about sheila bird

We should probably use this space to tell you about how we’re a bunch of passionate interior designers, who can enhance your business processes and realize your objectives. How we understand the relationship between people and space, so we can deliver dynamic interiors that work time and time again. Or something.

But that’s all just words. Just waffle. It doesn’t really mean anything. The truth is that the Sheila Bird Group is a chance to do things differently; a desire to change, improve, inspire and reward. That’s why this site has been created to show you what we do and how we think, rather than just tell you.

This is what gets us excited: what kicks us out of bed, rocks our world and floats our proverbial boats. If you like it too then the chances are we should meet up – talk all about you, rather than all about us.

about this website

Firstly, this is not a website.

Yes, it’s a site, and yes, it’s on the world wide web. But the word website is such a rigid one. Websites have structure and order. Websites are full of facts and figures and click heres. Websites are static.

This is an experience: a journey, an adventure, a train of thought, a stream of conscience, a tiny spark, a flash of inspiration. But a website? Not really. Everything you’ll find on here is important to us, whether it’s a project we’ve created (look for the black boxes), a film that impressed us, a picture that inspired us, or a person who influenced us.

So feel free to have a nose around – take a tour of what’s going on in our head. You can use your mouse to search around the screen or zoom right in to the depths of our imagination. We’re always adding to it, so there’s no end to what you might find, but if you see something you like then get in touch – great minds think alike and all that.

If you prefer to go straight to our work you can use the “our work” tab

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sheila bird

Welcome to the Sheila Bird Group.

There's a lot to look at on here. A lot of stuff. Some of it's stuff that we've done, some of it's stuff we like, some of it's stuff we've seen in the news, but it's all stuff that will tell you a little bit about us – how we think, how we work, how we can help you.

Have a look around and if you’d like to know more, click the tab on the right, or get in touch.

We are an office interior design company based in Manchester, specialising in interior office refits and new developments.

We work closely with our clients to get the most out of the space available, making interesting experiences that users will engage with and cherish.

The Big Shebang is a web presence designed to show you our work and the type of things that inspire us. It is a constantly evolving and expanding universe of images and ideas so no two visits to the Shebang will ever be the same.

Love made me do it
12-1 Starck-designed yacht "A" Starck-designed yacht "A" Starck-designed yacht "A" tramway station.6 tramway station.8 tramway station.2 Arab #architecture - La Muralla Roja, Calpe tramway station.5 tramway station.1 Weil-am-Rhein - Vitra Design Museum - Fire Station Inner Metal Wall Drawing :-) A busy Month !

Peak 2

Neo Building

The Tapestry

Liverpool

Workspace

Workspace

Social Chain 2

GuiltyBA1 Bar in NQ 24

I had a really frustrating conversation with somebody wearing a suite last week about what is Prop Tech … so I thought I would share a few thoughts Tech companies are so important to us all , they are the new manufacturing industries of the future. We are so lucky that Manchester has some of the best rising stars , and “yes” they hang out in buildings . Do you remember the Phrase TMT sector it means - “ The technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector, sometimes also referred to as technology, media, and communications (TMC), is an industry sector used by investment bankers, investors, traders and other market participants.. no wonder they shortened it ! Yes it’s a word that was invented to explain something by people who didn’t really understand what was going on .. nobody uses it any more . So now we have another word its called “ Prop Tech “ people are using it to explain everything that happens when property and Tech meet . I wish these guys would get out more ! Tech is an enabler , and yes its everywhere ,but not just in buildings. Tech allows things to happen , I shared some thoughts about this in an article in Mix Interiors . We design spaces for these Tech tribes and I think that’s amazing because we get to meet the generation who are the pioneers of this movement . Companies come to us to create spaces that these dudes want to hang out in why , because we understand them . These people are driven by Innovation and nothing else , our role is to allow them a space for interaction and that is sometimes in buildings but it’s happening more and more outside of buildings ! There is a genuinely disruptive phenomenon out there. It marks a fundamental shift in the way office space is used. It may even be more accurate to suggest that the space is not occupied but rather consumed. It is based on a business model that does not see the people who use the space as occupiers, in the traditional sense, but instead as members. Tech allows that to happen. I think we need another buzz word .. how about a community ! Rant over 🙈#lovewhereyouwork #lovewhatyoudo #sbghugs @ Manchester, United Kingdom

Nice to be invited to judge at Mix this year .

Drawing for my supper 🤣🤣🤣🤣 @thegeorgecharles #lovewhatyoudraw ❤️

Weil am Rhein - Vitra Design Museum - Fire Station Coat Room Floral Garland and Candle Lanterns down the Stairs | Albert Bardina Photography | Modern Industrial Fall Wedding Dinner at Spoon Dinner at Spoon Dinner at Spoon Dinner at Spoon I want to do this with our stairs at school... great installation! Measure boards, industrial caulk/glue? Ask for paint colors from the revamp. FUN! It's dawning around the brewery Hadid's Back side Innsbruck 2009 la tour CMA CGM à Marseille A Tour of WeWork’s Culver City Coworking Space - Officelovin' la tour CMA CGM à Marseille Boda Skin Scial Chain phase one

Boda Skin

Boda Skins HQ

Hilton House

NQ

Indigo

Windmill Green

Peterfield House

Okay guys we need to make this happen @buttressarchitects @cert_property @cert_property_official ... hurting about this idea ☝️☝️☝️

Yep it’s good to jump ! #lovewhatyoudo big hugs to @bruntwood and @circlesquaremcr for supporting the way we think 💭 #lovemademedoit #sbghugs @ Manchester, United Kingdom

Yep its fun jumping off a train https://bruntwood.co.uk/blog/jumping-off-the-bandwagon-helping-businesses-defy-workspace-trends/

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Federation House

Building a Community

ThoughtWorks

A new home for ThoughtWorks in Fereation House

Social Chain

Social Chain new Crib

Bright Building

Peak

Neo Building

Yep this cool dude will be arriving in @mediacityuk soon #lovewhereyouwork #lovewhatyoudo .. his name is Vaioni 😎

Yep thinking of getting away soon ...... if only ..Cold Monday Blues .. this is the sort of blue I really love @srilanka 💙💙💙 looking at flights today 🤩

Bikes and more bikes #westdidsbury

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press

CTI

citylab

City Lab working with @TweetsbyMSP and @AmspecUK

Building Blocks

Blue Chip Marketing

Yep this is just about ready .. hope you guys at @ladbible #london enjoy the magic portal @marshy.79 this was made just for you ❤️..... I wonder where your wishes will transport you too 🙈🙈🙈 #lovewhatyoudo #dream #dreamcatcher #sbghugs

Yep Bolton Baths .. got the thumbs up 👍 yesterday .. don’t you love old buildings . 👉🏻 even Maggie Thatcher dropped in a while ago ..... big hugs to @adam.popey and the rest of the family for saying yes and we are super delighted that Ray and his crew from @ateliermbarchitects have joined the band .. #lovewhatyoudo #sbghugs let make some noise 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Our ever so "corporate umbrellas " are starting to go out to some lovely people , each one is all about helping @pledgecharityuk this is a company that believes that each person living in poverty should have the same opportunities to thrive as everyone else. Their mission is to reduce poverty in Greater Manchester for those people who are experiencing homelessness, exploitation and unemployment. They do this by providing grants to charities and social enterprises who work with these three groups. We think what they are doing is just fab , high fives to @mylokaye and his amazing crew ... so when you get one of our fingers , follow the instructions and give a little to this amazing charity . #sbghugs A special thanks to @realdoddz for his moments with his magic pen and high fives to @socialchain for putting up with these in their offices #lovewhatyoudo #loveyourcity #umberella #lovemanchester❤️ Yep ☝️☝️☝️