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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. ...

Co-worker space design and fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd

Are Shared living spaces (Co-Living) the housing equivalent of Co-Worker spaces that have transformed the office rentals market & work culture? Shared living spaces are being created in major cities in the US as ‘millennials’ seek a more sociable lifestyle. The concept is a cross between student housing and hotel, Co-Living spaces offer tenants serviced rooms in shared apartments with communal lounges, kitchens and bathrooms at a lower cost than rental flats and houses  Computer generated model of a Co living sky scraper in Stratford starting on site in...

Major Clanger And The Iron Chicken

The Iron Chicken & Major Clanger seeing what Select Interiors is up to at the former museum store at The Pelican Centre from space…the power of social media! Select Interiors commercial interior designers & shop-fitters Manchester are converting the former dilapidated Museum Store adjacent to The Pelican Centre in Tyldsley. The project and works will transform the redundant building into a dynamic new Gym & leisure facility. Architect Gary Seed, principal contractor CBES, site management & fit out by Select Interiors...

Progress at the Pelican Centre & what is up with The Thing?

Select Interiors are converting the former dilapidated Museum Store adjacent to The Pelican Centre in Tyldsley. The project and works will transform the redundant building into a dynamic new Gym & leisure facility. The scope of work includes demolition, major excavation, structural steel, importing and compacting 45 tonnes of hard-core, steel mesh and concrete, timber treatments, cladding, joinery, mezzanine floor, BWIC, electrical, partitions, joinery, flooring and decoration.  Image of where The Thing suddenly left site...

the google effect on office design by select interiors

The Google effect on office interior design

We at Select Interiors often receive briefs from clients - "We want to be like Google" meaning funky offices, playful furniture, ping-pong & table football. One of the things the Google effect has had is the idea that work is somehow an office as playground. This may be appropriate for Google, but not for the majority of businesses that A. do not have the resources, B. the space and C. the same ethos and staff demographic. If an organisations culture...

We tender for another refurbishment in Manchester

Select Interiors have been invited to tender for another refurbishment of a whole floor of City Tower in Manchester Piccadilly for a leading international property management company. Select Interiors was shortlisted for the prestigious project for past experience in completing Cat A & B fit outs on the 10th floor for Colas Rail & Bruntwood Properties The previously completed works include the ‘base’ building works to the shell and core. The scope of works included a level of fitting out between...

Progress at the Pelican Centre & The Thing?

(AKA the Select Interiors Ltd Manchester team laying 74 Tonnes of concrete in an afternoon) Select Interiors team are converting the former dilapidated Museum Store adjacent to The Pelican Centre in Tyldesley. The project and works will transform the redundant building into a dynamic new Gym & leisure facility. The proposed new and extended Pelican Centre will be an asset and of great benefit to the local community. The space will incorporate Gym, a youth zone and a space for community...

Select Interiors New Showroom In Manchester

Select Interiors interior designers and office, shop, bar & restaurant fit out company are moving to Manchester’s centre of trend the Northern Quarter Survey images of the damp basement, basic lighting, no sockets, water, gas or amenities. MD Carl had initially surveyed the basement and submitted costs to convert into offices for an IT company but had previously made enquiries about the same space. Carl was excited about the potential but unconvinced the bank would support the business with the project. After...

Q – What is happening to the Old Museum Store?

Select Interiors team is converting the former dilapidated Museum Store adjacent to The Pelican Centre in Tyldsley. The project and works will transform the redundant building into a dynamic new Gym & leisure facility. The proposed new and extended Pelican Centre will be an asset and of great benefit to the local community. The space will incorporate Gym, a youth zone and a space for community groups for workshops and life style work and will be an extension to the...

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Select win 6 Restaurant & Bar design and fits outs

Nuovo Building on Great Ancoats St fitout by Select Interiors Select Interiors Manchester shop & office fitters have been awarded a contract by The Homes and Communities Agency as part of the greater Ancoats regeneration scheme Scope of works; structural steelwork, roofing, BWIC and mechanical works to provide extract and ventilation to two exciting new Restaurants one of which has been designed by the Select Interiors team. Squid Ink and The KettleBell are opening on the ground floor of the jewel in...

Select Interiors win prestigous contracts in Grade A offices at The Hive

This is the 2nd contract in the The 80,000 sq ft building which benefits from a natural ventilation system which ensures it is one of the greenest and thus cost effective buildings in Manchester. It is the only Grade A office accommodation in The Northern Quarter and won the best commercial workplace award when it was completed in 2011. Select Interiors office fitters Manchester were recommended for the fit out by Rapport Agency & Building’s Management whom commented that we were...

Prestigious refurbishment & dilapidation project for Cosentino

Overview of delaps project, Cosentino warehouse, Trafford Park by Select Interiors Select Interiors Manchester Office Fitters have won a prestigious contract to refurbish and complete dilapidation schedule in Trafford Park in Manchester for international ceramic & stone tile distributors Consentino. The international Spanish company has 90 branches spread across 5 continents, recently opening branches in New Jersey and Milan. Select Interiors are proud to be working with one of the architectural finishes industries innovators and leaders   The project was completed over a...

Select Interiors Best of 2015

Number 1 in Select Interiors top design and fit out 2015 The kitchens, six pop up foodies outlets in Leftbank on the Spinningfields Estate. The six restaurants were designed by a collaboration between Soo Wilkinson from Igloo Design, Allied London’s Rochelle Silverstein and Carl Brown Select Interiors Ltd. The brief; to create a cool inviting spaces with a ‘Scandi’ feel, a neutral foil for the Operator’s logos and signage to differentiate and give the units their own personality. Bangers and Bacon,...

A new office fit out win with Events Agency Rapport

Rapport Office Fit Out Manchester The project was designed by Spacemen Creative - A Manchester based agency specialising in Interior, Retail and Exhibition design. The experienced creative team work, across a variety of sectors including automotive, retail, commercial projects globally. Charter design were commissioned as Planning consultants, QS and Project Management. Fit out including electrical, partitioning, bespoke furniture, lighting, kitchen, heating and storage by Select Interiors Ltd     Spacemen were asked by Rapport to design their new office in the Hive....

What have the Romans ever done for Manchester

Potted history of this great city; The Romans built a fort on a plateau about 1 mile south of the present Manchester cathedral in 80 AD called Mamuciam probably because the plateau resembled a breast. The fort was rebuilt in stone about 200 AD with a thriving civilian settlement clustered around the perimeter walls At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 a village called Mamecester existed. In time the name changed to Manchester Fast forward to the time of the...

A creative space for a creative agency

Select Interiors have recently been employed by Spacemen Creative, to fit out a new uber trendy office at The Hive, Lever Street, Manchester, for leading creative agency Rapport. Spacemen's designer, Chris Britton, states 'Spacemen were asked by Rapport to design their new office in the Hive.  Our intention was to create a flexible space centered around a creative spine. The idea is to provide as much variation in the way people work as possible - sitting at a desk, a high table on...

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015

The theme for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2015  was aptly illustrated by a series of seven highly visual mood panels which were assembled ‘live’ at the Awards ceremony to distil the importance of emotion in the design & fit out process. 1.Ambition / Intent 2.Interpretation / Expression 3.Research / Curiosity 4.Creation / Braveness 5.Implementation / Commitment 6.Delivery / Trust 7.Realisation / Triumph Select Interiors are proud to announce they were shortlisted as one of the top 5 UK's Best Standalone Bar or Club category Carl Brown, Managing Director, co-opted...

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Old Granada Studios Medical Centre Refurbishment

UP Fitness Gym, Manchester Select interiors have just completed conversion of former mothballed Medical Centre to an upmarket Gym for Allied London Estates and Up fitness in the Old Granada Studios. UP Fitness has branches in Mayfair, Dubai, Marbella & Hong Kong. The fitout project was completed over a 10 week period with works encompassing new upgraded drainage, showers & W.C.s, new Multipoint HW & pressurised cylinder, electrical, data, lighting, suspended ceilings, decorative polished concrete flooring, bespoke joinery, Ventilation & A/C Before...