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Birmingham Metropolitan College

Andrew Crowter, Director of Estates

"For the past five years, we have engaged The Space Studio on several key design projects. During this period, they have consistently delivered exceptional architectural solutions for the college.


The Space Studio possesses an excellent and in-depth understanding of the further educational environment, which is evident in their adeptness at translating (sometimes vague) client briefs into innovative and functional internal or external space designs. Their commitment to excellence, timeliness, and a detail-oriented approach has been instrumental in the success of our projects. We highly recommend The Space Studio for their professionalism and expertise in architectural and interior design within the further education sector."

The Shires Retirement Village, Moseley

Carol Hatcher, Village Manager

"The team at The Space Studio, especially Lydia & Tony, were brilliant to work with on this project. They were open to collaborative working and helping us bring the vision we wanted to life.

We get daily compliments about the design and décor of the building and I would happily recommend them and I will be using them on the next project."

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Tracey Guise, Chief Executive Officer, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherepy

"I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of the refurbishment; our HQ is everything we envisioned and really will be a fitting environment for us to resume operations from post COVID.


The management of the project has been nothing short of outstanding, it has been a seamless operation from my desk despite the challenges and changes we have faced."

Rooftop Housing Group Ltd

David Hannon, Development Director, Evesham and Pershore Housing Association Ltd

"May I take this opportunity to express how the space* studio architects and designers have an unusual and innovate approach to providing value for money on a range of projects from small refurbishments to major housing schemes.

Their approach is flexible and we have a good working relationship with them and expect to work with them on many projects.”

Arts Cafe, St Martin in the Bullring

Len Cox, client, Arts Café, St Martin in the Bullring

“We felt they were totally committed to the project and I can’t recall ever having to ‘chase’ them for information or to ‘hurry things up. The design features of the Arts Cafe are essential for giving us a distinctive edge in a very competitive market. It creates customer interest, visual appeal and helps us to shake off the traditional church image particularly in the lucrative corporate market.”

St Basil's Resettlement Centre, Dalton Street, Birmingham

Jean Templeton, Chief Executive, St Basils

"St Basils first worked with the space studio in the redesign and refurbishment of our Resettlement Centre in Birmingham. The result is a fabulous space which, over 5 years on, still inspires and motivates young people, staff and visitors.

 Unlike some designers who can only create at high cost, our experience is that the space* studio produce a highly creative and practical solution to suit your needs and as far as possible, your resources. For St Basils, that has meant we haven't had to sacrifice good design through limited funds."

Birmingham City University

Peter Cochrane, Assistant Project Director, Birmingham City University

“The space* studio has been working for the University in the capacity of architects and interior designers since 2003 and continues to work with us to the present day in and on-going relationship. We often get them involved in the trickier projects that need an innovative, design led, yet realistic approach, typically within a very demanding timeframe.

The range of projects they have completed for us include major interior refurbishments of teaching accommodation, fit out work, signage design and implementation, and an OFSTED compliant nursery. This range of projects is testament to their ability, flexibility and attitude to working in partnership with the Estates Department and or other consultants."

Contemporary extension, Harborne, Birmingham

Kate Upton, client, Wentworth Road

"Having found our new home, we knew that we needed some visionary help. From the point of deciding on a design to the completion of the build, Kevin and the space* studio team where there to facilitate the smooth, seamless running of all the processes involved, taking the hassle and aggravation away that comes with such processes. They were there from conception to completion, giving guidance, support and expertise. I would without hesitation use the space* studio."

UCE Open Advantage, Birmingham

Scott Thompson, client, UCE Open Advanatge

“They were focused. We told them the requirements, and they questioned how the space would be used, and took that on board. Although they were restricted, they managed to fulfil the requirements successfully. It is designed well for our needs, and presents the right image. We wanted a professional image, something slightly different, which we got. We don’t deal with students, and so we needed to define that through the professional image.”

Thornton Tomasetti UK Headquarters, Farringdon, London

Thornton Tomasetti UK Headquarters, Farringdon, London

"As a client we were not “in place” yet so the space studio ran the project for us from concept to completion. They controlled and monitored all the costs associated with the project and worked with the contractor to ensure that our budget and critical timescale were not exceeded.

Throughout the whole process, the space* studio, always communicated very clearly and openly with us, ensuring that everyone felt a great sense of ownership with our new flagship UK office. We recommend them highly to you."

Kingscote Road, Harborne

Contemporary extension, Kingscote Road, Harborne, Birmingham

"In choosing an architect, we had two priorities. The first was not to give up on the possibility of exciting design just because I was a disabled, and the second was to select someone who could get us through the building process competently, efficiently and professionally. I chose the space* studio in particular for responsiveness and the thoroughness of approach to project management and it was the right choice."

New Build Social Housing
University Atrium Co-Working Space
University Refurbishment
House Extension
Workplace Refurbishment
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