Thinking Space Systems has over 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of innovative and stylish control room furniture for security, air traffic, transport, broadcast, plant and process, and emergency services. As an engineering company, we have the in-house skills to create furniture designs to suit the most challenging requirements.
But where did it all start?
Engineer Wayne Palmer forms Thinking Space Systems and develops the TSS aluminum build system to create control room consoles from his parent’s dining room
Based in “The Barns” at Fishers Pond (Eastleigh), Wayne meets business partner and Director Paul Atkins. Employees grow to nine, not including a far from friendly bull in the next field!
The First Move
The first factory premises, Unit 2 The Quadrangle, Romsey in Hampshire
Techniche is appointed to represent Thinking Space as our agent in Australia and the Far East
Move number 2
Outgrowing existing premises with seventeen staff and the need for extra factory space, Thinking Space moves across the road to Unit 10b, with 15,000 square feet of floor space, doubling our previous premises.
Thinking Space “down under”
Thinking Space launches new company Thinking Space Systems Pty Ltd at IFSEC 2014
Office refurbs, new staff, and new vehicles
An upgrade to offices to accommodate 33 employees, plus a new van and new hybrid company cars arrive
Hear what our customers have to say...
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.
"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".
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.
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.
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.
Latest from the blog
Control Room Lighting Solutions
Thinking Space offer a full control room fit-out service and therefore understand the importance of providing effective control room lighting solutions, for control room efficiency and staff wellbeing. As part of their free design service, Thinking Space will examine the lighting within the room and make recommendations based on guidance from the Health and Safety […]Read more
A Virtual Challenge
Like each and every one of us, we all had plans this year which have now gone awry but for one of our employees, they’re taking on a virtual challenge. We were looking forward to participating in two local events to raise funds for our charity of the year, Rose Road Association. The ABP half […]Read more
Updated Sector Specific Plant and Process Brochure for 2020
Thinking Space Systems are pleased to announce an updated sector specific plant and process brochure for 2020, featuring control room furniture applications, is now available to view. The brochure contains the latest solutions offered by Thinking Space for creating ergonomic and practical yet stylish technical furniture for plant & process industries worldwide. As an engineering […]Read more
Everything you need to know about height adjustable consoles
At Thinking Space, we have seen an increase in demand for electric height adjustable consoles over the last year, so we bring you everything you need to know about height adjustable consoles. The rise in requirement can be found in all sectors, including Air Traffic and Transport sectors, not just limited to security control rooms. […]Read more
How to clean your Thinking Space console
During COVID-19 pandemic, you will be undoubtably be looking at your cleaning practices in and around your control rooms. We show you how to clean your console, not only to preserve it’s life but to maintain a healthy control room for your operators. Many control rooms accommodate multiple operators on shift patterns to enable 24/7 […]Read more
Here is our COVID-19 update to explain how we are operating at the moment. We are fully operational, but will update you on this page whenever there are any changes to our working practices. We are closely and constantly monitoring the situation and are following government advice to support the efforts to contain the virus, […]Read more
It's Business As Usual
We would like to reassure all our customers, existing and potential, that due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19, we have put in place plans to ensure we can continue with all operations, without interruption to our service levels. So it's business as usual for us, and here's how can we help with yours… No […]Read more
A buzz of excitement
Last week, a buzz of excitement permeated around the factory. Was it to do with a special toilet roll delivery?...No. Perhaps a large dose of sugar in the form of birthday cakes?...Quite possibly! Our oldest employee, Pete Collins, was celebrating his 70th birthday and treated us all to cakes. Pete has been with Thinking Space […]Read more
Sightline Survey Service
Thinking Space offer a sightline survey service for air traffic control tower projects. The objective is to understand what each Air Traffic Controller can see when sat viewing the aircraft movement areas, runways etc. and establish any restrictions or problems that might be encountered. Thinking Space have a wealth of experience in this field and […]Read more
Bringing colour to your control room at World ATM Congress 2020
Thinking Space will be bringing colour to your control room at World ATM Congress 2020 with our latest innovative furniture solutions for your air traffic control environment. The largest international air traffic management exhibition, World ATM Congress, has already attracted over 9500 registrants this year, and gives an unparalleled insight into the ATM industry and […]Read more
Employee of the Month December 2019
Our Employee of the Month December 2019 was infact three employees. Culture team members Adam, Mike and Tony received the pre-christmas accolade after their efforts at entertaining us during our company christmas party. With quizzes, award presentations and silly games, they made the evening one to remember for all. And its not just the christmas […]Read more
We are proud to reveal that our Australian Managing Director Lee Evans is currently fighting fires. Lee is volunteering as a Deputy Captain with the NSW Rural Fire Service. Lee has been on the fireground from mid-December and throughout the whole Christmas break, fighting the current ongoing fires along with other APPIN RFS members. Almost […]Read more