Acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy

Maynard Design Group has announced the acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy (TDC) in a merger that brings together the two original pioneers of transport design consultancy sector.

Maynard Design Group will become the most experienced multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector with over 400 projects delivered in 17 countries combined over the last 20 years, positively impacting over 3.5 billion journeys taken by people every year.

The Group will bring the TDC brand under its structure, enabling greater collaboration and worldwide reach for each business. Combined, the group will offer services in branding, wayfinding and product design for the transport, aviation, public realm, culture, education, healthcare, commercial and residential sectors in the UK and Europe, as well as the Middle East, India and Australasia.

Cambridge Biomedical Campus Wayfinding

Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is at the heart of Europe’s leading life science cluster and is the largest employment site in Cambridge. The site is focused on ensuring patients benefit from the campus’ world-leading research, as academics, industry, clinicians, and researchers collaborate to tackle some of the most significant healthcare challenges facing the world today.

Rapid growth of the campus in recent years created an opportunity to reassess how staff, visitors and others travel in and around the site. Maynard is excited to announce that we have been commissioned to evaluate the current campus wayfinding and develop a new system that looks beyond simply improving navigation around the site and helps to bring together the campus community and create a sense of place.

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital has appointed Maynard to deliver a ‘people first’ wayfinding system to enhance the user experience of its patients, staff and visitors.

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is one of London’s leading charitable hospitals providing exemplary standards of care to patients. Located in the heart of St John’s Wood it is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, industry-leading consultants and its caring and compassionate ethos.

The hospital recently completed a £3.5m ward refurbishment programme and is now realising a c.£40m redevelopment over the coming year. Including state-of-the-art upgrades alongside new hi-tech healthcare services, it will be the most significant infrastructure project in the charity’s rich 165-year history.

Maynard has been selected to revisit and upgrade the hospital’s wayfinding infrastructure, aligning it with the ambition of the redevelopment programme and the hospital’s recent brand refresh. Inspired by the charity’s ethos of ‘putting people first’, our user centred design approach will look to humanise information from the start. Our vision is to deliver a system that will reflect the organisation’s personality and its community-driven services; a system that is friendly, engaging, helpful and trustworthy to all.

Hospital façade.