A photo of HMP Five Wells, which used Bryden Wood's platform approach
Analysis

How Bryden Wood is evolving the platform approach

Bryden Wood, the integrated architectural and engineering practice, brought us the concept of a platform approach to design, which was adopted by government for its prisons programme. Since then it has evolved the idea of templated designs to offer standardisation and flexibility to suit varied sites. Jaimie Johnston MBE, a board director at the practice and brains behind the approach, brings BIMplus up to date.