OMR. This park having 4.50,000 Sq.Ft., with a well-designed physical infrastructure and equipped with modernized elevators, 24/7 security services, full service janitorial & maintenance services, abundant parking with lush landscaped gardens, and an ideal location with easy access to IT companies. It occupies major tech giants like Ajuba, Cognizant, UST global, and Technicolor.

RMZ Millennia Business Park

RMZ Millennia IT Park is situated in Perungudi has the worldly stance of the workspace is among the finest office space in Chennai. It is perfectly blended with excellent infrastructure and smartly designed healthy workspaces. RMZ Millennia designed for ever-long positive visual, experiential, and psychological impact for people working and visiting.

Pacifica Tech Park

Pacifica Tech Park is located in Old Mahabalipuram Road spreads 1.1 million sq. ft. State-of-the-art integrated Information Technology Park. It has a robust elevation with secured infrastructure and dynamic accessibility for every tech company under its roof. Pacifica Tech Park has filled with lots of facilities like 24 x 7 power backup, ample car parking space, fire-detection alarm system, and food courts among other facilities.

Ramanujan IT City

Ramanujan IT City is an information technology special economic zone situated in Taramani, Chennai. It is spread over 25.27 acres in which 4.5 million square feet has 6 towers of IT/ITES spaces. Ramanujan IT city is equipped with modern infrastructure and having exemplary benefits of SEZ that includes Food Court, Bank, ATMs, Gymnasium, etc and covered walkways connecting all towers. It also has leading-edge fire detection and suppression systems with sprinklers, fire and smoke detectors. Park is occupied by global brands like Amazon, Cognizant, HP, TCS, Infosys, Mindtree, and Citibank, etc.


SIPCOT IT Park Information Technology located in Siruseri t is developed in over 581.2 acres of land by SIPCOT, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu, a fully government-owned institution. SIPCOT IT park has been occupied by more than 20 companies including major tech giants like TCS, Hexaware, Amtex System, Cognizant’s, Capgemini, Syntel, and more. A SIPCOT powered Innovation Ecosystem to catalyze industrial transformation in the digital age, combining manufacturing excellence with technology leadership, entrepreneurial innovation, and future-ready talent.

Information Technology parks played a very crucial role in the growth of the IT sector, especially the software as services companies. Convenient location, best-class infrastructure, and comfortable workspace are the checkpoints that can be considered as one of the best IT Parks.


Chennai One Magnum

  • Total built up area of 2.4 million Sq. Ft
  • Common Lift Lobby with 20 destination controlled lifts with 21 person capacity
  • Reliable power supply with 100% backup
  • Centrally controlled integrated management system
  • State of the art fire fighting and fire alarm system to comply with international disaster prevention and recovery
  • Security and access control system
  • Amenities for employees include:
    • 80,000 sq.ft. food court
    • Super Market
    • Banks, ATMs & Book Store…

Chennai One Alpha

  • 1.38 M sq.ft. of Disaster Resilient work area – houses Data Centre for TCS
  • TCS occupies over 60%
  • Other tenants include HCL, ATOS, Polaris, Ford Business Centre etc
  • Amongst the world’s largest Gold rated buildings certified by LEEDS, USA
  • Disaster Recovery capability enabled
  • Seismic zone 3 compliant structure
  • Meets International Fire Safety Standards