We are a global provider of high quality technical furniture for control rooms of all industries. Our furniture is unique, durable and elegant.With a team experienced in control room design, we work with you the client to develop a solution.

Learn more about our history, products, people and goals to see why you should choose Thinking Space for your control room furniture needs.

Why choose Thinking Space Systems?

Our technical furniture offers you...

  •  An adaptable build system
  • Easy to assembly, relocate and modify technical furniture in the future
  • Man-made, future-proof colour matching of materials
  • Recyclable materials used
  • An engineered design, to your exact requirements
  • A 10 year warranty

We will provide you with...

  • A free site survey
  • A free award-winning design service including 3D visuals
  • Specialist staff experienced in control room design and ergonomics
  • A worldwide site installation service
  • Training to support your installation team
  • Professional project management services
  • FAT inspections at our factory
  • A range of products to compliment your control room environment

Our core values are...

  • To always exceed our customers’ expectations
  • To constantly provide a professional service
  • To be open to new designs and solutions
  • To respect each other
  • To always strive to achieve

Awards and accreditations

  • ISO 9001 certified
  • CHAS certified
  • JOSCAR accreditation (for aerospace, defence and security sectors)
  • Winner of the South Coast Business Awards “The Best Use of Technology” 2012
  • Finalists in the South Coast Business Awards “Small Business of the Year” 2013
  • Small Business Award 2009

Our team

Our team are experts in the industry, but we know how to have fun too!
From family days, to fundraising and socials, everyone here is a valued member of the Thinking Space team. We pride ourselves on our work ethic, culture, values and relationships with each other, as well as our suppliers, clients and industry peers.

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Our clients

Our prestigious client portfolio includes local authorities, fire and police services, as well as the MOD, NATS, Thales, Network Rail, IBM, RWE and NPower.

Hear what our customers think…

  • This is the second time we have worked with Thinking Space; previously we built a control room specifically for the Quarry Operations, however this project included bringing both the quarry and lime operations together to become more efficient and effective in the way the departments operate. We had a large store room that was to be converted, the idea / concept we had was to build as large a desk and media wall as possible as this gave room for expansion.Thinking Space visited site and worked with us on a few ideas before coming to the final design where full 2D and 3D drawings were created to really help visualise exactly how the control room would look. Thinking Space were very helpful on installation dates as we were on a very tight deadline and had a critical path to stick to. Finally the installers worked in a very professional manner to a high standard, they also worked with us to ensure everything was installed to meet our requirements. In summary I would highly recommend working with Thinking Space, they provide A+ service on all aspects from start to finish.

    Jack Brow Operations Asset Manager
  • "Thinking Space Systems really listened to what it was we wanted to create in both look and feel. The design work was essential – we worked collaboratively to achieve the best room layout and design for the new training suite. There were great little touches, such as the propeller design on the panels and green LED lights under the consoles to help create a wow factor. Everyone’s been really impressed with the result. It was a pleasure to work with Thinking Space on this".

    Dina De Souza NATS/Project Manager
  • We really are pleased with the quality of service you have provided us from end to end...From sales to design, project management and installation everything has been delivered to quality standard and one your company should be proud of...I would have no hesitation to recommend you to anyone.

    Mark Daly Bluegrain Security
  • Aston University recently were lucky enough to work with Thinking Space in refurbishment works of the new Security Control room. Not an easy task when accommodating a room with so much technology, and to satisfy multiple end users. This was a complete redesign, with the focus on creating not only a user-friendly space, but a calm atmosphere essential when controlling emergency incidents. It is not always easy to achieve both function and design, but it has been achieved here. I’m confident we now have the base in which to serve our community, and a space our workforce can take pride in.

    Caroline Bluck Acting Head of Security/Aston University
  • Thinking Space have delivered exceptional furniture solutions within our new control room. Each of our operators now has the chance to alter their own workspace easily for comfort. It is the attention to detail, with privacy screens, cable tunnels and height adjustability that have made all the difference now. The result is that staff are more engaged, focused and productive in this new healthy working environment.

    Martin Raines CCTV Operator | East Riding Council
  • “The Thinking Space team are professional and helpful. They explained all that was needed in a clear and precise way which made it easier to picture their vision of our new control room to us. I would highly recommend Thinking Space for your ARC control room furniture, it’s made such a difference to the wellbeing and productivity of our staff here”.

    Kevin Suffolk Protect-Us Monitoring
  • “From the outset, Thinking Space understood the brief from our team and the requirements for the business. This was evident in the concept designs and initial specifications they produced. In addition, Thinking Space responded to any issues raised in a timely manner.” “Throughout the whole process, Thinking Space gave us excellent advice, clear timelines, good communication, a competent workforce that undertook and delivered the project to a high standard and on time.” “The end users, our Monitoring Team are delighted with the finished Monitoring Operation working space and it is a pleasure to show this room off to our external visitors to our business who often respond with ‘wow’”.

    Angus Campbell BSR Group Holdings Ltd/O&M Technical Manager
  • Working with Jason from Thinking Space was a pleasure, he understood the project brief and engaged with the CCTV operators regarding their comfort and the usability of the desks. This ensured that the final desk arrangement, lighting configuration and monitor control was as required from day one. Going through a procurement process ensured we got the value for money and quality required, this was not an issue for Thinking Space, in what is a competitive market. Regarding fit out, Jason liaised with our CCTV installation team ensuring that final fit and positioning of the desk, monitor wall and ducting was right first time. Zero snags, well done and thank you.

    Andy Bond Chesterfield Borough Council / Control Room Manager
  • We approached Thinking Space with a basic plan to upgrade our control room and were impressed with the conceptual design and drawings they produced. The finished product is impressive too. Excellent build quality has accompanied a stylish, ergonomic and functional design. Lee and the team were always polite and professional. They readily assisted us and made the experience enjoyable. Since the upgrade our operators and other staff have all commented how much of an improvement the new control room is; especially around design, looks and functionality. Our revitalised control room is now a highly positive and productive working environment. Thanks Lee, we’re a genuinely happy customer.

    Control Room Manager EMR Golden Grove, Australia
  • “The team of specialists, particularly their Commercial Director, Paul Roberts, were so easy to talk to, I immediately felt at ease. I quickly understood their furniture solutions and knew that I could entrust them to deliver a modern, efficient control room to the timescales agreed”..... “It certainly has the wow factor now and I can’t thank all those involved enough for delivering the project so seamlessly by working as a team. I am so proud of this achievement, it is my legacy to Kew Gardens.”

    John Deer Security Manager | Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • “The furniture is a big change from the previous furniture having been over 18 years old, and the effects it has had on staff and our operations have been noticed. The new furniture is modern, easy to maintain and has created a clean environment for staff that they can feel proud of. From initial consultation to installation, the process was smooth. Thinking Space staff were professional and worked efficiently to ensure the furniture was ready before the final move”

    Andrew Webber Hampshire County Council
  • “Working from the Operations Centre has been very different – it’s a large space, with real daylight (and windows!). I perhaps expected it to be very noisy, but this wasn’t so – the space is bigger and the noise absorption acoustic panels seem to make a real difference”. “Like everything, it’s taken a bit of getting used to, but having everything on one system has made work easier. The Centre itself is bright, with plenty of room, even the small details have been paid attention to. I didn’t really know what to expect with the move, until we came over for the visit. The way everything is set out, has made the work we do more efficient”.

    Operations Staff Bristol Operations Centre
  • We were very impressed with the service offered by Thinking Space from start to finish. A thorough consultation process and first class visualisations gave me assurance that we would be provided with an exceptional environment. The installation team were very efficient and passionate about their work which was great to see. We’re happy to recommend Thinking Space to others for any control room furniture requirements.

    Samantha Redford HR and Office Manager, Flexitricity
  • MATS team performed all the necessary preparatory work prior to the arrival of TS personnel. This included the reinforcement of the false flooring, reorganising of the cable tray system, the upgrade of the electrical supply distribution and the design of the console footprint that permitted the cutting of holes in the false flooring for cable entry. A team from MATS continuously supported Thinking Space personnel during the installation process. The transition process was fully coordinated with TS personnel and this facilitated simultaneous installation processes thereby reducing significantly the installation and testing execution times. The process turned out to be a success story thanks to the effort from all parties and the excellent teamwork. This was something that was noticed and appreciated by the MATS operational section who enjoyed their new environment.

    Frankie Dimech Senior Head Technical Services | Malta Air Traffic Services
  • Due to the nature of Air Traffic applications, it is essential to have trust in a supplier that can deliver a high level of service and product on time and to budget. I have been involved in Control Tower projects over the last 10 years and it is always a pleasure to work with Wayne and his team

    Derek Brien Program Manager, NATS
  • "Thinking Space worked closely with both myself and our CCTV installers from day one, providing me with 2D and 3D images of the finished product, allowing me to better convince Partners of the finished article. As the project progressed, Thinking Space were in regular contact with me to ensure that I was receiving exactly what I needed. The build and install went smoothly, something a project manager looks forward to! The finished article really looks the part and provided that wow factor, with sight lines all taken account of and Operators able to provide an excellent service in comfort".

    Peter Wareing Blackburn with Darwen Council, CCTV Services Manager
  • "Please thank your team for delivering a first class job and working to a tight deadline".

    Mike Hall EDF Energy
  • "CDS Systems have worked with Thinking Space Systems for several years on many projects and – as expected, Thinking Space performed to their usual high standards again whilst undertaking the recent installation works at the University of South Wales. With minimal disruption, their staff were courteous, considerate and flexible in working with CDS and the University in order to achieve an almost un-noticed installation without causing any disruption to the University or its security operations. All staff were clearly experienced, competent, polite and took full ‘ownership’ of the tasks undertaken, all packaging and mess cleared away and the control room left spotless".

    Andrew Williams Managing Director, CDS Systems Ltd
  • "Thinking Space worked very closely with us to achieve all that we wanted in our control room, and provided us with a work space which has won plaudits from our staff themselves, university colleagues and professional visitors"

    Roger Morgan Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP
  • "Your guys were 100%, a credit to Thinking space. Nothing was too much of an issue, and the attitude to rectifying a couple of small issues was first class...I would have no hesitation in recommending you, the guys or Thinking space in the future"

    Wayne Beer Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Manager, Amey
  • "The control room staff adore their new desks and surroundings. When I enter the control room now, I am met with a very satisfied workforce, and several of the staff have personally thanked me for the new facilities. It is a control room we all feel proud of, it has definitely improved our working environment”

    John Whitaker Watch Manager, Cleveland Fire Brigade
  • "Thinking Space have proved to be a very good choice for the supply of CCTV control room furniture for the West Offices project. They understood our requirements well and were able to offer a high quality and aesthetically pleasing solution that fully met our technical requirements. The result is a control room that we can be proud of, and which will allow us to provide high quality CCTV and traffic management services now and in the future”

    Darren Capes Transport Systems Manager, City of York Council
  • "We approached Thinking Space Systems who were known to us, and therefore we felt confident that we were in good hands when it came to designing our new control room. Their furniture is lightweight and easy to assemble, so having the furniture exported from the UK and installed here in Parramatta by the local Thinking Space team was an easy process, meaning that we could concentrate our efforts on the more technical aspects of the project. Since the control room has been operational, the staff here have commented what a pleasant 24/7 environment we have created"

    Rob Williams Community Crime Prevention Officer, Parramatta City Council
  • "Thinking Space met the design requirements and delivered a product that fully satisfied the needs of Reflex and it's customer"

    Reflex Systems Leeds First Direct Arena project
  • "The innovative design and layout of the Thinking Space solution showed a true understanding of the previous problems we were encountering.  The finished article maximises the space to its full potential and is exactly what we were expecting it to be"

    Chelsea Football Club
  • “Our new control room now looks modern and professional.  Our operators are already feeling the benefits with the ergonomically designed furniture and the clever use of space created by Thinking Space’s design.  As each operator position has individual height adjustment, we are able to accommodate wheelchair users. Throughout the project, from the initial design proposals to installation and handover, Thinking Space has provided a professional service and we are very pleased with the final result”

    Bath & North East Somerset Council
  • “Thinking Space interpreted the design brief to the letter, their aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically designed control room furniture has now created a modern control room with a feeling of space.  Throughout the whole process, from design through to installation and handover, Thinking Space has provided a professional service, committed to delivering a quality product and ensuring customer satisfaction. I look forward to working with Thinking Space on future projects”

    Northstar Security Consultancy Ltd John Lewis, Oxford Street project
  • “We decided to create a Control Center from scratch and issued a series of competitive tenders for hardware, software and all other equipment. Thinking Space Systems, specialists in the provision of technical furniture for control rooms, soon proved to be the best partner to manage the project. Together with our architects, they created a complete ergonomic working environment for the operators, ensuring that the design and furniture conforms to all necessary standards and health and safety requirements for a 24hr environment”

    syITS Project Manager Sheffield City Council
  • “Thinking Space have proved to be a very good choice for the supply of CCTV control room furniture for the West Offices project. They understood our requirements well and were able to offer a high quality and aesthetically pleasing solution that fully met our technical requirements. The result is a control room that we can be proud of, and which will allow us to provide high quality CCTV and traffic management services now and in the future”

    City of York Council
  • "Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the consoles and work carried out by Thinking Space. We made some (quite a few) changes to the internal arrangements in the consoles to accommodate the equipment we have to fit inside.  All credit to your installation team, as they implemented these for us with full acceptance and no fuss. It was a great experience to work with your team, some new friendships were established which we will take forward with us and are looking forward to the next installation".

    GAL ATS Engineering Abu Dhabi UAE
  • "Working with Thinking Space, the whole process from start to finish has been enjoyable and extremely good"

    NEIL SLOANE Head of Security
  • “Thinking Space worked very closely with us to achieve all that we wanted in our control room, and provided us with a work space which has won plaudits from our staff themselves, university colleagues and professional visitors”

    ROGER MORGAN Head of Security, Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP
  • “Thinking Space were professional throughout the entire project process. So easy to work with, they took all the problems away and delivered a completed project on time and on budget. The staff love working in the new environment and have a renewed focus because of it”

    CHRISTINE BEVERIDGE University of East Anglia
  • "The design was key, Thinking Space improved on our ideas adding value to the design and construction of the control room space, fully meeting our requirements, within budget and delivered against very tight time scales. The project was well managed throughout and the ongoing support post build has been extremely good".

    Colin Monks
    Colin Monks Head of Security, University of Leicester
  • "Just wanted to say thank you for the service from yourselves, the desks were installed yesterday, very pleased with them. The two guys who were down to build them were very helpful."

    Security Operations Manager
    Security Operations Manager Royal Sussex County Hospital
  • "Very pleased with the professional approach, negotiation on the brief, subtle tweaks to achieve the final result… Implantation and fitting was excellent using quality of materials and demonstrable skills by all concerned. I would recommend Thinking Space and have no hesitation in suggesting our room is available for viewing"

    Bob Chestnutt - (ASMS)(MIPSA) Security Manager
    Bob Chestnutt - (ASMS)(MIPSA) Security Manager Sodexo Healthcare providing Security Services on behalf of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • "Thinking Space personnel were very courteous, knowledgeable and friendly from their first visit. They listened and noted the specific needs for our refurbishment and used their years of control desk experience and expertise to suggest design changes and improvements thus providing an aesthetic and ergonomic solution.... The old control room was in place for 32 years so the replacement had to be right for everyone and Thinking Space delivered an excellent product creating a refreshing up to date environment"

    Neal Grafton Rutherford Appleton Laboratories

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