Think Thorne

We design, manage and build all aspects of your working environment. If you’re considering a move to new offices or simply need furniture, Think Thorne and we'll start thinking too.

How we think

We listen to your people

People are at the heart of every business and at the centre of our process. We listen to you, we talk to your staff, we analyse the space and discuss your project with our team. When we’re happy we’ve thought the details through, we recommend.

We’re adaptable

We work with a great mix of different-sized businesses – start-ups to established companies, colleges, schools and charities. We’re happy to work on any scale of project, from furniture to fit-out; as you grow we’ll be there to help.

We’re problem solvers

All projects present challenges: restricted space, time constraints, fixed budgets… We apply years of knowledge and expertise to offer carefully crafted solutions that support your broader plans.

We work within budgets

Budget counts. Whatever your project, we understand that budget will be at the top of your list. We have a transparent approach to achieving the best value; one of the main reasons our clients choose to work with us again and again.

We go the extra mile

We thrive on seeing a job well done. We do whatever it takes to deliver thoughtful and practical solutions with the minimum of fuss. It’s as simple as that. And we love what we do because, for us, it’s personal.

Our story

Just as our clients have expanded and developed over the years, so have we. Working from our offices on the leafy fringes of Cambridge for the last 20 years, we’ve put integrity at the heart of everything we do. Think Thorne is a name you can trust.

Andrew Thorne, our MD, maintains close involvement and control throughout each project, working with our brilliant team of trusted suppliers to deliver the best value and the highest standards.

Our clients have always praised the amount of thought we put into their projects and this has inspired us to create a clarion call to any businesses that need our help. ‘Think Thorne’ and we’ll start thinking too.

Our Services

    Design and Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • Local Authority Approvals
  • Project Management
  • Ceilings and Partitioning
  • Acoustics
  • Lighting, Power and Data
  • Flooring
  • Curtains and Blinds
  • Offices
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Student Rooms
    Specialist Furniture
  • Acoustic Pods
  • Sit/Stand Desks
  • Monitor Arms
  • Ergonomic Seating

Now supplying award-winning active seating:

Authorised aeris Retailer

How we measure up

“In addition to offering products from a wide range of suppliers, Andrew has provided us with a carefully selected range of options, suggesting products that are practical, good quality and appropriate for the budget and usage that we had specified.

“Andrew’s eye for detail and ability to foster good working relationships was particularly helpful during the build when close co-operation was required between our builders and the rest of the team.

“Think Thorne worked tirelessly to help bring our project in on time and on budget and I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew and his team for similar projects.”

Colin Keyworth
Operations Manager
Sosei Heptares

“Andrew has become our go-to person for all premises questions, larger and smaller scale. He engages with us to identify the precise aesthetic we are looking for to fit with the profile of the company, and our preference for responsible financial management.

“Andrew’s expertise has helped considerably in creating a space that enables clients and supporters to feel confident in the professionalism of our organisation, and where workers feel their wellbeing is of paramount importance.”

Julie Cartwright-Finch
Office Manager
Eastern Academic Health Science Network

“Andrew Thorne has supplied furniture and office equipment to Astex for over 20 years. He understands the company well and always listens to our requirements. He provides effective and well thought through solutions offering both traditional and innovative products. I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew and his team.”

Simon Brutnell
Facilities Director
Astex Therapeutics Ltd

“We have worked with Think Thorne for over five years on various furniture projects: from sourcing canteen tables from Italy to sit/stand desks and storage solutions. Andrew has advised on space planning and made recommendations that have met our requirements. I have found Andrew to be very efficient during the whole process from quote to delivery. Nothing is too much trouble and I would not hesitate in recommending Think Thorne.”

Anna Urso
Facilities Manager
ACO Techologies plc

“I’ve known and worked with Andrew for over 12 years and have always been able to rely on him to respond quickly and effectively to my requirements. His creative approach to problem solving and his detailed knowledge of office interiors and furniture mean that he and his team always deliver projects efficiently and with the minimum of disruption to staff. It’s a pleasure to recommend Thorne to other businesses.”

David Lupson

“We were pleased to appoint Think Thorne to upgrade and improve the lighting and decoration to the corridors and public areas of our building at Storey’s House. They designed a new energy-efficient lighting scheme incorporating sensor controls that reduce the light levels when not in use, which helps us to reduce our running costs in the longer term.

“It was important for us that the work could be carried out with the minimum upheaval to our many residents. Happily, Andrew worked closely with our staff and took our residents’ requirements into account. All the contractors were pleasant and considerate - and received compliments from our residents as a result.”

Timothy Burgess
Chief Executive Officer and Clerk to the Trustees
The Foundation of Edward Storey

“We’ve worked with the team at Thorne for several years and they’ve always given us great service. We recently needed to house a number of start-up businesses in the same space but we weren’t able to change the existing lighting or ventilation. Their answer was to provide free-standing cellular offices inside the walls of the building. These can be taken down and re-arranged which gives us real flexibility as landlords and helps our tenants to grow easily with the minimum of cost. Thorne offer us really good advice, creative solutions and great results, all within our budget. We’re always happy to recommend them.”

The Facilities Team
Liverpool Science Park

“The Department of Veterinary Medicine have used the services of Thorne for several years, and in that time we have received many varied requests for furniture. The service provided has always been superb, from quality reception seating to the more standard office desking, the company offers a wide variety of manufacturers, to provide help with those difficult choices. Following on from the procurement, support with obtaining repairs to furniture is an important part of any contract, and is always completed in a timely manner”

Paul Grainge
Facilities Manager
University of Cambridge
Department of Veterinary Medicine

“Thorne helped us to improve the acoustics in our village hall which has benefitted the whole community. In spite of one or two challenges with limitations in the building, Andrew and his team worked hard to deliver the best solution and we are delighted with the results. A job well done.”

Richard Dean
Waterbeach Brass

We are here

Thorne House
45 The Footpath
CB23 7PX

T 01954 213140