Date published 16 August 2021

As restrictions reduce, we are happy to announce that both our Birmingham and London Design Spaces are now open for opportunities for collaborations or hot desking, for those tired of working from home or looking for a central meeting space.

Our main priority is to keep ensuring a healthy and safe working environment for all customers and employees. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the Design Spaces and face coverings are still required whilst moving around the Design Space whilst continuing to maintain a two-meter distance.

Virtual meetings have been a great way to stay in touch over the past year. As we’re slowly getting back to a sense of normality, our London and Birmingham Design Spaces are becoming a place to re-connect and meet in a creative space, exclusively for architects, design professionals and students. We’re also welcoming an agile work environment, allowing people to pre-book work spaces.

In less restricted times, Marshalls Design Spaces hold CPD, events, seminars and guest speaker sessions. They offer an opportunity to inspire new ideas by putting yourself in a different environment to engage with new professionals, which allows the opportunity for collaboration, whilst browsing Marshalls products.

London Design Space

Tilly Maher, London Design Space Manger, said: “The Design Spaces are often described as a hub of creativity, although they’ve been a bit quiet for the past 18 months, the buzz is definitely starting to come back. We’ve got a broad range of our products on show, including Paving, Natural Stone, Drainage, Landscape Protection and examples of our bespoke ranges. Something I’ve missed has been the day-to-day social interactions that happen in an office, so I’m really looking forward to seeing old faces, meeting new ones and getting back into some sort of normality. Once restrictions have eased we’ll be able to host events again, so I’m definitely looking forward to that!”

Telephone: 0208 712 1335

Email: designspacelondon@marshalls.co.uk

Birmingham Design Space

Birmingham Design Manager, Jennifer Stovell, said: “It has been a bit difficult during the lockdown. The Birmingham Design Space has been open most of the time, bar a few months between March and July when working from home was mandatory. Even though we have been open, there have hardly been any visitors and that’s to be expected. What I didn’t expect was the immense stillness that would encompass the world, including the Design Space. So what I am most looking forward to is the return of that sparkle of energy that comes when other people are around - making a cuppa and having a bit of a natter, showing off the Design Space to visitors – that’s what I miss most and I can’t wait to welcome customers back when the restrictions lift.”

Telephone: 0121 5148086

Email: designspacebirmingham@marshalls.co.uk

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For more information on the Design Spaces, please visit www.marshalls.co.uk/commercial/design-space.