Incorporated in 1998, EDS Limited initially was heavily involved in the Education Sector majoring on Technology Colleges. Having gained considerable experience in the Public Sector, in 2000 it was decided to target the Health Sector resulting in being awarded a project to establish a detailed accommodation plan to house a newly formed Primary Care NHS Trust.
Our work was well received which resulted in Healthcare becoming the major source of projects alongside new work for corporate clients and private housing.
In 2003 as a direct result of one of our earlier projects designing a private respite unit for elderly clients, an existing NHS client instructed us to undertake an access audit of their three major hospital sites. The earlier project involved a detailed study of the relationship between people of age and a disability with the built environment . The audits included a photographic survey, an itemised schedule of all barriers to access and a fully costed summary of rectifying the issues. There followed a major project to undertake audits of all premises for a Mental Health NHS Trust involving over 100 sites.