CAT A+ Report 2023

In the last two years we’ve seen an increase in interest in CAT A+ fit-outs. Popular in London, it’s now becoming more prevalent all over the UK. The impact of the global pandemic, recession, increase in hybrid-working and concern over carbon emissions, have all influenced the change.

CAT A+, also known as Landlord fitted space or plug and play’, is a flexible lease offering, but unlike serviced offices has a single occupier. In common with serviced offices, the space is fully furnished, fitted out and has connectivity in place making it ready for business. For SMEs and start-ups there is no large outlay of finance needed to fit-out the space and the lease is shorter and more flexible. In periods of uncertainty and where sufficient CAPEX is not available, this is a low-risk, time-saving alternative for occupants.

This report looks at the pros and cons of a landlord fitted space for all parties involved. It discusses how the benefit of a CAT A+ fitout can be maximised, made more sustainable and attract the right clients.

  • What is the difference between CAT A, CAT B and CAT A+?
  • What are the pros and cons for landlords and occupants?
  • What factors influence the design?
  • What is the role of furniture specification?
  • Is this a sustainable model?

We spoke to industry experts from Property Management companies Knight Frank and Avison Young and Interior Design experts, Minifie Architects, for their insights on this format, its benefits and its future.

Click the link below to download the report.

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