Case study > 60 Spring Gardens

Furniture consultancy, procurement and delivery at 60 Spring Gardens

Recently we were selected as furniture consultancy partner for a project supporting APAMAXI Studios and Courtis Thomas Construction. The project on Spring Gardens in Manchester city centre was completed earlier this year and we’re thrilled to finally be sharing the finished result with you.

  • Project type


  • Date

    May 2021

  • Sectors

    Commercial offices

Take a virtual tour around the space via the video below, or keep scrolling for more images and information about the project.

The Penketh Group team worked in collaboration with the landlord, designer and contractor to transform the 360-degree space in the historical Manchester location. The incredible building is an architectural landmark in the city, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the brains behind Manchester’s Grade I listed Town Hall. The brief was to redevelop the original building for modern use, while still keeping its unique character intact.

“Penketh Group were a pleasure to work with, from start to finish – from helping with product suggestions, great communication on lead times and install dates, right through to a smooth, efficient delivery and installation.”

Sarah de Freitas, Creative Director, AXI Studios

The listed building has been developed into a collection of boutique offices, designed to attract new tenants to the prime location and appeal to the city-slickers of today and tomorrow. The landlord wanted to provide tenants with ‘plug & play’ style workspaces, where businesses are able move in and enjoy a fully functioning, agile working environment with a diverse range of settings from day one. 

The new scheme seamlessly marries the ornate, gothic characteristics of the building’s exterior with a fresh, contemporary interior. As you will see from our video and images, the design scheme remains loyal to the building’s core character, flaunting its original, industrial features such as exposed pipes and ceiling. These elements are brought up to date by a portfolio of furniture selected by the designer to tick the boxes of both style and functionality.

We were able to fulfill AXI’s specifications for the space, procuring and delivering the desired furniture products. The Penketh Group team provided furniture that will furnish tenants with a versatile working environment, sensitive to modern requirements – from focus workstations with acoustics dividers and multifunctional meeting areas, to nooks with booths and soft seating for casual collaboration and impromptu tasks.


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