COEL has won Business of the Year (company employing more than 50 employees) at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards.

The annual awards ceremony highlights the success and growth of businesses across a diverse range of sectors. COEL is a design and fit out company for offices and laboratories which offers a full turnkey service.

Building Together – Two of Oxfordshire’s Oldest Family Firms Celebrate 60-Year Partnership

With a joint heritage spanning almost 150 years, Kidlington-based Pye Homes and Minoli, with its main Cowley showroom, are two of Oxfordshire’s longest established family firms.

Daniel Fordham

COEL’s new property head hails dawn of agile working

As we emerge from the pandemic and embrace a new era of ‘agile’ working and flexible workspaces, COEL has the innovation to succeed, says new Head of Property Services, Daniel Fordham. Cambridge-based COEL specialise in high-quality office and laboratory refurbishment, working closely with science and technology clients, to create modern and forward-thinking working environments. “Agile working is set to be at the forefront of commercial workspace decisions as we come out of lockdown,” says Daniel. “It was something that was always on the horizon, but the pandemic has brought it forward several years – and so for COEL to already be pioneering well-thought-out agile workspaces, makes this an exciting time to be part of the team.”

Working through the crisis

Days into the first lockdown COEL was commissioned to deliver a vital healthcare facility and the pace has not stopped since then.

Alistair Rumbelow, Dan Brown and Neil Cook

Management buy-out signals exciting future for workspace design experts COEL

The future looks bright for employees at COEL – the region’s leading office design and fit-out specialists – following a management buy-out.

Winners of the future workplace competition revealed

With the Cambridge Independent hosting the competition, COEL teamed up with Bidwells, Allia Future Business Centre and the Cambridge Science Centre as sponsors and young people aged 7-18 were invited to show their ideas for new working environments.

Stellar panel of judges for Future Workplace competition

Stellar panel of judges for ‘Future Workplace’ competition

A few weeks ago, the Cambridge Independent invited all children aged 7-18 year to enter ‘Design the future workplace’ competition. There has been a huge amount of positive feedback and interest with many schools having already submitted entries.

CMS Cambridge provide pizzazz for Ambu's new office

CMS Cambridge provide pizzazz for Ambu’s new office

CMS Cambridge are a subsidiary company of COEL; they offer commercial storage and removal services, as well as providing stunning furniture which can lift and transform a working space.

COEL prioritise provision of quality of care in their work for NHS

COEL prioritise provision of quality of care in their work for NHS

Cleanliness and efficiency are key in healthcare design and in the provision of quality of care.

COEL Building Maintenance and Property Services

Building Maintenance and Property Services have never been more important than now

Many workplaces have been mothballed or seen limited use for the duration of the last year. During this time of inactivity, a building’s health can incur problems which can cause issues for when a workforce is due to return.

COEL Office Competition

Competition – Design the future workplace

The way we work has gone under a revolutionary change within the last year and whilst we can all enjoy more flexibility in being able to work from home, many of us now appreciate the collaborative space, engagement, technical support, and equipment that a work environment provides. When restrictions are gradually lifted, employees will start to return to their company’s headquarters.

COEL The future of office design

The future of office design

The enforced restrictions of the last year have brought about seismic changes in the way we work. In working from home, many have discovered that they can still be efficient and get the job done. Beyond the initial enjoyment of being surrounded by home comforts and not having to commute, our separation from the mothership has also brought into sharp focus what we miss about life in the office and how those thoughts will potentially help shape the future of office design. Here are some areas which are likely to receive increased attention.