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AES provide full education workshop and department design layouts in accordance with Building Bulletin 81 and BS4163:2014.

Our design team have been working with main contractors, local authorities and building services providers since 2002. We are equipped to deal with any size of educational technology department within schools, colleges, universities and vocational workshops.

Our design process, from initial consultation to final project handover.

18+ Years of Department Design Experience

By combining our design expertise with our experience in technical consultancy, we can assist Principal Teachers, Construction Companies and Local Authorities in planning the layout and equipment content of their Craft, Design and Technology Departments.

At AES we always connect the full design process with the client and end user. We offer technical advice and documentation for each stage of the project and will supply all stakeholders with full BIM 2 compliant drawings.

Consultation & Client Services

We offer advice on matters such as equipment selection, health and safety, dust and fume extraction, electrical services (including lighting, machine power points and emergency stop systems) and working layout (including safe working distances around machinery and furniture).

Our network of suppliers and products puts us in the best position to offer full department specifications that meet both the educational curriculum for students and needs of department staff. Our scope ranges from single bench-top machinery to full CNC machining centres.

Department Specification & Delivery

Our aim is to provide a department that fulfils the requirements of BS 4163:2014, Building Bulletin 81 Guidelines and all other relevant Health and Safety Legislation.

We believe that by consulting with all relevant parties from initial project concept through to completion, we can help ensure a final department layout that meets all current legislative requirements and will also satisfy the demands of school curriculum.

AES offer the supply and installation of the machinery within classrooms and technician’s rooms along with all connected extraction equipment, providing the full department with compliant equipment and services.

In addition to equipment and machinery we also provide storage solutions and technology furniture and products such as low voltage modules and drawing boards. Our education specific workbenches are chosen from high quality British manufacturers.

Modern Design

In terms of department design processes, all our layouts are provided in CAD or Revit 3D (BIM 2 Compliant) models. AES coordinate with all design team members to ensure all projects are delivered on time and within budget.

We have the ability to allow our clients and other contractors to fully visualise our design, ducting networks and connection to machinery and clean-up locations for approval before any works commence.

The correct design is at the core of any new workshop project or department development.

Find out how AES can help you design an efficient, compliant and safe space for staff and students within education.

If you would like to find out more, please give us a call on 0800 032 0895 or email at

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