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Top 5 Office Design Tips

Top 5 Office Design Tips It is one of the biggest questions for all UK businesses at the moment: how can companies make their office somewhere that attracts and retain the best staff? Tech & Property Companies like the example above have traditionally been leading the way. Currently however companies from all sectors are investing in their working environment as in the short film and images below. The communal coworker spaces were designed by Kate Yates and Select Interiors Ltd Manchester fit...

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You sign your lease on an empty shell, what next?

You sign your lease on an empty shell, what next? You call an Interior Office Design & Fit Out company? This is the story & timeline of a recent enquiry received from Strategic People a Recruitment Company The businessoperates within the Financial Services and Retail sectors. Specialising in business change & transformation,risk, regulatory and technology change The timeline of events from enquiry to stage II   Initial enquiry @10.45 on 6thFebruary 17 Initial Meeting & site survey 11am on 07th February 17 Submission of client...

Questions and answers on how to get the best out of your office space

Above image works by Select Interiors Ltd office fitter Manchester for Rapport creative agency in Manchester’s centre of trend The Northern Quarter 1 Reception Area Reception the first impression visitors get of your company Ask yourself whether it really reflects who you are and if it embodies your brand values? An impressive well designed reception desk, lighting, graphics and soft furnishings all create a welcoming and memorable statement of your company 2 Clutter and Storage We’ve all been in offices which are full of clutter, files...

We Love A Challenge

We Love A Challenge

WE LOVE A CHALLENGE Today’s office spaces are often smaller than ever before. While the need for a more flexible / fluid us of space is clearly necessary, architects and designers are often on autopilot. They frequently fail to use space in different, modern and innovative ways. At this point, long held assumptions regarding space organisation and utilisation must be questioned and new solutions thought out to cater for today’s changing, mobile, flexible work patterns THE CHALLENGE FOR ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND CONTRACTORS The...

Select Interiors Best of 2016

Select Interiors office designers and fitters Manchester developed the scheme from initial brief of ‘’create an understated, cool office environment that fertilises the creative seed bed that is the core of the award winning agency Works included; electrical, data, plumbing, mechanical, cooling, structural works, bespoke joinery, flooring, signage & decoration. Select Interiors provided a ‘turnkey’ fit out package for the conversion from a shell – Intelligent Conversation’s new Northern Quarter home...

What does 2017 hold for office design?

Architects & Designers are perpetually seeking ways to explore ways for Office Space to serve many purposes in a seamless manner. Adhering to conventional room layouts incorporating Conference. Board and Meetings Rooms can restrict overall space utilisation and functionality...

The secret to workplace happiness inspiring offices

Staff who believe that they are trusted and appreciated were the most important factors in helping to deliver a happy office, with boredom being the most negative factor. Trust amongst staff & management appreciating them helps to foster more workplace friendships & loyalty. Other critical factors like improving home comforts also play a key role in fostering those friendships as well as building trust and appreciation – a virtuous circle   The scheme above incorporates the latest philosophy and design principles to...

refurb contract with the museum of science and industry

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Select Interiors Ltd design team worked closely with the MOSI’s Project Manager Theresa McCauley have designed and created an immersive play area off the main exhibition space. The space designed and fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd will be used as an immersive play and lecture / cinema. School children will be able to visit learn about the Museum and the award-winning exhibits. The Museum has 400,000 square feet full of the fruits of inventive genius. MOSI hosts field trips...

Too Cool for school?

The “cool” office spaces we all envy a little (The Huggy Bear factor) – the ones with gaming areas, nap nooks / quiet rooms, fully-stocked kitchens with bottle fridges for beer are still the exception and not the norm. You cannot just throw up a basketball hoop and tell your employees go play without first establishing some ground rules and have an idea that the facilities will increase productivity as well as wellbeing. RAPPORT, THE HIVE OFFICE FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS...

The end of highly structured formal workspaces?

The last decade has also brought about significant changes in the physical spaces many office workers inhabit. Only 5 – 7 years ago most office workers remained static, bound to their office and desk, simply because the phones and computers to do their job were fixed in one place. Laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones have enabled significant opportunities to change the way offices are designed, planned and therefore used....

Board Rooms not Bored Rooms

Select Interiors fitted out this Boardroom for creative agency Rapport, designed by Adrian Taylor and Chris Britton see link /portfolio/office-interiors/rapport/ Bespoke full height toughened glass door and screen. Bespoke clear coat sprayed Birch faced ply panelling with logo fret cut to complement manifestations on glazing. The design is also reflected in the LED lighting fitted above the Boardroom table. High tec AV equipment and sound proofed canopy which dissects the Boardroom, Reception, Kitchen and Informal high table meeting space and 2...

Work Patterns Are Evolving

Most offices offer a variety of spaces, rooms for meetings, kitchen / canteen and areas of grouped workstations. However work PATTERNS ARE EVOLVING, technology has freed people to work anywhere and a growing proportion of that work is collaborative and social. Collaborative work now accounts for as much time in the average office worker's day as individual computer work meaning that employees are more likely to be moving between a variety of formal and informal spaces Traditional office space planning has...

uk creative industries booming despite the woes of brexit

UK Creative Industries booming despite the woes of Brexit

Manchester & The Northern Quarter recognised as growth areas for creative industries see progress Select Interiors new Design Hub & Showroom UK creative industries booming with Manchester confirmed as creative Hub, Select Interiors’ Manchester showroom & offices nearly complete in The Northern Quarter Business news: creative industries are growing faster than any other business sector in most of the UK according to new data, with 47 "creative clusters" now scattered across the country – including "less 'hip'" areas like Slough and Chester While...

Bring on August

Select Interiors received an enquiry with a short lead time (4 days from enquiry to being on site) office reconfiguration and fit out for QA Consultants to accommodate 64 delegate training rooms in Salford Quays. Works included demolition, partitioning, glazing, electrical, data, floor coverings and joinery. Timescale from enquiry to completion 14 days. ...

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Why choose us for your design and fit out project?

Value, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Training, Programming and Site Progress Select Interiors way of working and ethos Good negotiating skills, experience, and having a good payment record helps with suppliers. Always try and contact the Sales Representatives rather than just accepting the price from a Company telesales operator. This advice seems a little obvious often people do not have the time to compile and send out official tenders and to talk to mobile sales reps. often busy or unavailable. The easiest...

Hat trick at The Hive?

Select Interiors commercial design & fit out have just completed another fit out at The Hive for Intelligent Conversation an award winning PR Agency. The company won the CIPR Excellence award for the UK’s Outstanding Small Consultancy. More industry awards have followed – including an international award for communications effectiveness. ...

5 questions and answers on how to get the best out of your office space

5 Questions and answers on how to get the best out of your office space

Reception the first impression visitors get of your company. Ask yourself whether it really reflects who you are and if it embodies your brand values? An impressive well designed reception desk, lighting, graphics and soft furnishings all create a welcoming and memorable statement of your company. ...