We welcome Julian Robinson to the team

As part of its international growth strategy Maynard Design Group are pleased to welcome Julian Robinson, former head of Architecture at The Elizabeth line (Crossrail) as a consultant to the team.  He joins with 30 years’ experience in transport design having previously worked on other flagship transport projects such as the Jubilee Line Extension and St Pancras International station.

Maynard Design Group, was a key part of the team responsible for the Line wide design of The Elizabeth line which launched to a public fanfare on 24 May 2022 with some 500,000 users on the first day, and two million in the first week.

Julian’s new role will be to bring his strategic knowledge and delivery experience to the group and future clients.

Julian Maynard, Managing Director of Maynard Design Group, said: “I have known Julian for 25+ years since we worked side by side on the Jubilee Line Extension under the renowned architect Roland Paoletti. I led the Line wide team and Julian was the Architect at Canning Town Station. Crossrail gave us the opportunity to work together again, this time with Julian as our client.

“I am looking forward to this collaboration which will help us in the next steps of our growth strategy within the transport sector.”

Julian Robinson said: “Delivering the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) has been an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Julian and I hold great respect for each other having worked together in various guises since 1995, and I’m pleased to be able to continue working alongside him and supporting the talented Maynard Design Group of businesses.”

Maynard Design Group announced in March that it had acquired Transport Design Consultancy (TDC) in a major merger for the global transport design industry, With Crossrail launching last month, the projects the Group have worked on now serve over 3.5 billion passenger journeys per year globally including major hubs in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, India, the Far East and several flagship schemes in the UK.

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.