Amspec at Work: JM Architects


At Amspec we are dedicated to delivering exceptionally high quality work for all of our clients. Whether it’s commercial interior design in Liverpool or a bespoke office fit out, Manchester based Amspec pride ourselves on making our clients’ office interior design dreams a reality.

In order to achieve our clients’ commercial interior design aims, the Amspec team focuses a lot of time and effort getting to know our clients. As a consequence we find ourselves in a much better position to produce the interior design and commercial fit out solutions tailored to their specific budgets, goals and timeframes.

Testament to Amspec’s commitment to deliver top-quality and bespoke commercial interior design solutions was the office fit out project we completed for JM Architects.

Amspec was commissioned by JM Architects to carry out an office fit out of their new offices in Manchester. The award-winning architectural practice had outgrown their premises in Central Manchester and relocated into new larger offices on Princess Street, one of the city’s leading business hubs.

JM Architect’s wanted an office space that created a change in mood from their previous office, which had been the home of the Practice for more than ten years.

During our initial fact-finding stage of our design-led approach to office fit outs that begins with meetings designed to get to know our clients and their brand’s personality and goals, we learned that the firm aimed to:

“Create the best spaces, buildings and places with a level of design excellence that satisfies, delights and inspires.”

With such aspirations on-board, Amspec certainly had a challenge ahead of us!

Bespoke contemporary furniture

Bespoke furniture and storage played a central role in satisfying JM Architect’s objective to create an inspiring workspace. All of the stylish, unique and bespoke furniture we used in this commercial fit out in Manchester was developed by the Amspec team using the Architect’s original concepts.

The office’s big open-plan layout, designed for nurturing office interaction and vibrancy, was framed by large bespoke storage units. In order to give the units a more contemporary and fresh look, the Amspecc team gave them a gloss white paint finish at our onsite Spraying Booth facility.

We were also particularly pleased with the bespoke sliding ladder that we manufactured to complete the installation, which runs on an 11.5 metre continuous stainless steel rail. 

Blending traditional and modern office interior design

Asides the bespoke design features, the high level of design the client requested was achieved through the playful contrast of styles in the new office. The stylish contemporary white furniture uniquely contrasts with the age of the building, which was retained by exposing the original beams on the ceiling and the columns and by stripping the floor boards.

Amspec introduced an additional quirky and unique feature to the office fit out in Manchester. We overcame the challenge of fitting the power and data distribution of the workspace whilst keeping this vital office infrastructure in-keeping with the rest of the space by installing an overhead galvanised tray with vertical feature power hoses to each of the cluster of desks.

We are thrilled to say that JM Architects were pleased with the end result, as the Practice’s director, Andrew Irving said:
“Of course the move signals a fresh new chapter for us, it also speaks of our rapid forward momentum – the studio is buzzing and we’re delightfully busier than ever.”

If you are thinking about undergoing an inspiring new office fit out and require the talents of a commercial interior designer, Liverpool based Amspec will talk with you to discuss how office design features could work within your own space. You can view more of our previous projects on Amspec’s projects page.


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