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Thinking Space Systems has over 20 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing 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?

Our History

2003

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The Beginning

Engineer Wayne Palmer forms Thinking Space Systems and develops the TSS aluminium build system to create control room consoles from his parent’s dining room

2004

Thinking Space’s first premises “The Barns” in Eastleigh

"The Barns"

Based in “The Barns” at Fishers Pond (Eastleigh), Wayne meets business partner and Director Paul Atkins and employees grew to nine, not including a far from friendly bull in the next field!

2006

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Exclusive Distributor for Kanya

Thinking Space becomes the UK distributor for Kanya, a Swiss aluminium build system for industrial applications

Visit Kanya UK

2007

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The First Move

The first factory premises, Unit 2 The Quadrangle, Romsey in Hampshire

2008

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Exclusive Distributor for Novus

The Novus ergonomic desk accessories range is added to the portfolio of products, as Thinking Space Systems become sole UK distributors.

Visit Novus UK

2010

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The Evolution Media Wall

We launch our own monitor mounting system, the Evolution media wall

Visit Evolution Media Walls

2011

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Australian Representation

Techniche are appointed to represent Thinking Space as agents in Australia and the Far East

2012

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Move number 2

Outgrowing existing premises with seventeen staff and the need for extra factory space, Thinking Space moved across the road to Unit 10b, with 15,000 square feet floor area, doubling our previous premises.

2013

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Birthday, Celebrations and a New Company

26 staff celebrated the 10th birthday of Thinking Space. Paul Roberts joined the board of Directors. Broadcast furniture specialists MW Video Systems was added to the portfolio

Visit MW Video

2014

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Thinking Space “down under”

Thinking Space launch a new company Thinking Space Systems Pty Ltd at IFSEC 2014

2015

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Office Refurbs, New Staff and a New Vehicles

An upgrade to offices to accommodate 33 employees, a new van and new hybrid company cars arrive

Our Brands

Our company portfolio includes products which improve your working environment

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.
"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.
Martin Raines
CCTV Operator | East Riding Council

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