You sign your lease on your new office, what next?

V Properties, Select interiors, Fit out

Property; 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 business operates within the Financial Services and Retail sectors. Specialising in business change & transformation, risk, regulatory and technology […]

The open-plan office, is still relevant

Office Fit Out Completed for Levitt Berstein

For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open-plan spaces. This has not always been successful, with the open-plan approach receiving significant criticism. The key issues are distraction and noise, which apparently leads to uncooperative behaviour, distrust and negative personal relationships, and the lack of privacy and […]

Value – Quality Assurance – Delivery

How do you ensure that you are meeting the value, quality assurance and delivery goals for your clients? Value 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 […]

Track & Linear lighting

You may also have noticed this theme in the images we’ve shared that lighting is a key design feature the overall trend being black LED track and lineal fittings The lighting options with track are endless, spots can highlight features, create mood and now with filters can be used for task lighting see some examples […]

Latest news….

Window graphics

Select Interiors Manchester design studio have recently completed works for design & fit out for upmarket design & interiors group Clarke & Clarke (link) part of the mighty Walker Greenbank Group. The contract included demolition, mechanical, bespoke metal-work, bespoke joinery, partitioning, plaster finishes, desks, furniture and showroom fit out. LED track and day-light LED luminaires. […]

Manchester… Probably the best city in the world for tech and creatives

The UK is a nation of inventors and entrepreneurs, with 75 new companies launched every hour. But don’t assume this is London-centric – regional clusters of activity are thriving too The High Growth Small Business urban three out of every five high-growth small businesses are located outside of London and the south-east of England. Not […]

Explaining The Design Process

The design process is difficult to explain, in the beginning, it’s analytical whereby you try to understand and process the information from the client in the form of a brief. Drawings and sketches are developed, perhaps over coffee with a colleague on a paper napkin to start the process. I am sure most people have […]

office design trends 2019

Select Interiors have identified what we feel are the top 5 design trends identified by the team from Clerkenwell Design Week 2019. It’s crucial for us to stay on top of the latest trends in workplace design so that we can deliver the best for our clients. The following 5 trends were uniformly adopted by manufacturers and […]

Office design around cultures

Office design can help build company culture, the following blog illustrates the main 4 cultures present within most organisations You’ve optimised the tech, had consultants streamlining your processes. What next? Organisational culture is an important consideration that will affect efficiency and performance when it comes to office design. “The critical achievement of workspace design is […]