News

  • MOJ 10SC Meeting Room With Mixology Crest

    In The Mix

    We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve once again been shortlisted for a prestigious Mixology design award. Our work for the Ministry of Justice in Canary Wharf has been selected in the Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year category. The project, which formed part of our wider remit for the MoJ nationally, allowed us to create a stunning array of flexible spaces which catered to the needs of a modern Government Department. The colourful design provides not only a much-needed bright and airy environment in which to work, but also a delightfully simple wayfinding solution. The awards take place on Thursday 20th June 2019.

  • NEWS - Workplace Trends Conference

    Now Trending

    We attended the bi-annual Workplace Trends conference at the British Library - an event which focused on Evidence Based Design in the workplace. A host of speakers gave an interesting insight into the data behind workplace decisions - something which very much chimes with the way we work. We are constantly striving to find new and innovative ways of documenting and analysing the workplace experience through our range of tools - allowing us to design spaces which compliment the way people use them.

  • NEWS - iDEA Away Day - Marc Presenting

    iDEA Away Day

    Most of us haven't done a "show and tell" since primary school and with a growing number of large scale projects underway for us, it was high-time we shared what we've been up to. It's not too often that our Shropshire and London studios come together as one, so what better venue than The Screening Room at Somerset House for such an occasion. We had a whole day of presentations from everyone across iDEA - it was a truly eclectic mix. We covered everything from video to VR, programming to painting. Our design diversity is a huge part of our DNA, and it's something we're proud to celebrate. Roll on the next one!

  • NEWS - AGI Scotland Annual Event Stirling

    Stirling Work

    We were proud to be given the opportunity to demonstrate the latest iteration of our 3D environment viewer at the AGI Scotland annual event in Stirling - showing off our visualisation of asset management down to room level. The theme for the event was "innovation and opportunity: stepping out of the GI comfort zone". Fantastic event and great to be widening our horizons into new challenges and oportunities.

  • NEWS - Ansty Park Building

    Cleared For Takeoff

    It's exciting to see steel framework going up at our latest project for this Global Aerospace Technology Firm at Ansty Park in the West Midlands. The 440,000 sq ft building, on a 23-acre site, will bring together 1,000 staff from various locations around the UK. Through a series of detailed engagement sessions, we helped to shape the vision for the interior spaces of this impressive facility - watch this (aero)space!

  • About Group Shot Oxford Lightened

    Order Order

    Following our tradition of celebrating Christmas at project locations, this year we travelled to Oxford where we have been developing the brief for a new university building. If you're wondering what the link to the title is .... our venue for this festive occasion was the scene of much historical debate The Oxford Union. Much hysterical debate ensued culminating in our own College photo. You can see it in all its glory here

  • First Trust Survey Doc Photo

    Trusted Partner

    Following the success of our work in developing a pilot workplace project for Allied Irish Bank (AIB) in Dublin we have been appointed by First Trust in Belfast to design the workplace for the refurbishment of their Ann Street premises. To date we have completed our Me + My Workplace survey to understand levels of occupancy and adjacencies and to define work styles. This will be followed by detailed interviews and Statement of Requirements.

  • UCL 3D Environment

    Bloomin' marvellous

    UCL has a diverse estate that extends well beyond its traditional boundaries of Bloomsbury. iDEA have been appointed by UCL to undertake a review of the estate totalling circa 455,000m2 and to help develop an accommodation masterplan. The role will involve modelling in 3d the components of the existing portfolio and overlaying the opportunities and drivers to support sustainable growth.

  • MECD Pilot Space

    Workplace - it's all academic

    As part of our continuing role with Manchester University's MECD project we are developing pilot projects for the Academic and Professional Services Staff office areas. Three pilot schemes are being trialled with each being occupied for a term at a time by selected teams. Achieving a contemporary and optimum environment for the diverse needs of University staff is a challenge for the HE sector. Time will tell on wether we achieve a degree of success.

  • News - It's the Little Things - Statement of Capability

    It’s the little things (that make a big difference)

    Crikey, we're getting old! iDEA has been in business now for a quarter of a century. We’ve been around longer than Google, Facebook, YouTube, the Euro, texting, DVDs, Justin Bieber…

    We’re always looking for ways to improve as a company - it’s been one of our strengths that has kept us going all these years. Last year we had complete overhaul of our brand, logo and website. We made the conscious decision to ensure everything with our name attached is approached with the same level of care and attention to detail, regardless of whether it’s a design proposal, holiday request form or a glossy publication.

    Presenting information in the most clear and beautiful way possible is part of what makes iDEA unique and it really matters to us.

  • Glasgow University 360 Image

    Tools of the trade - the complete picture

    We are working with The University of Glasgow to schedule and photograph key research equipment in The School of Engineering. If this sounds a little dull- far from it. iDEA will then combine all the data and photos into 360 degree viewable rooms accessed via a 3D model of the James Watt and Rankine buildings with an easily updatable database for onward use by the University. It's a great example of complex information made simple and amazingly, asset management made interesting.

  • Meggitt Ansty Park Render

    Happy landings with Meggitt

    Next time you're thankful that your plane stops before the runway runs out you can thank Meggitt, a global producer of aircraft brake pads and much more. iDEA are currently engaged in developing the detailed workplace brief and design for their new 40,000m2 manufacturing and office facility in Coventry. When complete this will be the home for circa 1,000 staff and represents one of the largest industrial projects in the Midlands in more than a decade.