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The Bonded Warehouse – Is it the coolest period office development in Manchester?

Select Interiors are the first contractor to have won a fit out in this stunning new development by the achingly cool Allied London. Select Interiors have won a tender to fit out new offices for London based Levitt Bernstein Architects The 4-week project includes bespoke joinery, mechanical, electrical, data, partitioning, bespoke steel sliding doors, flooring & decoration. Select Interiors had previously fitted out the company’s current offices in the Old Granada Studios building 3-D sketch of scheme by Jamie & Victoria from...

Co-Worker Spaces are reinventing office life. Is yours next?

Step inside its world of vintage chairs, froth insulation and zig-zagging walkways. This inventive scheme in Holland Park, London is like an office designer’s LSD trip, with lava lamp tear bubble desks, acid colours and planting like Kew’s greenhouses The SPACE above was created from an unappealing former carpet factory with an extruded bubble of Orange transparent plastic stretched two mews houses. The interior is brimming with spiky leaves, eclectic furniture and acid colours like a jungle remix for generation X The concept...

Wellbeing at work is about much more than fruit on desks and subsidised gym memberships!

So many people are interested in fitness now, being healthy, looking good, working out and wearing the associated fashionwear, so called Ath Leisure. The successful TV series Love Island features a bevy of scantily clad buff bodies and has probably contributed to this trend Employers should actively encourage healthier lifestyles which will reap benefits in terms of reduced absenteeism, increased wellbeing and better staff engagement. The Tax man is even in on this trend with the introduction in 1999 of the...

Metrolink GMT – Keolis Amey Case Study

Select Interiors have contract for the design and refurbishment of 10 rest facilities for Metrolink operators Keolis Amey for Transport for Greater Manchester. We have also won a bid for the interior design and space planning for their two main Administration Offices in Trafford and Cheetham Hill. See below draft layout plans stage 1 approved by the board Visual of proposed works at Piccadilly Select Interiors Ltd completed design and refurbishment works for ten rest facilities. Services include demolition, an extension,...

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Space the Final Frontier…

SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER…… Space the final frontier was the tag line of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk at the start of every episode as the SSS Enterprise entered warp speed and the stars became a spark like blur emanating from the centre of our screens Select Interiors Manchester’s tag line is Love Your Space and like the crew of the SSS Enterprise we want to take your space, full of endless possibilities to be the best it can be within your budget There’s...

5 questions you must answer before re-designing your Office

What can you do to increase productivity, staff retention and wellbeing without having to turn your office into Google HQ Are you satisfied with your workspace? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Approximately 66% of Britain’s workforce feels that their offices are the reason that they’re not attracting the best talent, according to a recent survey Newer, sleeker, and more technologically efficient offices are all factors in attracting the best and brightest people. However, these offices aren’t always accessible to business...

Top 6 Office Interiors Trends Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

The Select Interiors team spent the week in Clerkenwell for Design Week which attracted over 30,000 visitors. The event spread over a square mile in the heart of London’s trendiest location is a must see in the calender to see what’s new in the world of commercial office and interior design. Clerkenwell is the key design district and hosts three days of product launches, installations, and inspiring talks. The following images are some of the manufacturers and products we found...

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials is an architectural theory based on the idea that materials should be used where they are most appropriate, and without their innate ‘natural’ qualities being concealed. To realise the beauty of materials in their raw state Examples of this theory in practice include: Exposed concreteleft unpainted, with shuttering marks un-sanded. Timber’s natural grain left unpolished, paintedor stained. Copper’s natural patina left untouched. Steelworkleft exposed Raw masonry walls exposed Exposed galvanised lighting containment and track As a theory, it is most closely associated with modernist architecture & design and in...

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Benifits of biophilic design in the workplace

BIOPHILIC DESIGN IN THE WORKPLACE – USE OF COLOUR, TEXTURE, MATERIALS AND PLANTING FOR WELL-BEING AND ACOUSTICS What is Biophilia? NOUN mass noun (according to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world Why should organisations incorporate biophilic design into their physical environments? Biophilic design has been shown to have economic, health, cultural and environmental benefits. Recent research from the field of neuroscience and endocrinology, show the crucial role that experiencing nature...

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Why gyms and a Friday beer fridge just won’t cut it

Much has been written recently extolling the virtues of employee-centred workplace design, but there has been very little serious research backing the trend. The result has been workplace design strategy driven by fads and buzzwords, and where no concrete benefits are subsequently felt by employees. Ultimately, ill-informed redesigns can prove expensive exercises in futility if employees don’t ultimately benefit in terms of quality of life and productivity There is a correlation between workplace design and productivity. The physical work environment impacts...