EDS (Edesign Services Limited) are a design and access consultancy based in Lancashire. EDS was formed in 1998 by Paul Jenkins who had been providing accommodation design solutions for many years within the leisure industry, education and health sectors.
Prior to this Paul had spent ten years running a design build contracting company which he formed in 1988. The company specialised in educational work, so it was natural that the education sector would figure highly on the EDS client list. Expertise in working within the public sector prompted diversification into the health sector market where EDS have been successful, having carried out many prestigious design projects for various NHS Trusts.
As well as acting as lead consultant on many projects, a personal interest in ensuring buildings could be accessed by all, resulted in the Company extending its expertise into inclusive access for people with a disability. Disability Access Audits have been performed on many schools and health care premises, including 3 major acute hospitals.