Anthony Nolan is a third sector organisation within the Life Sciences sector "that makes lifesaving connections between patients in need and incredible strangers ready to donate their stem cells."
For this consultancy project, I delivered a strategic spatial and operations proposal for Anthony Nolan's laboratory sites in London and Nottingham. The key strategic solutions for this project outlined ways to connect people, place and process, and to expand business opportunities. Ultimately, this project aimed to harness opportunities that align to their ambitious five year strategy: Uniting people and science.
Initially, I spent time gathering information around operational, business and infrastructure. To gain on the ground insight, I spent time with each team to understand their processes and how they work with each other. Furthermore, I also looked at how they interact with their environment and scientific information for patient delivery.
Let me show you how I go here...
Site Mapping + Access Points
site / pedestrian access / key roads
The scientists at Anthony Nolan analyse patient and donor HLA using next-generational sequencing (NGS). This process involves fragmenting DNA to define a person's HLA type. From this, they can determine potential donors as a match for patients who are in need of a transplant.
Here, I tracked scientist movement in the first stage of sample processing to see how the space supported the processes, but most importantly, the people delivering their clinical services.
Sequencing Process Mapping
Typing + Development Team
First-hand Research; Pears Building
A: Form/function B. Connections C. Activity based working D. Spatial provisions