Ideas Limited are pleased to announce that they’ve been shortlisted under the ‘Public Space Schemes’ category at the 2023 FX Design Awards, for their Elizabeth Line Ticket Retailing Facilities.
The FX Design Awards celebrate the very best of interior products and projects from both British and International design. Its judged by a different panel each year, but each judge is distinguished within the contract design industry. This includes designers, architects, engineers, and clients.
Ideas have been designing, manufacturing, and installing inclusive products and facilities for over 20 years as part of their belief that good design is inclusive design. As part of each project, Ideas listen to customers, learn from stakeholders, and collaborate with architects, contractors, engineering consultants, and facilities owners to transform the overall experience so that its inclusive to all.
Their involvement with The Elizabeth Line was no different. Design for the ticket offices and customer information facilities were designed with inclusivity from the start to ensure that they were compliant with the Equality Act and that no retrofitting was needed in future. A two-tier counter system, which is accessible by both ambulant standing and wheelchair users, and people of short stature was fitted into surface stations across the line. A DFA (design for all) cash transaction tray and a chip and pin extendable arm further address the need for accessibility for all, as well as a roll top type cash tray that removes any unnecessary under counter knee obstructions.
Their inclusively designed ticket office also features as a model of best practice in Network Rail’s manual on design for stations – of which Ideas helped to create.
About Ideas Ltd
Ideas Limited is Britain’s leading specialists in the design, manufacture, and installation of inclusive products across public transport.
Ideas has seen rapidly increasing interest in their Inclusive Design services and British-made products as rail station operators, other public transport providers and funding bodies grow their understanding of the need to welcome all customers regardless of visible and invisible disabilities. The company is on a mission to bring the benefits of our expertise to all public transport users and other market sectors and applications that will benefit from and experience and know-how.
For further information or if you would like to interview Keith and visit the Ideas office please contact:
Cherrill Scheer & Associates
Hille House | 132 St Albans Road | Watford, Herts | WD24 4AE
T: 01923 242769