Configure, a new Proptech platform being launched today promises to change the commercial office landscape by bridging the gap between the security of the traditional leased offering and the convenience of a serviced offering.
Configure will allow commercial landlords to offer potential tenants the ability to visualise and customise landlord-approved fit-outs. The platform builds on the concept of space as service, allowing landlords to provide a quality service for their tenants.
The idea is to provide commercial landlords with an alternative to market their office space. Potential tenants will no longer have to choose a plain white box but will have options to visualise and customise the spaces to suit their unique brand identity and image.
“Having worked as a central London office investment and development specialist for the last 18 years, I wanted to find a way to help differentiate and let my developments in a quicker, simpler and more transparent way”, said Alex Morgan, Founder, Configure.
“You can choose and fit out a new car online and know exactly what you are getting at the end of the process, so I did not see why the same could not be done for office space”, he said.
The platform will allow for Configure, on behalf of the landlord, to fully deliver the fit-out in eight weeks from agreement to lease, making the letting and move experience much simpler and quicker for both landlord and tenant.
It will provide total transparency, with the cost implications visible in real time for each design, no hidden mark-ups, and the lease documents available for immediate download.
This has been made possible by the team of property experts who have conducted analysis into everything from layout efficiency, interior design, and sourcing and budgeting furniture.
The idea is to provide a single point of contact for landlords and it makes life easier for tenants, removing the need for endless showroom visits, reviewing designs, and choosing contractors. The promise is that “whatever individual design the tenant decides and visualises on the screen, it will be delivered in eight weeks with cost certainty.”