Office fit-out costs in Singapore rise to $188 psf, highest in Southeast Asia

The common cost of fitting out an office space in Singapore rose 4.4% from $180 psf in 2022 to $188 psf last year, according to a statement by worldwide real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield (C&W).

In Apac, Japanese urban areas had the highest fit out prices. Tokyo ($ 268 psf) got the main area followed by Osaka ($ 263 psf) and Nagoya ($ 258 psf). Singapore rated 14th in terms of regular fit out cost in Apac capitals.

Among Southeast Asian metropolitan areas, Manila had the second highest possible average workplace fit out expense at $129 psf, followed by Bangkok at $144 psf.

This makes office spaces in Singapore some of the most very expensive to fit out in Southeast Asia for the second year operating. The cost estimates more than 50% of the space is alloted to devoted offices and that the lessee has actually adopted versatile operating process post-pandemic.

C&W accentuate that producing workplaces that market efficiency, wellbeing and sustainability continues to be a top priority for occupiers and even as they come to grips with amount difficulties.

According to C&W, the surge in costs was underpinned by sustained stress factors inside the international supply chain, resulting in increased delivery fees. The recurring dispute in Europe has reduced business flows and re-routed delivery vessels far from the Suez Canal, adding approximately 10-14 days in travel time.

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In relations to global positions, London has one of the most expensive fit out expenses around the world at $355 psf.

The higher prices in Singapore come as normal fit out expenses continued to go up all over the Asia Pacific (Apac) area, albeit at a slower speed compared to last year.

” Creating for a curated workplace skill gets on the surge, with an ongoing attention on developing a place that adds to higher frequency, higher performance, and an overall boost in user experience,” he adds

Grant Carter, head of project and development services for Singapore at C&W, monitors that the flight to top quality trend remains prominent, with more companies choosing better outstanding buildings in business-strategic locations.