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
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 London is still responsible for 40 per cent of all creative industry jobs and a third of creative businesses, smaller clusters are thriving across the country, according to The Geography of Creativity in the UK report.
“While it is well known that the creative industries are engines of growth in cities like London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff, their importance in other parts of the UK is less widely appreciated,” says the report, which includes a map of the country’s 47 “creative clusters”.
The map confirms that creative clusters have a dominant presence in London and the south east (which together comprise around a third of clusters identified). But just over one-fifth of clusters are found in the north of England, see Manchester highlighted above
See before and some progression images for Select Interiors Ltd Northern Quarter design hub and offices…nearly there!
Select Interiors Directors Martha Loraine’s and Carl Brown were invited to an exclusive talk hosted by Restaurant & Bar Design awards founder Marco Rubio at Manchester’s hippest restaurant Tattu. This is the first foray into the business by Adam Jones and with an average 10 week wait to get a booking at weekends it speaks volumes about the quality of food, service and of course the interior.
Designer Edwin Picket and Adam talked about the initial concept which started with the brand Tattu and developed over a five-year period from initial sketches to completion of this stunning and unique Restaurant
Host Marco teased the narrative out of an at times recalcitrant Designer Edwin Picket. Adam Jones provided the perfect counterpoint with a more fluid and incredibly inspiring account of how the brand as starting point dictated the interior design and fit out. The process started with the acquisition of a none-descript secondary location office space shell over-shadowed by the surrounding Residential & Commercial high rise development of Spinningfields and Leftbank. The space was designed to be offices and has the standard uniform of black glass curtain walling, in short a challenge. Adam & Edwin saw the potential despite many pitfalls including no design provision for Restaurant extract systems. The pair developed the concept and started the fit out where most would not dare tread. The intrepid duo have stamped their mark and created an unbelievably eclectic interior with body art referencing from the oversized anchors in reception to the rope ceiling fitted to the main restaurant
PLEASE SEE BELOW A FEW EXAMPLES OF OTHER RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS, OFFICE DESIGN AND FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD MANCHESTER
UP FITNESS,OLD GRANADA STUDIO BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD
THE OLD PACKET HOUSE FIT OUT AND DESIGN BY SELECT INTERIORS MANCHESTER
Select Interiors Manchester Shop & Office Fitters have recently completed works for Mediacom Northwest a full reconfiguration, design & fit out of 4th & ground floors to accommodate a further 48 staff and a new Finance Director. This is the 10th project for Mediacom. Select have received a further enquiry for design services
Select Interiors Manchester have just completed the design & building of new Executive offices including new floorcoverings to all Directors offices and Boardroom for EDM Airspace. This is the 12th project completed for EDM
A full design and installation of extract, ductwork from ground level to 5th floor roof space including structural works, fire stopping for Homes & Communities Agency and Parkinson’s Contractors for two exciting restaurants – Squid Ink & The Kettlebell
The extensive demolition of an existing warehouse store area for Schawk Uk including removal of 42 Tonnes of cast concrete, the demolition and removal off timber displays and workshops and uplift of floorcoverings to shell. The work where completed over two weekends, Select Interiors have been asked to quote for the full fit out of this space plus an Executiave Office & Design Space
Select Interiors Ltd have just won a contract for International Airswift Technologies at Delphian House New Bailey St, Manchester. Scope of work designing and fitting out new offices and executive suites to accommodate another 40 staff members
Select Interiors have been earmarked for a design and update programme for Manchester Metrolink & operators RatpDev offices & station rest rooms. These up-coming projects will be the 6th project for this valued customer
INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION, 5TH FLOOR, THE HIVEFITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD
RAPPORT 5TH FLOOR, THE HIVEFITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS LTD
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We at Select Interiors judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging
We hope that the above blog will give you the reader a snapshot of what we are up to, what we have recently completed and an idea of our processes and ethos. We are always striving to improve our service through investment in training, technology and of course staff.
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