08 April 2019

Handley House Works launches with ‘ALPHA’ event

Handley House Works is a collaborative venture where design for people and place comes together. Its mission is to improve the world through creativity and innovation in design. Drawing on the broad knowledge and expertise from within the Handley House teams at Benoy, Holmes Wood and Uncommon Land, alongside external experts and clients, this initiative brings together business, research and design to facilitate leading-edge thinking and deliver change. To celebrate the newly launched creative network, there was a debut event, ‘ALPHA’ which explored how Generation Alpha will influence the design of physical spaces and shape our future towns and cities.

Patrick Burgoyne (pictured) was in attendance and wrote a piece on Generation Alpha, read the full article on Creative Review.


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15 November 2018

We have designed and implemented a new wayfinding scheme for Coal Drops Yard, the unique new shopping destination at the heart of the King’s Cross redevelopment. The overall design aesthetic of the Coal Drops Yard wayfinding scheme is drawn from the industrial heritage of the site.

13 September 2018

'Ultimately, the new Benoy identity has been carefully curated to elevate and showcase what it does best in a subtle yet stylish manner. Relevant and clear, it’s a clear differentiator from the world of ‘starchitects.’ 

An article about our rebrand of Benoy, in Transform Magazine.

Missing Maps
17 August 2018

Last night we volunteered to map unchartered parts of Nigeria, drawing 3000 houses, to assist charities providing aid to remote parts of the world. Take a look at Missing Maps, who do fantastic work to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGO's and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.

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27 June 2018

Our team who designed our scheme for London Business School went to see it all installed today! 

21 June 2018

We've just released a new animation that describes our approach to wayfinding.

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13 June 2018

This year we launched a new brand for Handley House – a leading international design Group and parent company for Holmes Wood and Benoy. Inspired not only by the Group's heritage, but also by the literal meaning of house: “A building or group of rooms, in which people, especially a family or a small group of people, meet for a particular activity.” 

More about the project here.

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23 May 2018

We're pleased to see that our scheme for King's Cross public realm has just been shortlisted for the Design Week Awards 2018 Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics category. More about the project here.

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18 May 2018

Earlier this year, we launched a rebrand for Benoy, a global family of design specialists committed to delivering world-class solutions for the built environment. Our work encompassed internal and external communications, photography, website, print and film. 

See more about the project here.

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14 May 2018

Our recently installed scheme for the redeveloped Television Centre – inspired by the history and graphic language of the site. More about the project here.

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27 April 2018

We created a group wide wayfinding masterplan for Hammerson, so that strategic, product and graphic design principles can be applied across all sites. Westquay and Bullring are two locations where our work has been installed, to date. 

See more about this ongoing project here.

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16 April 2018

We recently designed a Letters to a Beekeeper with Alys Fowler, The Guardian gardening writer as she learned how to keep bees; and Steve Benbow, the urban beekeeper who learned how to plant a bee-friendly garden.

Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards and joys of working with, rather than against, nature. And along the way, you will pick up a wealth of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed. 

More images from the book here.

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03 April 2018

Holmes Wood went along to the House of MinaLima in Soho for an evening with Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the graphic designers behind the Harry Potter films. A reunion for our own Lucy Holmes who went to school with Miraphora, here we are in the Old Bedalian newsletter, which we designed for them a few years ago. 

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22 March 2018

New photography from our continuing work with Battersea Power Station – showing two residential developments and the design for the car park – including all wayfinding elements and extending to floor graphics and bay markings. More about the project here.

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12 March 2018

Our new scheme for London Business School's new Sammy Ofer Centre – our ambition was to deliver an ‘intelligent’ system – representing the type of education and subjects studied alongside the journeys taken by the students.

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12 February 2018

This is a small preview of our work for the Helios at The Television Centre in a clip from the BBC, marking its opening today! 

Innovation Talk
26 January 2018

Delighted to have had film composer Alexandra Harwood come and talk to us about Exploring the Synergies Between Music and Architecture and the concept of space in music and architecture. An amazing talk, thank you!

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