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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 Many traditional workspaces where employees are untethered to work dedicated workstations are thankfully becoming outdated.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,...

We So Love Manchester

Why we at Select Interiors believe that despite the woeful uncertainty and tragedy of Brexit Manchester as the UK’s 2nd city will prosper Why we at Select Interiors believe that despite the woeful uncertainty and tragedy of Brexit Manchester as the UK’s 2nd city will prosper The annual UK Regional Economic Forecast has found that Manchester's GVA will increase by 2.4 per cent over the next three years, putting it ahead of London and neck-and-neck with Reading. Employment growth will also lead the...

Offices That are too Cool for School

Where is the line between a fun collaborative office and one that distracts employees from being productive? The “cool” office spaces we all envy a little (The Huggy Bear Factor) – the ones with gaming areas, nap nooks / quiet rooms, fully-stocked kitchens with bottle fridges for beer are still the exception and not the norm. You can’t just throw up a basketball hoop and tell your employees go play without first establishing some ground rules and have an idea that...

Select Interiors Manchester office design and fit-out Boardmans

Warehouse Shop Conversion for Boardmans Design

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 is on 2 floors ground & 1st floor https://youtu.be/El15olwg3Kw Survey images below     Our client Boardmans are a long-established international Manchester based Fashion Brand. This successful company has been trading for over 100 years. The expanding business wanted a new home with all their facilities in one site. Select Interiors won the tender to...