One Step Beyond

The APM Design team worked on the refurbishment of the FX Leisure centre in Gateshead, featuring a 18m x 7m indoor pool and mirrored-effect stretch ceiling.


Husband and wife team Andy and Tracy McCluskey founded their design company APM Design in 1988 and have always set themselves the goal of going the extra mile for their clients.

They pride themselves on combining creative flair with a value for money approach.

Operating primarily in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, both Andy and Tracy trained in Interior Design at Salford Tech and have over 30 years’ experience in commercial design and high end domestic interior design respectively.

The company received a gold award from the Association of Interior Specialists for their work to Football Stadia and were shortlisted for the Northern Design Awards and Creativity Works in Business Awards in 2012, for their designs at the FX Leisure centre in Gateshead.

“Wet leisure has been a huge portion of what we do for almost ten years,” comments design director Andy McCluskey.

“Our broad range of disciplines have helped us develop a prominent status in the pool and spa industry by combining technical knowledge and practical foresight with the creativity and flare you would expect from an interior design consultancy,” says Andy.

“We have formed strong links with relative companies in the leisure sector in order to keep well informed with the latest products and technologies available.”

APM’s four strong team of designers come from a variety of backgrounds including interior, product, exhibition and industrial design, enabling them to operate effectively across the leisure, commercial and retail sectors. It’s portfolio of high profile clients includes Virgin, Harley Davidson, British Gas, Kellogg’s and Asda, as well as local businesses and individual clients throughout the UK.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, APM Design attribute their success to the multi-disciplinary services they offer.

“We have always made a concerted effort to offer our design skills to a variety of design industries and feel that our diverse skill base allows us to understand and propose well considered schemes to a variety of markets.

APM Design
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