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Modular Interior and Retail Spaces

Modular Structures for Commercial Interiors and Retail Spaces

Modular systems can be used to create a wide variety of structures, both temporary and permanent, for an equally wide range of applications.

Designers, creative agencies, brand consultants and commercial developers can all benefit greatly from the flexibility provided by modular construction systems. Want to know how? We’ve pulled together a list of possible applications to inspire you!

Modular Office Walls & Space Dividers

Modular systems provide an effective, user-friendly way of dividing large office spaces into a series of smaller zones with meeting rooms, department zones, privacy screens and hot desk areas.

Image source: Boss Design

Temporary walls and space dividers can be installed into open-plan offices to extend the functionality and flexibility of commercial environments, all without having to make permanent alterations to the interior architecture of a building.

With the landscape of office-based work changing all the time, businesses need to make it possible for their employees to work in ways that suit them as individuals. The days of traditional 9-to-5 routines are long gone, and modern offices must recognise this by creating spaces that can facilitate a range of different preferences simultaneously.

Mod-U-Lok is engineered to offer interior designers and architects complete creative freedom when it comes to creating space dividers for commercial environments. Its clean, contemporary aesthetic means it blends seamlessly with any existing interior décor schemes and, being a modular system, it can be configured in whatever shapes and sizes you require.

Temporary Event Structures

Whether for a festival, sporting event, conference, awards ceremony or corporate hospitality, modular systems can be used to create a wide range of temporary structures that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Modular systems provide a flexible, cost-effective means of building event bars and hospitality spaces, pop-up display areas for sponsors, information desks and more.

Image source: Event Architecture

What’s more, construction systems such as Mod-U-Lok offer great scope for customisation and personalisation to enable designers to create branded spaces that match the theme and audience preferences of the event in question.

Pop-Up Retail Spaces

Pop-up shops are invaluable for retailers big and small, offering them a chance to sell their products and services in locations that would otherwise be inaccessible due to space availability or cost.

Temporary retail spaces also allow brands to test new product ranges to specific customer groups before launching them more widely in their permanent stores.

A modular pop-up store used by Asics.

Given the time-sensitive nature of pop-up stores, and due to the fact that they need to be designed in ways that mean they are ultra-relevant to the location and season in which they will be used, it’s crucial that they are built to offer complete flexibility and scope for customisation.

Modular systems are ideally suited to the creation of pop-up retail spaces as they are engineered to enable designers to create bespoke branded environments that can be installed quickly and easily in locations of all types.

Exhibition Stands

The world of events and exhibitions is one defined by tight timescales, strict deadlines and difficult working conditions. Exhibitors have limited windows of opportunity in which to get their stands assembled before an exhibition, meaning they need to be built using materials that facilitate speedy, stress-free construction.

Modular systems such as Mod-U-Lok are engineered to be a user-friendly solution for the exhibition industry. They can be assembled, disassembled, transported and stored with ease and offer incredible scope for customisation and reconfiguration.

A modular exhibition stand used by Hope Technology.

Modular exhibition stands are the most cost-effective type of exhibition stand. They allow designers to re-brand entire structures for new clients to use at new events, meaning that they offer an incredible return on investment by being reusable indefinitely.

Brand Experience Spaces

Creating memorable, impactful brand experiences is the key to success where retail is concerned. But, at a time when the world of retail is fast becoming saturated with experiential store concepts, how can brands stand out from the crowd and facilitate meaningful interactions with their target markets?

The answer is by creating personalised, hyper-local experiences that are ultra-relevant to the time, place in which they will be offered. This means that flexibility and adaptability are crucial for brands working to design effective experience spaces.

A modular brand experience pod used by the Peak District & Derbyshire’s tourism board.

Modular systems provide the most scope for customisation and personalisation of all construction systems. Modular experience spaces can be built to suit brand-specific design schemes, product ranges, customer preferences and locations to ensure that shoppers feel like they are being offered something exclusive.

What are the key benefits of modular structures?

We’ve covered how creative agencies might use modular systems, but what are their key benefits over other construction systems?

1. Scope for customisation

Modular systems offer unbeatable scope for customisation, being ideal for use when creating bespoke structures in material finishes that are tailored to brand-specific aesthetic guidelines.

Moreover, they can be enhanced with digital technologies such as LED lighting and graphic lightboxes to extend their functionality further.

2. Ease of assembly

Modular systems such as Mod-U-Lok are engineered to be as user-friendly as possible. Assembling modular structures can be done without specialist training or tools and inside very tight timescales.

Don’t just take our word for it, though…watch the time-lapse video below which illustrates how quickly and easily modular structures can be built.

Mod-U-Lok construction system.

3. Cost-effectiveness

Modular systems are all about offering a serious return on investment. How? By being endlessly reconfigurable and extendable to suit any number of new applications.

This means that there is no need to invest in a new structure for every client, event or campaign, as the same system can be repurposed time and time again.

4. Environmental credentials

This takes us nicely onto the environmental benefits of modular systems. Thanks to the inherent reusability of modular systems, specifying them over single-use structures means that there is less of a demand for the mining of raw materials and less energy being used in manufacturing processes.

What’s more, with Mod-U-Lok being formed from recycled and widely-recyclable aluminium profiles, the sustainability of such modular systems is even greater.

Additional benefits of Mod-U-Lok

  1. Its clean, contemporary aesthetic provides a great base on which designers can create bespoke spaces that match brand guidelines and client briefs.
  2. It is available in a wide range of different finishes and custom printed graphics can instantly transform a structure into a branded environment.
  3. It is engineered to be ultra-flexible by being compatible with other similar systems as well as offering incredible scope for reconfiguration and enhancement.
  4. It is manufactured and distributed by a UK-based supplier meaning issues relating to Brexit, political tensions, unreliable supply chains and rising shipping costs are avoided.

Learn more about the benefits of modular construction systems here or browse the full range of Mod-U-Lok profiles, connectors and accessories here.