Jeni Wilkie

What are the key aspects of lab space layout and design?

If the UK’s life science sector is to continue to make life-changing innovations, it needs empowering workspaces to operate from. With the life science sector alone employing over 280,000 people, a 13% increase from 2018’s employment figures, the need for more lab spaces has become apparent. It’s complex but ultimately highly rewarding work. With approximately […]

Career days

We spent our morning at Hindley Junior & Infant School talking to pupils about the different jobs and skilled tradespeople involved in the design and build process. We showed them CGIs of our work and the end results. The pupils were fascinated to learn about all the different roles that go into transforming spaces. We […]

The value of consultation and collaboration in workplace design

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At EDB, our workplace design and build process is defined by five distinct stages: Consult, translate, design, build & deliver. Of those steps, we believe that none are quite as important as the first. We adopt a personal approach to our services. Perfecting the consult stage of any project is paramount to its eventual success. […]

10 years of Wigan Youth Zone

As Wigan Youth Zone celebrates its 10th birthday, we look at what its incredible work means for the community. At EDB, we recognize that a building holds more significance than a mere physical structure; it embodies the life and vitality of those who pass through it. After a decade, Wigan Youth Zone has evolved beyond […]

Colour for creativity: Colour Psychology in workplace design

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Gone are the days of colourless workplaces, rigid, and uniform. Yet, for office designers, there is more methodology behind bringing a splash of colour into a scheme than merely brightening up a space. As employers battle to attract and retain the best talent to drive business in competitive markets, colour can, both consciously and subconsciously, […]

Diverse workspaces to support workforce wellbeing

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The modern workplace isn’t just a place for employees to work through their to-do lists; it must be a diverse workspace inclusive to everyone’s needs. Recent research found that 81% of UK businesses are looking to increase their focus on the mental health of their employees. As such, the role the workplace plays are hugely […]

Mixology Awards 2022

As supporters of the industry, we also sponsored the 2022 Mixology awards! We were category sponsors for the product of the year: surfaces category, which shortlisted some of the best manufacturers and suppliers across the north. Paul presented the ultimate award to the team at CDUK for their PaperStone® product – a paper composite material […]

Why you need us for expert commercial fit outs

Commercial office design is more important than ever as companies compete to recruit the best candidates and attract lucrative sales from discerning clients. Office design says much about a company’s culture and priorities. If an office looks tired or clinical with little branding or originality, it sends the message that the company makes little effort […]