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 Normans in the 11th century Manchester was a small village, in the 12th century the population of England grew and trade and commerce contributed to make Manchester into a town in the early 13th century.
In 1603 Manchester suffered an outbreak of plague, which killed approximately a quarter of the population
In the 17th century Manchester was famous for wool and silk
In the early 18th century Manchester had a population of around 10,000. It was still a medium sized town. However in the late 18th century the industrial revolution began and the population soared to 70,000
During the 19th century Manchester was transformed by the Industrial Revolution. The population of Manchester grew to 126,000 and became world famous as a manufacturing centre producing wool, silk, cotton, paper and iron
In the 20th century diversification produced new industries included flour milling, biscuits and breakfast cereals. The old industries of cotton, silk and Engineering suffered during the depression of the 1930s. In the second half of the century manufacturing industries declined and have been supplemented by service industries – education, finance, tourism, digital and creative
Through history manufacturing, craft and trade have made the city what it is today. A vibrant cosmopolitan thrusting metropolis, the UK’s undisputed second city. So when John Cleese said ‘’what have the Romans ever done for us except sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health’’ add M A N C H E S T E R.
Select Interiors design, manufacture and produce genuine made in Manchester merchandise in the form of well thought out, bespoke interiors fitted by experienced craftsmen. We utilise some of the tools also used by the Romans, chisels, hammers, saws though the skilled carpenters don’t usually wear togas during the working week except perhaps Big Dave a member of the team that enjoys dressing up….
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.
Upfitness Gym international operator, converted from formed Granada television medical centre
Conversion of disused basement junk area to swish offices with controlled environment, daylight luminaires, glazed meeting room, and kitchen. The ground floor given a facelift
Exterior works as part of the complete refurbishment of Tangs Restaurant Cheadle and external re-design, lighting and graphics for Time Recruitment Ltd
Select Interiors commercial interior designers and fit out company are working on repeat business projects for two of the businesses mentioned above, Time Recruitment Ltd & Caffeine & Co
Select Interiors Ltd have also completed further repeat business for Mediacom
Select Interiors have recently been employed by Spacemen Creative, to fit out a new uber trendy office at The Hive for leading creative agency Rapport.
Please follow link for other recently completed projects by Select Interiors Ltd http://selectinteriors.pixieset.com/
Some of the projects above will be the subject of further blogs, the majority of the works above are repeat business, which would indicate we are doing something right.
The team at Select Interiors would like to thank all the clients above for their valued enquiries and business
Signed The Select Team