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Select Interiors – Best of 2017!

Select Interiors Manchester design and fit out company present a smorgasbord of the best of 2017 selected by the team. The selection was not made on value, profitability or whether we designed the scheme, but purely on how much we enjoyed the process. Number 1 on Select Interiors Fit out Company top 10 - Biz Space Altrincham Business Centre on Altrincham, Select Interiors developed the scheme from initial brief to refurbish 3,000 sqft of communal space, reception, café, corridors, staircases and washroom...

Optimising the Workplace for Innovative Thinking

Coffee Shop Work & How to Optimise the Workplace for Innovative Thinking by Incorporating Smart Design. According to academic research acoustics have a role to play. You need about 70 decibels to enhance creative performance, anything lower, e.g. a quiet conversation and we pick up on the fact that it is too quiet. Noise above 85 decibels, which is like city traffic heard from the inside of a car, is too high and distracting. So, there's this interesting range that is...

Listed Buildings Case Study Progress

Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a 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 below       Our client GBM are a long established Apple authorised reseller. This successful company has been trading for over 20 years and is...

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12 steps to design and refurb of Listed Buildings

Listed Buildings Case Study 12 steps to design and refurbishment of Grade II Listed Buildings case study Grade II listed building conversions need not be a headache or bring you or the Bank Manager to apoplexy This is often the impression people have of the expense of conversion where buildings are Listed Case Study – Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester Select Interiors received an enquiry to design & refurbish a retail unit with...

How to Create a Successful Organisational Culture: Build It into the design

  What is the definition of company culture and how does it impact the workplace? Company culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture includes a variety of elements, including, company mission, values, ethics, expectations, goals and of course the working environment Example, some companies have a team-based culture with employee participation on all levels, while other have a more structured, traditional and formal management style It’s the personality of an organisation...

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...

Designing the Office for Work Focus

Employers need open and interactive spaces to encourage collaboration, and such spaces can introduce distractions. Distractions, however, sabotage focus, and focus work is a necessary part of collaborative efforts. How can we solve this conflict? Select Interior’s approach to workplace design is to encourages both collaboration and focus work. We try to Offer employees a variety of workspace options, choice over where, how, and when to best work, and control over workspace features and furnishings. We strive to make the workplace...