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Optimising the Workplace for Innovative Thinking



Coffee Shop Work & How to Optimise the Workplace for Innovative Thinking by Incorporating Smart Design.

According to academic research acoustics have a role to play. You need about 70 decibels to enhance creative performance, anything lower, e.g. a quiet conversation and we pick up on the fact that it is too quiet. Noise above 85 decibels, which is like city traffic heard from the inside of a car, is too high and distracting. So, there’s this interesting range that is around 70 decibels that’s ideal. Therefore, this explains to some degree the coffee shop work phenomenon, good coffee and a convivial ‘cool’ environment also contributory factors

To learn from the coffee shop work revolution, we have developed our Office designs to include areas for work, rest and play. to nurture innovation see the example below


See examples above of a coffee shop style breakout / kitchen space by Select Interiors Ltd in The Hive in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Design by Adie Taylor & Chris Britton. Fit out and all bespoke joinery by Select Interiors Ltd


Please find above examples of work we have done previously for Building Blocks Digital Marketing & Dept Digital Marketing.

Please see above our recently completed project at Crusader Mills Capital & Centric.

See below Progress for a Grade II listed building design and refurbishment by the Select Team on Deansgate Manchester

Mood board GBM

Select Interiors worked closely with branding and digital agency Jam Creative to re-brand to completely update their current graphic / branding design and to compliement their move to a prestigeous retail site

Please see progress images taken over 6 weeks from demolition, construction, 1st fix mechanical and electrical services and fit out


Week 1 demolition


Week 2 demolition


Week 3 damp treatments & 1st fix electrical & mechanical services and fit out


Week 4 2nd Fix mechanical services, 1st fix electrical and fit out


Week 5 fit out, decoration, 1st fix electrical and joinery


Week 6 fit out, plastering, 1st fix electrical and sprinklers


Week 6 fit out, 2nd fix electrical to basement and mist coat decoration 1st floor

Please click the link for walk round of proposed project created in Revit by Select Interiors to illustrate the scheme

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

We hope that the above blog will give you the reader a snapshot of what we are up to, what we have recently completed and an idea of our processes and ethos. We are always striving to improve our service through investment in training, technology and of course staff


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