Digital diagnostics and pathology pioneers Cyted partnered with AIS to design and build their new office located in Cambridge at the heart of the UK’s Life Sciences’ ecosytem.
The Cyted group develops and deploys digital diagnostic services for research and clinical use. Through their use of digital pathology infrastructure, artificial intelligence and novel biomarkers in their laboratories they drive the early detection of disease.
After being chosen as one of the 12 innovators for the NHS Innovation Accelerator in 2021, the team had gone through a period of rapid expansion and their previous office space rented from a Cambridge co-working provider was no longer suitable for their expanding team. So the AIS Life Sciences team delivered the design and build of a new workspace concept that allowed more flexible space to accommodate their changing team requirements.
Cyted’s vision was to create a new headquarters for their organisation, delivering modern space that enhanced their staff experience while at work, increased collaboration and created a more progressive work environment that reflects their mission in leading revolution in the diagnostics field.
The design solution creates a collaborative and open work environment that maximizes space, brings people together and allows for future growth. Through a variety of types of workspaces the Cyted team can collaboration at a number of destination points across the floorplate.
Dedicated working spaces are balanced with flexible work zones and agile areas, allowing a wide range of use in a compact environment. Enclosed meeting rooms are offset with semi-enclosed quiet rooms and open lounge spaces are scattered amongst the floor plate to enable the entire team freedom of choice in their working environment depending on the task at hand.
The space also features a dedicated canteen area, complemented by nearby soft seating and games area ensuring staff really can work, rest and play whilst in the office.
AIS created a modern and timeless design with a neutral colour palette reflective of the Cyted corporate branding. A backlit signage feature greets visitors in the main reception lounge, while the space is warmed up with natural timber tones and plenty of biophilia.
The outcome is a consolidated and contemporary Life Sciences office that allows Cyted team members to feel more connected to both their colleagues and mission.