Our history

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 – 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 - 2007 "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 – Exclusive distributor for Kanya

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

2007 – The first move

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

2008 – 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.

2010 – The Evolution media wall

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

2011 – Australian representation

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

2012 – 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 - 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

2014 – Thinking Space “down under”

Thinking Space Systems Pty Ltd is launched in Australia

2015 – 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…

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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
  • "Working with Thinking Space, the whole process from start to finish has been enjoyable and extremely good"

    NEIL SLOANE Head of Security
  • "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
  • “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
  • “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

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