Area have an established track record of working within the pharmaceutical sector; offering a turnkey solution that includes both office and laboratory design.  

With 20 years' experience delivering exceptional workplaces across Europe, this page includes our latest insight and knowledge on the future of work and workplace topics including productivity, culture and employee wellbeing. 

The Pharma sector points the way to the future of work

A couple of sectors that are ahead of the curve are the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. For decades now these and related sectors have based their primary office design models on a campus, and not just because of their associations with universities.

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Wellbeing in the workplace. Putting your employees at the heart of your workplace vision.

A well-designed workspace encourages engagement and makes people want to come to work. Read our guide on how to incorporate wellbeing into the design, fit-out and culture of your working environment.

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Take a tour of Becton Dickinson's laboratory and workspace

Area delivered the design and fit-out of Becton Dickinsons’s workplace and laboratory facility at their UK and Ireland HQ.

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Seven ways to create a great company culture for the new normal of work

Culture is one of the foundations of productivity and wellbeing and there are some clears ways we can use to create a working culture that people can be proud of.

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Leadership and Design - Are we ready for a new relationship?

In the quest to enhance workplace productivity, how much focus within the design briefing and development process do we place on what company leaders are trying to achieve? Our opinion piece on the relationship between workplace design and leadership explores this topic.

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Laboratory and clinical environments

Our guide explores the factors to consider when selecting a building for laboratory space, and the main design considerations and challenges when designing a laboratory.

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Return to the Workplace Guide

The guide includes how to prepare your building, social distancing advice, cleaning protocols and how to communicate effectively with your employees.

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