University of Manchester Innovation Centre

Case Studies

As part of its vision to provide high quality, state of the art office, laboratory, conferencing and event spaces, the University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC) wanted a refresh of their existing workspace design and facilities.

The stunning, light filled atrium was transformed by the Penketh Group into a business lounge, using ‘Breathe’ & ‘Odyssey’ lounge chairs, ‘Newton’ modular sofas and ‘Arny Lite’ single user pods, along with ‘Gilbert’ coffee tables and ‘Icarus’ laptop tables, to create a soft, ‘resimercial’ feel, perfect for people to go and work, hold casual meetings or just relax and rejuvenate.

The Café area was also updated and given a fresh new look catering to informal meetings often held there. Soft seating areas where created using more ‘Newton’ and ‘Arny’ sofas, complemented by comfortable ‘Breathe’ lounge chairs.