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?
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
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!
The First Move
The first factory premises, Unit 2 The Quadrangle, Romsey in Hampshire
Techniche are appointed to represent Thinking Space as agents in Australia and the Far East
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.
Thinking Space “down under”
Thinking Space launch a new company Thinking Space Systems Pty Ltd at IFSEC 2014
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
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.
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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
World Food Day Finale
On our last full week of the year, we set about concluding our fundraising events with our World Food Day Finale. This final session saw the workshop team take their turn at creating a seasonal buffet for the rest of the company to share. Organised by Mike, staff brought tantalising treats resembling a boxing day […]Read more
End of Year Charity Update for 2019
As we said farewell to the final few days of the year, we took time to focus on an end of year charity update for 2019. Thinking Space have been supporting a local charity with fundraising and support over the past four years. Previous charities have included Romsey Young Carers and Jane Scarth House. But […]Read more
Thinking Space to Exhibit at Intersec Dubai 2020
Our first exhibition for 2020 will be Intersec Dubai, the leading security event in the Middle East. Thinking Space will be attending for the eighth year running, with a demonstration of their technical furniture for control rooms. At stand SA-L38 from the 19th – 21st January 2020, an example of a height adjustable control room […]Read more
World Food Day Parte Dos
On Friday, we all gathered in our kitchen for World Food Day Parte Dos. Hosted by the design team this time, they put on an impressive spread, with a Mediterranean theme. And not only was it Mediterranean themed fayre, but it was home-cooked too. A few of the team brought recipes from their home countries […]Read more
The Return of the Hairy Lip Squad
The start of November saw the return of the Hairy Lip Squad to our HQ premises. This year, colleagues Adam, Neil, Wayne, Myles, Byron, Vim and Cameron (see photo above) have pledged to grow their ‘tashes for the Movember campaign. For some, it was a whole new experience they were itching to get started on. […]Read more