Exhibitors at the The ARC Show selected as Lend Lease’s chosen suppliers

March 26, 2013


A partnership between May Design Series and the SBID (The Society of British Interior Design) has been struck by exclusively offering to all exhibitors at the show an opportunity to become a preferred supplier to Lend Lease.

Lend Lease is one of the world’s leading fully integrated property and infrastructure solution providers. Projects globally include Darling Harbour (Sydney, Australia), The Central Mississippi Medical Centre (USA) and closer to home, the enormous and prestigious Bluewater retail park.

It also includes the redevelopment of the Olympic Village in East London. Much of its work is commercial (hospitals, airports, hotels etc) but interestingly, as consultants to the communities sector, Lend Lease has delivered in excess of one billion pounds worth of mixed-use developments with residential accommodation.

Lend Lease and the SBID have formed a long term partnership to promote a shared ethos and commitment to design excellence and create vibrant, sustainable communities where people will want to live, work and play.

SBID is the national representative organisation to the European Council of Interior Design and Architecture and together with Lend Lease they are creating ‘The SBID Ethical Supplier List’ to consist of product suppliers for this partnership.

May Design Series exhibitors participating at this year’s event will be able to register on the list. The May Design Series consists of four different elements – The ARC Show, DX, Interiors Ldn and kbb London. Further information will be released to exhibitors from May onwards for UK projects.

Andrew Vaughan, Brand Director at UBM said: “If you were not thinking about exhibiting at the May Design Series until now, then think again as this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for the future of your company to supply on a very large scale, especially as there is no timeframe as the scheme will be ongoing. The agreement will take effect immediately after the May Design Series trade show.”

SBID President Vanessa Brady added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for all member sectors including interior designers and manufacturers to participate and provide the highest standard design, surfaces and products for landmark developments. Joined up specification makes perfect sense, it’s the ultimate win for all stakeholders.”

Full details for exhibitors will only be available at the show. The May Design Series exhibition will be held at ExCeL London 19th-21st May.

For free tickets, or for further information about the May Design Series, please visitwww.maydesignseries.com