University of Manchester - Pilot Space Mockup render

MECD Workplace Design

The University of Manchester appointed us to design and deliver three workplace pilots over a year long period in order to inform the workplace design for their 86,000m2 new Engineering Campus.

Test pilots

Roughly 200 people from a cross section of disciplines occupied converted Portacabins over three semesters. Their feedback helped determine the make-up of the office areas for academics, postgraduate students and professional services staff in the new building.

Achieving a contemporary and flexible environment for the diverse needs of University staff was a challenge well met.

  • Date: July 2018 – July 2019
  • Size: 11,700m2
  • Role: Lead Interior Design
University of Manchester - Pilot Space - sketch plan
MECD Pilot Space - 3D Axo
MECD Pilot Space - Testing in AR
University of Manchester - Pilot space - Touchdown desk