The Workhaus Project

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Unit 21 Seafox Court,
Sherburn Industrial Estate,
Sherburn in Elnet,
West Yorkshire.
LS25 6PL
Galleries,Museums,Visitor Attractions,Visitor Centres


We’re a passionate team of craftspeople, innovators & creative thinkers. Every day we help museum designers solve problems and create amazing & engaging spaces! We don’t think of our work as just fitting-out, we think of it as bringing creative visions to life.


At Workhaus we pride ourselves on the quality of our builds & our seamless service. All our exhibits are installed by the people who built them, this means each member of the Workhaus team takes care and pride over every project.


Museums, exhibitions and visitor centres are where we’ve spent years honing our skills. We work with designers every day, blending skilled hand-finishing with technical expertise. No other museum contractor has so many skills all under one roof! Our expertise include design, joinery, metal fabrication, props, models, sculpture, spray finishing, interactives, solid surface, display cases and mount making. This gives us total control over quality, budget and time.


The approach our skilled Project Managers take is one of creative problem solvers able to combine construction and set works with bespoke, high quality displays and furniture, alongside physical models, interactives and display cases. Through our trusted sub-contractors, we can also provide ancillary products such as stunning graphics and innovative digital media.


Our modern production facility houses state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design, Rapid prototyping and CNC machines alongside a diverse team of time served ‘traditional’ crafts people.


Whichever direction your project develops, you can be certain that Workhaus has the skills and experience to provide the solutions you need, on time and on budget.



“Mather & Co have worked with Workhaus for 15 years, they are our go to partner for any design and build partnership and have continually proven themselves to be flexible, good natured, professional, and attuned with the demands of the project.  Personally, I’ve worked with Workhaus for 11 years since they installed the Undercroft exhibitions at York Minster for me back in 2012.  Since then, they have completed many projects for us around the UK.

On both tendered and design and build work Workhaus continually offer a professional service delivering high quality joinery on bespoke fit-out along with a demonstrable understanding of complicated fit-out with multiple trades.

They often go an extra mile to ensure projects remain on budget (either though careful selection of partners, suppliers or through their own skilled team who can look at alternate ways of creating something in more efficient ways) and on programme (often remaining on site at the 11th hour helping install objects or just generally being on hand to ensure a job is done to the highest standards)

Aside from their flexibility and adaptability to site changes, project delays and wants and whims of the designer (!) their friendly nature and approach to ensuring the project is completed without excessive needs for contractual paperwork makes them a pleasure to work with every time”  

Chris Mather Mather & Co

“Thanks so much to all of you for the energy, expertise and hours you have put into creating this beautiful new display, so well designed by dPM and so expertly constructed by Workhaus.

We think it’s gone way beyond our expectations for creating a welcoming introductory space in the museum that also celebrates our architecture and engineering, and the collaborative processes that made it all possible.

We know that this project was achieved on a tight budget and to an even tighter deadline, so we are enormously grateful to you all for making this possible. Please keep in touch, let us know if you’re up and visiting, and we sincerely hope to work together again in the future”  

Museum Director V & A, Dundee

“The exhibition looks really great – so thank you so much for doing such a brilliant job – every single member of the client team has commented on the quality of the build, and how brilliant you’ve been.  And for me, it was great – everything fitted together perfectly, so thanks SO much!

Please pass on my huge thanks to Chris and Ronaldo who were really great on site,  they were really cheerful, professional and hard working, and it didn’t go unnoticed, and the best news is that there are absolutely no snags! ”


“We have recently completed our collaboration with Workhaus Projects Ltd for the development of XPLORE Entertainment Center in Athens, Greece.  

Our experience after collaborating with Workhaus has been more that exceptional. Their performance and professionalism was beyond our expectations, the quality of their work outstanding and their after sales support remarkable.

They have been proactive and quick to resolve matters throughout the entire course of the project and indeed facilitated our work significantly.

Lastly, but equally important, I would like to highlight that there was no exceedance in the agreed fee nor time schedule.

We highly recommend Workhaus for your collaboration and are happy to discuss further our experiences with you”  



Lamda Development