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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...

Design Implications and Space Planning

Workers today are driven by a need for autonomy over where and when they work to achieve the desired peak-performance. Many traditional workspaces where employees are untethered to work dedicated workstations are thankfully becoming outdated. At Select Interiors Ltd we seek to incorporate choice and variety in a environment to accommodate a range of workstyles and mobility. ‘’Designed to support an agile workforce, the Worksmart Space above fosters innovative thinking and easily adapts to new ways of working, as well as...

listed buildings case study, the story & completion images

Listed Buildings Case Study, The Story & Completion images

Completion of a Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd for Apple Partner GBM Ltd The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a Grade II listed (both external envelope and internal Listed) retail unit, the unit has three floors, a basement, ground with a single shop front on Deansgate and a double frontage to the 1st floor Survey images GBM are a long-established Apple authorised reseller....

Good Design Need not be Expensive

Good design need not be expensive, how Select Interiors maintains a budget and an example of why a budget was exceeded by 18% It is said that good ideas never go out of style. The greatest barrier to achieving a perfect interior is usually the budget. As most clients have less than is needed to achieve the ideal, it falls to the designer to be arbiter, selector of materials, finishes and to have a tight rein on the purse strings....

Projects for Q1 2018 & Listed Building Update

Select Interiors wins contract for the design and refurbishment of 11 rest facilities for Metrolink operators Keolis Amey for Transport for Greater Manchester   Select Interiors have recently tendered and won the first of a major investment in staff facilities owned by Transport for Greater Manchester and operated by Keolis Amey. Select Interiors Ltd completed design and refurbishment works for two rest facilities for previous operators of Metrolink in Piccadilly & Cornbrook Stations in Manchester. Select Interiors Ltd have won another...

6 Trends for Office and Workspaces Design for 2018

Top 6 Dynamic Trends for Office and Workspaces Design for 2018 as Predicted by the Select Interiors Ltd Team. In today’s world, it’s important to have an office space that functions according to your businesses needs and enhances the performance of those who work within its walls. Therefore, the design of your office is so important and why design trends are constantly changing and adapting to the demands of businesses. It directly impacts our ability to work and be at our...