Life Science

"It is essential to resist nostalgia and look towards the future where investment in science and technology is more important than ever"

At Woldon we are in various ways servicing the needs of the ever-changing modern workplace. Existing buildings may often be the starting point and, where viable, existing building fabric is retained. The brief may see a redundant office adapted as flexible laboratory space with a highly technical specification from anti-vibration to high floor load demands.

Old buildings can be revitalized with creative, high quality, low carbon technologies and adapted to facilitate new business. The focus is on the principles of place-making and creating attractive environments that put people first and stimulate innovation.

Westington Quarry, Woldon project for masterplan development for innovation clusters 

"We need incubator innovation centres with easy leasing models such ‘pay as you go’ structures for start-ups and space that can continue to accommodate expansion for success."

The knowledge economy needs to find its home connected to academic roots and opportunities for investment. Woldon is well-placed to deliver this infrastructure. Projects include developing a 350,000sqft quarry site for incubator business, research, health, and leisure facilities, and designs for a national award-winning diary producer that focuses on biosecurity.

We engage with agronomists and Agri-tech consultants to support the diversification of rural estates, and, in central London, we have serviced medical institutions to ensure delivery of the latest healthcare. At the core of Woldon’s service is the vision to enrich life and landscape with humanity at its heart, underpinned by the values of Quality, Integrity, and Creativity. Our success will be the legacy of a better life for all.

Nettlebed Creamery, Woldon project reimagining a Commercial site for biosecurity 

"The orderly process of experimentation, write up and collaboration is key, allowing shared learning and ideas to flourish."

We now see again the arena of work is shifting, and a new vision is needed for growth. We will be judged by how we respond and adapt. Britain has a long history of leadership and innovation, from the steam engine to the World Wide Web. These all brought growth and prosperity to both our nation and the world. But it is essential to resist nostalgia and look towards the future where investment in science and technology is more important than ever. With much of our industrial and technological expertise being drawn away to work abroad, we find ourselves searching for inherent strengths to build a future upon.

With the supercharging of UK Innovation Clusters and research facilities comes an increased demand for wider services including power and ventilation, and skills such as engineering and management. The orderly process of experimentation, write up and collaboration is key, allowing shared learning and ideas to flourish. Sites can be urban or rural; but each with specific challenges around Planning and infrastructure. Encouragingly these clusters are not just sources of employment for the highly educated but eco-systems of a whole workforce and community.

If you wish to discuss an upcoming project with our Design team, please call us on 020 7998 1525 or email studio@woldon.com