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Atkinson & Kirby Becomes a Founding Partner at Material Source Studio

Atkinson & Kirby has become a founding partner at Material Source Studio, a world class product and materials hub for architects and designers located in Manchester city-centre.

Material Source will be opening its first studio this Novemeber, offering architects and designers an experience like no other.

Located in Manchester’s regenerated NOMA, an £800 million, 20-acre mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester, Material Source’s impressive 15,000sqft space will allow visitors from across the North West and beyond to fully immerse themselves in ‘beautifully useful’ products and materials, while becoming part of a like-minded creative community.

Set across two levels, the Material Source Studio will feature a wealth of inspirational exhibits and interactive displays from over 30 leading brands operating in the materials and furniture sectors. The design destination will also feature a 100-seat theatre space and numerous meeting areas for seminars from industry experts and even a podcast studio. The space is enhanced further with stunning internal gardens connecting both floors.

Commenting on the announcement, Craig Holt, Head of Marketing & Business Development at Atkinson & Kirby, said: “We are excited to be part of this unique opportunity to connect with designers, architects and industry professionals in such a creative space. The collaboration between all partners will be extremely valuable to clients and other partners alike.

“We will be showcasing our most popular and trend-led floors, many of which have already been used in high-profile, large-scale projects throughout the UK and Europe; from residential to hospitality.”

Craig continues: “Each quarter, visitors will see a new trend that inspired our creative team, with updated décor and flooring samples. Each of our interior trends are largely focused on sustainability, so expect to see lots of greenery, naturally characterful floors and sustainability sourced timber.”

Our specification team work directly with architects, designers and contractors, offering a bespoke flooring service tailored to the client’s individual requirements. Visitors will also be able to arrange meetings with the team at the Material Source studio.

The studio is now open and we can't wait to see you there!

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