Who We Are

Welcome to Spenbeck

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

When combined, these specialisms ensure that teams and individuals optimise their health, wellbeing and company performance.

Becky Valentine
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.

Victoria Green
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.

Our Spenbeck Story



Spenbeck was founded by Mich & 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 make a difference in memory of his brother.

The Later 90’s

The Lace Market Heritage Trust (LMHT) is founded by Mich, with the purpose of working to preserve & renovate the historic buildings housed within this famous area of Nottingham city centre.

Mich also creates The Museum of Law Trust Co. (MLTC), with the aim of saving The Shire Hall & creating Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice – now the National Justice Museum.

Mich is awarded an OBE for ‘Services to the Galleries of Justice’ & an Honorary MA by Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his work to regenerate The Lace Market.

The 2000’s

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.

Becky joins Spenbeck 5 years later.

Mich is awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws (Hon LLD) by Nottingham Trent University.

The 2010’s

Mich delivers his vision for Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, which brings significant investment into the city.

Mich retires, with Becky & Victoria taking over the business and setting out their vision for its future success.

Spenbeck’s Birkin Building regeneration project is lauded as an exemplar of conservation-led regeneration by Historic England.

Spenbeck wins regional awards in heritage regeneration & leadership and gains its third commendation from Nottingham Civic Society.

The 2020’s

Spenbeck shares its expertise in optimising work environments by delivering consultancy support in sustainability, interior design & building health.

Further awards are won in sustainability leadership, delivering social value & sustainable heritage regeneration.

Our 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.

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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”.

Clive Fletcher – Regional Director
Historic England

“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’.”

Ashley Walters – Director
Igloo Regeneration and Blueprint Regeneration

“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”.

James Peake – Director

“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.”

Kathryn Greenwood – Joint Managing Director
Eden PR