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Maximising space for Manchester Metropolitan University

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Penketh Group recently completed a furniture installation at one of Manchester Metropolitan University’s (MMU) main campuses, based in central Manchester. After successfully completing a furniture installation spanning two floors of the university’s library on a previous project, MMU were keen to work with Penketh Group again. This time we were asked to provide MMU with multiple group study areas that would facilitate the growing number of students studying at the university, whilst maximising the space available.

Penketh Group completed the following

  • Catered for more students, providing group study areas
  • Provided cost effective solutions that matched to quality required
  • Provided MMU with robust furniture that would withstand multiple student use over a stustained period of time
  • Bench desking solutions have been incorporated to maximise space
  • The furniture is aesthetically pleasing throughout, with a strong focus on  design and colour
  • Sectors: Contruction
  • Project Type: Wirral
  • Project Value: £250K
  • Project Date: 10 weeks
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Judith Shaw
Library Service Manager
Manchester Metropolitan University

“As space within the library is limited, we opted for bench desks to be fitted throughout. This has ensured that the space available is utilised to its full potential, while delivering a customised and flexible option for if our needs change in the future. The huddle booths allow for students to work collaboratively within a private area. The high back design provides a space that supports acoustics and limits distractions… Students’ using the back section of desks to dispose litter has always been a huge problem at MMU. Penketh’s, identified this problem and were able to provide a solution to eliminate this from happening again”

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