How we work is changing and the design of the open-plan office needs to evolve to support this. Organisations are already investigating how they can make office spaces safer, effective and efficient whilst still adhering to government guidelines of social distancing.

Bisley, the UK’s leading steel storage manufacturer, is pleased to bring Vetrospace exclusively to the UK. Vetrospace, based in Finland, manufactures unique meeting pods and phone booths that incorporate critical health technology, including anti-microbial lighting, anti-viral nano-coating and clean-air ventilation. The result is the most hygienic, private modular spaces on the market.

The range of phone booths and meeting pods are uniquely health focused and have the ability to kill bacteria and viruses.  Included in the choice of variants is a CLEAN ROOM and HEALTH variant.

The CLEAN ROOM variant is certified to ISO-7 Clean Room certification and is fitted with  Anti-microbial photon disinfection lighting that kills bacteria including MRSA and E-Coli. ANTiBAC clean lighting is automatically activated when you step into a Vetrospace, which  restricts the growth of microbes. When you leave the pod, the WiSDOM AiR blue disinfection lights turn on. This generates a powerful antimicrobial effect, which kills up to 99.9% of microbes, but is completely harmless to humans and material and makes a room clean of all bacteria in 6 hours. In addition it has a HEPA filtration system that filters out 99% of all particles in the air entering the room.

The HEALTH variant also comes with the entire room coated in a photocatalytic nano coating that kills viruses on contact including Covid-19.

Vetrospaces can be specified to suit any work environment. Choose from six booth sizes (1m2 to 12m2) , and five structural layouts. As a result, modular phone pods and withdrawal spaces can be much more than just quiet spaces to hold meetings or to work quietly on your own. Vetrospace booths are designed to create environments that greatly enhance productivity, vitality, health and wellbeing and achieves a very high acoustic rating of 0.03 STI standard.

Robin Bayliss, Group Sales Director for Bisley, commented:

“Vetrospace is a great addition to the Bisley portfolio. Post COVID-19 the landscape of the modern workplace will undoubtedly change; having an individual office or meeting space that can kill bacteria and viruses effectively is a vital component of our future healthy working environment. We are delighted to be introducing the most technology advanced sound isolation booths to the UK and beyond, where people can concentrate and work more effectively, as well as communicate privately.”  

Jonathan Cole, International Sales Manager for Vetrospace commented:

“Health and wellbeing in the workplace is a top concern for employers and employees, and Vetrospace provides a peaceful and healthy working environment to maximise productivity and eliminate workplace distractions. Bisley has a well-known reputation for excellence, which is why we are so excited to announce our new partnership.”

With their new agreement, Bisley has exclusive distribution rights for Vetrospace products in the UK and is the major partner in Ireland, USA, the Middle East, Spain and Germany.


Since launching the iconic MultiDrawer in 1958, Bisley has pioneered innovative storage that meets the challenges of the time and stays relevant, decade after decade. When it comes to creating working environments, Bisley is the name people in over 50 countries turn to for quality they can trust.

Bisley produces 15,000 items each week from its factory in Wales and makes over 4000 world-wide deliveries every month via their 10 international offices. Through continued production investment and acquisition, Bisley can combine the strength and durability of steel with the pleasing aesthetic qualities of wood to provide a unique choice of solutions for an extensive range of markets.

Bisley products maximise workspaces by providing intelligent and often bespoke storage solutions which create organised environments. Whether that means furniture for focused and individual working or adaptable pieces for collaborative spaces, meeting rooms or break-out areas, the extensive portfolio helps people across the world be comfortable and effective, wherever they are working.