Select Interiors completed office design & fit out for Application Link Ltd moving from offices in Piccadilly to Manchester’s thriving Northern Quarter. The new offices are located close to uber trendy Cosmonaut & The Whiskey Jar Bars.
The brief was to design and fit out the single storey premises located in the conservation area. The project involved negotiations with the Landlord Iftikhar Managing Director of Gillan Developments. Select Interiors works could not impact the external look of building. internal works i.e. distribution of Cat 5E cabling, containment and the General building works not to be intrusive or to damage existing finishes.
Power, containment & distribution were routed within ground floor ceiling void and a design detail was installed to conceal cabling. Raked partial partitions were built as design feature a play on disjointed internal planes. This economical stylish solution enabled the electrical & data cabling works to be undertaken with minimal damage to building fabric. Works included the full design and fit out, partition, ceiling rafts, small power, Cat 5e cabling, LED lighting,decoration, flooring, seamless glass Boardroom, signage, desks, chairs and screens. Works were completed over a two week period, with the furniture (made to order) arriving 2 weeks after.
The client Application Link was overjoyed with the results. As a post scrip to completion of the works Iftikhar the Landlord whom had been sceptical about proposals during negotiation phase.
Visited the site and commented that the works designed and installed by Select Interiors Ltd design had “added value to his investment”. He also added that we had done a wonderful job. For Carl Select Interiors’ M.D. whom had long admired Gillan Development’s Studio Offices, Swan Square on Swan St for its’ chic design this was praise indeed.
Wall feature & LED lighting
Ceiling raft, glass Boardroom and LED strip lighting
Other local projects include the full fit out of 10th floor of City Tower for Colas Rail. Further works for old friends O’Connell East Architects on The Old Post Office in the Northern Quarter. A new pub restaurant The Allotment, again in the Northern Quarter. The design and fit out of a Management Suite for Capital Properties, developers and Property Managers of Spinningfields. Further works at Giorgio Armani again in Spinningfields with more works pending a delivery of materials from head office in Milan. Just completed a batch of Warehouse re-fits for a national supermarket chain in Walton, Huyton, Breck Road, Doncaster & Dumbarton. Works included Site Management / supervision of the client’s nominated sprinkler & warehouse racking contractors. Select achieved high scores for performance, communication and Health & Safety. We were particularly pleased with an e-mail received from one of the client’s toughest Project Managers saying what a wonderful job we had done for him in Dumbarton.
All of the projects will be the subject of further blogs, one of which will have a short film. The majority of the works above are repeat business, which would indicate we are doing something right. The project for Colas Rail was a first but hopefully be jet another client that uses our service regularly. Select Interiors are currently working on interior design and space planning plus full Cat A & Cat B fit out of Head Office in Swindon.