i would go for layer 3 - not so much because of the broadcasts (it's not that a big change from 110 to 130 hosts), but because a) the possibilities of ip (the flexibility of dsbp against cos is just one thing) and b) because of risk containment - e.g. if you have a spanning tree loop, it is contained in the building. incident management gets so much more easier if reason and symptom of a problem is in the same place...
I've just found out that although the existing site has VOIP it's being run over the same vlan as data. I've inherited this so maybe as part of the new site design I should also create a new voice vlan in the existing site as well?
You can contain any threat (virus, hack) in your network when you go with Layer3. The proper design is going Layer3 whenever possible.
For instance, if you have a network with multiple floors, each floor should be on their own subnet. Another example, is creating subnets per function (i.e. Accounting department, Finance, HR) as well as services (printing subnet, VoIP subnet, server subnet, etc).
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