The space has been created specifically with architects and designers in mind with a wide range of materials in various finishes on display to help inspire and assist them in making specification decisions.
Architects and designers are welcome to drop in anytime to view materials, speak to materials experts, use the hot desks, or simply for a cup of coffee. The space also features two bookable meeting rooms both with audiovisual equipment.
The Marshalls Design Space is also a space to learn as there will be bookable events, guest speakers, CPD’s and seminars all listed on the dedicated web site.
The official opening of the space was marked by a launch party which was attended by close to 100 architects and specifiers.
Peter Hallitt, Marshalls Group Trading Director, said: “Clerkenwell has the highest concentration of architects in the UK, if not the world, therefore it makes perfect sense for us to locate our dedicated Design Space there.
“With the range of materials on display this space is designed to help our clients make specification decisions, but it’s also about giving them somewhere away from the office to think, learn and be inspired. This is a truly exciting development for the business and most importantly of all we expect it to drive sales.”
Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute & Creative Director at FHA, who attended the launch party said of the space: “It looks great and is a really good idea; not only is it convenient for us in the design community in Clerkenwell to have a space on our doorstep where we can come and see a wide range of materials and products, but with office space being at such a premium it’s also fantastic for there to be a space available for us to have meetings or simply to get away somewhere quiet to work. There’s no doubt that I will be taking advantage of this facility.”
The Marshalls Design Space can be found at Unit 4, 1st Floor, Compton Courtyard, 40 Compton Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0BD and has a dedicated webpage www.marshalls.co.uk/designspace.