John began his career with A.H.S. Waters and partners.
Between 1974 and 1992 John worked for Severn Trent Water Authority and Mark Humphries architects. After spending some time in self-employment, he later worked with Geoffrey Reid Associates, Harrison Design Company and Bignall Shacklady Ewing. Some clients before MS:
The Royal British Legion, McMullen + Sons, Hall + Woodhouse, St Austell Brewery, All Bar One, Gala Casinos, Ladbroke Casinos, Hilton Hotels, Riva Bingo, Buckingham Bingo
Derek graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a first class honours degree in interior design.
Between 1987 and 1998 Derek worked for Mark Humphries Architects, Geoffrey Reid Associates and the Harrison Design Company, with a period of self-employment. He was also responsible for a competition-winning hotel scheme with M2 Design. Some clients before MS:
Allied Leisure, Wolverhampton & Dudley, Stena Sealink, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, Allied Domeq, Toby Restaurants, Bass Taverns, First Leisure, Lillywhites.
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Alison graduated from Trent Polytechnic with a first class honours degree in interior design, and from Leicester Polytechnic with an MA with distinction. Between 1982 and 1990 Alison worked in London for John Herbert Partnership and jbp Design Group, a part of John Brunton Partnership.
In 1990 Alison moved back to the Midlands to join Corstorphine and Wright before starting her own business in April 1995.
Alison has taught degree and post graduate Interior Design students at UCE since 1993, and has a Certificate in Education. Some clients before MS:
Selfridges, Miss Selfridge, Dolcis, Wallis, Marks & Spencer, Olympus Sport, Coventry Building Society, Dixons Bradford CTC Trust, Bedford General Hospital, Toby Restaurants (Northern) Ltd, Bradford & Bingley Building Society, Coin Street Community Builders, Courtaulds, Gala Clubs, First Leisure, University of Birmingham, Further Education Funding Council, Fire Service College Moreton, Birmingham Midshires Building Society.
Alison MonteithManaging Director
John MillingtonTechnical Director
Derek MatthewsDesign Director
Our clients return to us time and time again. Why? Because our architectural approach addresses how space is used, as well as the way it looks.
As a result, Monteith Scott optimises our clients’ working environments – and their investment.
Whether you need to create, learn or simply relax, we can make your space work for you.
work for you.
Monteith Scott is a Birmingham based architectural interior design practice. We have a reputation for considered and creative commercial design solutions across the UK and an exceptional client list to match. Fresh, flexible and passionate, we pride ourselves in exceeding expectations.
Much of our work comes to us by recommendation. Apparently our personal approach, enthusiasm and results keep our new clients coming and our existing clients coming back for more. We always have room for more though!
Anite Telecoms, Aston Villa Football Club, Avenance, Barwood Developments, Big Thunder, Birmingham Hippodrome, BMW Hams Hall Motoren GmbH, Britannia Airways, Bucknall Austin, Carey Olsen, Catesby Development, Centrica, Comstor, Courtaulds, CP Holdings, Commission for Rural Communities, Cyril Sweett, D&P Holt, Ernst & Young, Eurocentres, Eve Trackway, Gala Bingo, GKN, Granada Health & Fitness, Grosvenor Investments, GW Interiors, Halcrow Group, Hammonds llp, Harris Lamb, Hospira, Instarmac, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Johnson Gibbs, Langdale Estate, Learning and Skills Council, Lee Crowder Solicitors, Legrand UK Ltd, Lynx, Martineau Johnson, Mayflower Vehicle Systems PLC, McClaren Cars, McDonalds Restaurants, Messagelabs, Mitchells & Butlers Retail, Modus Group Limited, Morgan Lovell, NASUWT, National Farmers Union, Norwest Holst, Office Depot, Orega, Overbury PLC, Perkins Slade, Princeton Investments Limited, Prym’s Restaurant, Reed Smith Richards Butler, Refugee Council, Rockspring Property Investment Managers Ltd, Rover Group, Royal British Legion, St James’ Place, Sandwell, Sandell Interiors Limited, Select Service Partners, Star Internet, Stoford Developments Ltd, The Interior Works, TUI UK Ltd, Warwickshire County Council, White Stuff, Willoughby PR, Wordbank.
To find out how we can work with you as your architectural design partner, call or email us to arrange a free consultation.
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We work across a range of sectors, which means that we understand the demands of our clients’ industries. It helps us to develop designs that really add value, as well as giving us chance to apply some creative flair.
Our clients tell us that they like the fact that we apply as much imagination to an office scheme as a nightclub. Take a look below at how we work and the results we achieve.
Most interior designers don’t work with industrial clients. We’re different. Monteith Scott has a record of working with major industrial clients, and has carried out innovative commercial interior design for industry in factory as well as office environments.
From helping Rover Group to develop break – out and wc facilities worth £2 million throughout their Powertrain factories at Longbridge, to developing the world class engine plant at Hams Hall for BMW Motoren GmbH, we are industry (and industrial) experts.
Developing environments that encourage learning and development takes skill and creativity. Our happy clients tell us that we offer them both. We understand the balance between inspiring without distracting to develop innovative, practical interior design.
We work closely with education and training facilities, including the City Technology College in Bradford, and the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham.
Our commercial clients also rely on us to make their training suites inspirational rather then insipid – Star Internet and The Institution of Chemical Engineers to name just a few.
Everyone works better in environments that uplift and stimulate. We have developed a reputation for innovative solutions that help to make our clients a success, whatever their business.
Every Monteith Scott commercial office design project begins with a workplace audit. We use this time to get under the skin of our clients. We look at what they do, how they work and what they need. We then devise a full space plan and furniture specification with a design scheme from concept to completion, where required.
We’ve successfully offered this service to clients including Mitchells and Butlers’, the Learning and Skills Council and GKN.
From bar-scapes for Pitcher and Piano and Walkabout to bingo clubs for Gala Leisure, we have both wide and deep experience of producing highly creative and commercial interiors for the leisure sector. Brands our team has produced interiors for include The Restaurant Group, Marston’s, Orchid Group, Dragon Pubs and Hilton Hotels.
We have delivered a wide range of projects for large and small businesses from Arden’s intimate deli-cafes to catering pods for The NEC Group. We understand what it takes to create successful retail space.