How To Create A Fantastic Workplace

Why create a fantastic Workplace?   Seems like a silly question, why wouldn’t you? There are numerous reasons why we strive to create the perfect workplace. A recent global report highlights how employees that have more control over various aspects of their workplace and work experience, are more engaged. Therefore, empowering people to decide where […]

Give Your Employees More Control

Give employees choice and control over when and how to work The global report highlights how employees, who have more control over various aspects of their workplace and work experience, are more engaged. Therefore, empowering people to decide where and how they will be most productive is one strategy organisations can employ. No two days […]

Practical Changes to Boost Employee Engagement

The modern office has transformed significantly in the past decade. With the advent of continued growth in the jobs market (low unemployment) and a culture change within the so called ‘Generation Z’, younger employees expect more than a heated and lit space with desks. Office design and the culture of ‘The Office’ has become one […]

What is Biophilia? – Use of colour, materials and planting for wellbeing & acoustics

Biophilia ‘An innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world’ (according to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) Why should organisations incorporate biophilic design into their physical environments? Biophilic design has been shown to have economic, health, cultural and environmental benefits. Recent research from the field of neuroscience and endocrinology, […]

Reuse & Recycle: Office Fit Out

Select Interiors have just completed a to fit out the head office for a major off shore investor in Manchester’s housing LPC 1. Select Interiors designed and fitted out the new HQ working over the Christmas holiday to meet deadline. Scope of works included design / layout / space planning drawings, partitioning, glazed partitions, data, […]

What is the difference between Cat A & Cat B fit outs?

There is no universal or absolute definition of ‘Shell and Core’, ‘Category A’ or ‘Category B’ fit outs. However the following definitions describe what can be assumed to be included: Shell and Core The building is completed to the following specification: Complete fit out of reception / entrance halls, staircases, communal areas, toilets, lifts and […]

Optimising workplace design for Work Rest & Play

Optimising workplace design for Work Rest & Play It seems two very different behaviours optimise creative thinking for innovation processes: high focus work and restorative activities. We need to experience these on our own as well as with others. If we never rest we, can’t focus, or don’t work with each other, we miss out […]

Thinking in colour – Office Design and the effect of colours on mood and productivity

Does an office with orange carpets have more productive workers than one with grey? A recent event explored the psychological effect of designing with different shades. The example above by Select Interiors Ltd for Mediacom uses vibrant colours to define zones for different teams within the business The Psychology of Colour in the Workplace, a […]

Presenting A Smorgasbord Of The Best Of 2018 Selected By The Team

For your viewing pleasure, please see below our top 10 interiors of 2018 as chosen by your team at Select! Number 1 on Select Interiors Fit out Company top 10 –  Levitt Bernstein Architects, Select Interiors office fitters Manchester installed a Cat B scheme refurbish 1,500 square feet of offices in the ground-breaking period Bonded […]