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We So Love Manchester

Why we at Select Interiors believe that despite the woeful uncertainty and tragedy of Brexit Manchester as the UK’s 2nd city will prosper

Why we at Select Interiors believe that despite the woeful uncertainty and tragedy of Brexit Manchester as the UK’s 2nd city will prosper

The annual UK Regional Economic Forecast has found that Manchester’s GVA will increase by 2.4 per cent over the next three years, putting it ahead of London and neck-and-neck with Reading.

Employment growth will also lead the pack at 1.2 per cent a year, representing the equivalent of almost 15,000 net new jobs.

While it has been found to be the best performing city, forecast figures to 2020 still reveal a slowdown compared to the previous three-year period as GVA is expected to be 3.7 per cent a year from 2014 to 2017 and employment growth 3.8 per cent

A potted history of this great city; The Romans built a fort on a plateau about 1 mile south of the present Manchester cathedral in 80 AD called Mamuciam probably because the plateau resembled a breast. The fort was rebuilt in stone about 200 AD with a thriving civilian settlement clustered around the perimeter walls

At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 a village called Mamecester existed. In time the name changed to Manchester

Fast forward to the time of the Normans in the 11th century Manchester was a small village, in the 12th century the population of England grew and trade and commerce contributed to make Manchester into a town in the early 13th century.

In 1603 Manchester suffered an outbreak of plague, which killed approximately a quarter of the population

In the 17th century Manchester was famous for wool and silk

In the early 18th century Manchester had a population of around 10,000. It was still a medium sized town. However in the late 18th century the industrial revolution began and the population soared to 70,000

During the 19th century Manchester was transformed by the Industrial Revolution. The population of Manchester grew to 126,000, Manchester became world famous as a manufacturing centre producing wool, silk, cotton, paper and iron

In the 20th century diversification produced new industries included flour milling, biscuits and breakfast cereals. The old industries of cotton, silk and Engineering suffered during the depression of the 1930s. In the second half of the century manufacturing industries declined and have been supplemented by service industries – education, finance, tourism, digital and creative

Through history manufacturing, craft and trade have made the city what it is today.  A vibrant cosmopolitan thrusting metropolis, the UK’s undisputed second city. So when John Cleese said ‘’what have the Romans ever done for us except sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health’’ add M A N C H E S T E R.

Select Interiors Manchester shop fitters design, manufacture and produce genuine made in Manchester merchandise in the form of well thought out, bespoke interiors fitted by experienced craftsmen. We utilise some of the tools also used by the Romans, chisels, hammers, saws though the skilled carpenters don’t usually wear togas during the working week except perhaps Big Dave a member of the team that enjoys dressing up….

We at Select Interiors judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging. See below some examples of recently completed projects throughout Manchester & the North West

We at Select Interiors Design & Fit Out Company judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging

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Some of the projects above will be the subject of further blogs, the majority of the works above are repeat business, which would indicate we are doing something right.

The team at Select Interiors would like to thank all the clients above for their valued enquiries and business

Talk to the experts about how an engaging fit out can give your premises a facelift, after all confidence breeds success, call the Select Interiors design team on 0161 445 4040 or email moc.sroiretni-tcelesnull@ofni