Who We Are
Welcome to Spenbeck
The perfect office can make or break commercial success. Our family values, defined by our founder Mich Stevenson and immortalised by his daughters and our current owners Becky and Victoria, sit at the heart of how we work with our clients. They fuel the close partnerships we have with our clients and allow us to foster ongoing relationships built upon trust. With our heritage firmly rooted in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market, we’ve earned an enviable reputation as an multi-award-winning first mover specialising in bespoke, sustainable and beautifully designed offices in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. Our 40 years of expertise means that we know how crucial the right office is when sustaining a thriving business.
Alongside our rich portfolio of modernised historic offices, we’re always looking ahead – keeping up to date with best practice to ensure that clients are fully informed about how their offices can meet the needs of the Gen Z workforce. This includes maximising work environments for hybrid working to attract the very best
talent. We offer bespoke in-house services in:
Interior design | Building health | Sustainability support
When combined, these specialisms ensure that teams and individuals optimise their health and wellbeing and company performance.
Co-owner, Sustainability & Building Health Consultant
With extensive award-winning expertise in the education of, and embedding sustainability within, operations and across the built environment, Becky leads Spenbeck’s building health and sustainability client support. She enables private and public sector organisations to optimise occupants’ health and wellbeing through their working environment, alongside leveraging the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support organisations to create actionable environmental, net zero and holistic ESG strategies. Becky also specialises in providing sustainable offices, with an acute understanding of the commercial realities and particular requirements of retrofitting listed and heritage buildings. Utilising her background in teaching, she is an Associate Lecture at NTU, carbon literacy trainer and participant in several high-profile sustainability and leadership expert panels, webinars and podcasts.
Co-owner, Interior Design & Heritage Regeneration Consultant
Inspired by considered design, Victoria is an expert in delivering on interior design briefs whilst pushing creative boundaries. Having led on Heritage Regeneration, Lettings and Design at Spenbeck for nearly twenty years, she possesses experience in developing and managing customer relationships whilst delivering refurbishments of heritage, commercial and residential spaces. Passionate about bringing big-budget design solutions to homes and workplaces, her qualifications in energy efficient retrofitting and interior design allow her to bring an informed, holistic and sustainable approach – alongside her regular contributions to local magazines, panel discussions and webinars.
Spenbeck was founded by Mich and Don Stevenson – two brothers with a shared interest in property development. Named after two of their children – Spencer and Becky.
Don Stevenson is sadly lost, with Mich carrying on the business with a determination to do well in memory of his brother.
The Lace Market Heritage Trust (LMHT) is founded by Mich, with the purpose of working to preserve and renovate the historic buildings housed within this famous area of Nottingham city centre.
Mich is responsible for creating The Museum of Law Trust Co. (MLTC), with the aim of saving The Shire Hall and creating Nottingham’s Galleries of Justices – now the National Justice Museum. The Trust raises £3.5m in just 18 months.
Mich is awarded an Honorary MA by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his work to regenerate The Lace Market.
The accolades continue to pour in for Mich, after he is awarded an OBE for ‘Services to the Galleries of Justice’.
Mich is awarded the Freedom of the City of Nottingham in recognition of his significant contribution to the city and its heritage infrastructure. Victoria officially joins Spenbeck and immediately plays a key role.
Becky follows in her sister’s footsteps by joining the business. Mich is also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Hon LLD) by Nottingham Trent University.
Mich delivers his vision for Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, which brings significant investment into the city.
Mich retires, with Becky and Victoria taking over the business and setting out their vision for its future success.
Spenbeck shares its expertise in optimising work environments by creating consultancy support services in suitability, interior design and building health.
An Award-Winning Team
From business-focused to industry-specific accolades, we’re proud of the awards we’ve received in recognition of our high standards and commitment to developing spaces that people want to work in.
We Come Well Recommended
Our tenants, customers and partners have great things to say about us so while you’re finding out more about us as a business, why not read why they’ve partnered with us.
“I want to say how impressed we are at Historic England with the Birkin Building project. I don’t think I’m overstating it in saying that it represents the very best of conservation-led regeneration – an exemplary building repair project twinned with a vibrant new use in one of the most significant conservation areas in the country. This is stewardship in its best sense”.
“Blueprint’s approach is ‘People, Place and Planet’. Sincerely delivering against these three principles is an essential ingredient that is found in all the great places in our world. When we realised that Spenbeck was doing this by taking an ethical and values-driven approach we instantly knew that we needed to be part of that’.”
“Spenbeck poured its extensive heritage retrofitting expertise into transforming a former nightclub into a stunning and sustainable Grade II listed office we are very proud to call home, and which has significantly boosted our recruitment of both staff and clients”.
“Victoria at Spenbeck has provided inspiration and distinct focus for our new office design from initial plan and mood boards to final delivery – really understanding what we need to create for a that wow factor contemporary working environment that combined great vision with perfect functionality. She was absolutely fearless in pushing us to open our minds to new ideas and approaches, whilst incorporating the logistical and technological practicalities that inevitably underpin office needs.”