The Space Group project at Assa Abloy, Willenhall was a classic example of the individual divisions of Space coming together to deliver exceptional standards at unbeatable value.

The client, based in Willenhall, West Midlands, was looking for a catering and dining solution for 120 staff and visiting clients with real WOW-factor. The brief included a full design and fit-out of a new kitchen, catering equipment and staff dining area.

Space immediately clicked with the on-site caterers for Assa Abloy – TNS Catering, and worked closely with this team during each phase of the project.

From design through to fit-out, catering equipment and dining furniture, each part of the process was run by Space Group.

Among the features giving this project the wow-factor were a mobile servery (which can be moved for large meetings), high-end furniture, a fully functional kitchen and a mixed use dining space.

Taking just 3 months to complete, from tendering through to design and installation, the client was satisfied that Space had delivered a solution which was on brief, on time and within budget.

Nick Batson, Head of Procurement for Property and Projects at Assa Abloy wrote:

“Space listened to our brief and came back with a number of good ideas and options which all adhered to our budget and programme accordingly. Space were easy to work with and provided a professional service from start to finish. Overall the design, delivery and installation exceeded our expectations, leaving us with a fantastic staff facility which we will enjoy for years to come.”


Space Group’s design consultancy team were asked to help Charterhouse through the RIBA stages to design a new dining hall for their 800 pupils and staff. Most importantly, the new design was not only to improve the eating experience of pupils and staff, but to also create a large central facility to cater for functions.


Our dedicated design consultancy team created two mirrored servery areas to cope with the tight timescales. Providing layout plans, function plans, detailed services drawings, full interior design specification and visualisations to ensure that the design was suitable for the multi-purpose space.

Although we separate design consultancy from our supply and install side of the business, on this occasion Charterhouse appointed us as their nominated supplier. This meaning, we not only designed the project, going through the RIBA process, but we also supplied and installed the equipment, counters and 600 covers.

Overall, this project perfectly demonstrates Space Group’s full range of capabilities from design consultancy, contract furniture to bespoke fabrication and installation. Creating an improved dining experience as well as a fully operational function room for events.

To find out more about Space Group’s full service design, equipment and interior developments, get in touch. Call 01452 383000 or email