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5 questions you must answer before re-designing your Office

What can you do to increase productivity, staff retention and wellbeing without having to turn your office into Google HQ Are you satisfied with your workspace? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Approximately 66% of Britain’s workforce feels that their offices are the reason that they’re not attracting the best talent, according to a recent survey Newer, sleeker, and more technologically efficient offices are all factors in attracting the best and brightest people. However, these offices aren’t always accessible to business...

Top 6 Office Interiors Trends Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

The Select Interiors team spent the week in Clerkenwell for Design Week which attracted over 30,000 visitors. The event spread over a square mile in the heart of London’s trendiest location is a must see in the calender to see what’s new in the world of commercial office and interior design. Clerkenwell is the key design district and hosts three days of product launches, installations, and inspiring talks. The following images are some of the manufacturers and products we found...

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials is an architectural theory based on the idea that materials should be used where they are most appropriate, and without their innate ‘natural’ qualities being concealed. To realise the beauty of materials in their raw state Examples of this theory in practice include: Exposed concreteleft unpainted, with shuttering marks un-sanded. Timber’s natural grain left unpolished, paintedor stained. Copper’s natural patina left untouched. Steelworkleft exposed Raw masonry walls exposed Exposed galvanised lighting containment and track As a theory, it is most closely associated with modernist architecture & design and in...

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Why gyms and a Friday beer fridge just won’t cut it

Much has been written recently extolling the virtues of employee-centred workplace design, but there has been very little serious research backing the trend. The result has been workplace design strategy driven by fads and buzzwords, and where no concrete benefits are subsequently felt by employees. Ultimately, ill-informed redesigns can prove expensive exercises in futility if employees don’t ultimately benefit in terms of quality of life and productivity There is a correlation between workplace design and productivity. The physical work environment impacts...

Design Implications and Space Planning

Workers today are driven by a need for autonomy over where and when they work to achieve the desired peak-performance. Many traditional workspaces where employees are untethered to work dedicated workstations are thankfully becoming outdated. At Select Interiors Ltd we seek to incorporate choice and variety in a environment to accommodate a range of workstyles and mobility. ‘’Designed to support an agile workforce, the Worksmart Space above fosters innovative thinking and easily adapts to new ways of working, as well as...

listed buildings case study, the story & completion images

Listed Buildings Case Study, The Story & Completion images

Completion of a Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd for Apple Partner GBM Ltd The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a Grade II listed (both external envelope and internal Listed) retail unit, the unit has three floors, a basement, ground with a single shop front on Deansgate and a double frontage to the 1st floor Survey images GBM are a long-established Apple authorised reseller....

Good Design Need not be Expensive

Good design need not be expensive, how Select Interiors maintains a budget and an example of why a budget was exceeded by 18% It is said that good ideas never go out of style. The greatest barrier to achieving a perfect interior is usually the budget. As most clients have less than is needed to achieve the ideal, it falls to the designer to be arbiter, selector of materials, finishes and to have a tight rein on the purse strings....

Warehouse Conversion to Showroom and Offices

case study – warehouse conversion to showroom and offices for boardmans design international fashion distributor update Design & Conversion of Warehouse to Showrooms and Head Office for Great Manchester Fashion Brand Boardmans The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a warehouse unit, the space a ground floor formerly a warehouse and the 1st floor offices. Check out the demolition to completion video below!! https://youtu.be/_6NdVF5vv4w Survey images below         Boardmans Design are a long-established international Manchester based Fashion Brand. This successful...

What does your office interior say about your business?

Each office has its own unique purpose and the best office designs are focused on the people using them and enhancing their productivity. Your office should be a representation of your brand and certain design styles have become synonymous with different sectors. The workplace is made up of a diverse network of individuals and businesses should benefit from recognising and catering for the diverse requirements of personality types and the needs of different departments But what does your office design say...

Select Interiors Recent Projects

A timely commercial office, reception and fit-out by Select Interiors Ltd & Kate Yates Design Director of Territory Interiors show how a modest budget can boost inventive fit out solutions ‘’This is the future of workplace design,” Kate Yates from Territory Interiors  sums up her latest office fit-out project with partnering interiors company Select Interiors Ltd Just off Atlantic Street in Altrincham Select Interiors working for Kate Yates of Territory Interiors Ltd have given a national property company a new reception, café,...