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29 January 2021

We were excited to see the empty vial and syringe from the first official Pfizer/BioNTech immunisation injection being added to the Science Museum’s ‘Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries’ as part of the museum’s Group Collection and wider COVID-19 Collecting project. We were responsible for the interpretation and environmental graphics at the award-winning galleries, alongside WilkinsonEyre who designed the galleries themselves.

The vial and syringe were used for the COVID-19 immunisation injection of 90 year old Margaret Keenan at Coventry University Hospital, whose injection marked the first time anywhere in the world the vaccine had been used as part of a mass immunisation programme.

Read more here.

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21 January 2021

We’re delighted to announce our appointment to deliver wayfinding for the redevelopment of London’s iconic Elephant & Castle.

The prestigious project, which is being led by Delancey, Gardiner & Theobald and architects Allies & Morrison, will see the creation of an open-air pedestrianised town centre that brings together education, shops, restaurants and leisure, new homes and workspace as well as a major improvement in public transport.

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23 December 2020

Tier the season

After an unprecedented 2020, we are thrilled to have started an affiliation with Create; the UK’s leading charity empowering lives through the creative arts and Charity of the Year 2020.

We look forward to supporting Create in its great work throughout 2021.

And to all of our clients, friends and colleagues, we wish you a healthy and happy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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26 October 2020

Pragma Consulting joins Handley House, parent company of Holmes Wood

Handley House, the parent company overseeing international design teams Holmes Wood, Benoy and Uncommon Land, has completed the purchase of Pragma Consulting. The addition of this fourth business to the company’s portfolio provides the group with commercial advice and strategic research alongside the existing technical knowledge and design expertise.

Pragma is the leading commercial advisor for investors and operators in mixed use, airports, travel, and retail property. With expertise in commercial strategy, commercial space planning and investment advice, Pragma’s offering will sit alongside the capabilities of the other Handley House businesses in masterplanning and architecture, to urban and landscape design, interior design and wayfinding.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tom Cartledge, CEO of Handley House, said: “For many years, we have considered how we bring greater analytical, research and data into our family of design businesses. We don’t aim for scale but for solutions across the broad spectrum of real estate. Unlike some of our contemporaries in the sector, we can offer clients the choice of working with one, two, three or all of our teams, depending on their preference and requirements. Alex and his team are skilled experts in their field, and we look forward to introducing our expanded offer to clients around the world.”

Alex Avery, CEO of Pragma, added: “We are really excited about joining Handley House and exploring the next chapter of Pragma’s story. After three decades, the business continues to offer market-leading commercial strategy support to our valued clients, and we are looking forward to the new opportunities ahead of us, across new sectors and new geographies.”

Pragma will be co-located with the other Handley House businesses in its studio in the City of London.

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15 October 2020

Congratulations to the Science Museum for winning the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2020 – the biggest museum prize in the world.

We’re proud to have been the graphic designers for the Science Museum’s new permanent galleries, Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, where we were responsible for the interpretation and environmental graphics, alongside WilkinsonEyre who designed the galleries themselves.

The judges commended ‘the shift-change that has taken place in this well-known and much respected institution, not only in its spaces, but also in its relationship with its visitors and local communities,’ and suggested that ‘the museum has become the world's leading destination for people to be excited, inspired and delighted by science’.

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30 September 2020

We're very excited to see The Box in Plymouth finally open to the public this week.

Appointed to provide wayfinding for the largest arts and heritage museum space to open in the UK in 2020, we devised a strategy and design that helped to bring together past and present. The scheme encompasses the centre’s entrances, gallery spaces and main communal areas, enabling a smooth – and COVID-secure – flow of people into and through the buildings. See more on our portfolio pages.

10 August 2020

Our sister company, Benoy, have been working on a mixed-use, sustainable development for 81–103 King’s Road.

To support their vision, our motion graphics team have helped to bring their concept to life with this engaging animation for the public consultation.

Watch to find out more about this new vibrant, biodiverse and pedestrian-friendly destination for a reimagined King’s Road.

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29 June 2020

We’re really proud to have been given an honourable mention in the Creative Review Annual 2020 Design, Installations and Exhibitions category for our work in the Science Museum’s Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries. We designed the interpretation and environmental graphics to bring the medical objects and the story of medicine to life.

The galleries have also been highly commended in the Design Week Awards 2020 Exhibition Design category. It’s fantastic recognition for these ‘elegant, timeless and captivating’ galleries – congratulations to WilkinsonEyre and the Science Museum Group too. Well done team!

22 June 2020

It’s one week to go before the announcement of the Design Week Awards 2020 winners, and we are very excited that the Science Museum has been shortlisted in two categories: Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics, and Exhibition Design. Fingers crossed!

02 June 2020

Ten weeks after lockdown started in the UK, and our work to feed the nation with Morrison’s began, we’re delighted to see our speedy shopper and social distancing work acknowledged by the Evening Standard.

Read the story here

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29 April 2020

We are delighted to be featured in a Museums + Heritage Advisor Q&A about our work for the Science Museum’s Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries, which opened last November to critical acclaim. Read the full article here.

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27 March 2020

We’re proud to be helping Morrisons to feed the nation safely by working with them on a social distancing study. Our analysis of customer movement means we can advise on how best to control the flow of customers in-store while maintaining social distancing protocols and minimizing queues outside of the store.

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16 January 2020

David Jones’ refurbished Carindale store reopened, with our new signs, for their Christmas trading. Building on our previous work with them, the new scheme makes use of sightlines across the store and a universal datum to highlight essential wayfinding information.

07 January 2020

As we enter into the new year and a new decade, we are delighted to introduce our new Motion Graphics showreel for 2020. Showcasing the many highlights that our Motion Graphics team produced last year.

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14 November 2019

Tonight we are very excited to be celebrating at the Science Museum’s launch party of the new Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries. The galleries tell the history of medicine from over 500 years ago to the present day, with more than 3000 objects on display.

Collaborating closely with the museum and the architects WilkinsonEyre over the last four years, we have designed the interpretation and environmental graphics to bring these objects and the story of medicine to life.

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries will be open to the public from Saturday 16 November 2019.

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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