Author Archives: richarddrinkwaterarchitects
Great to see that work has started on the new apartments in Globe House near Manchester City Centre. We obtained Prior Approval for the conversion of the existing offices into 26 apartments. Looking forward to seeing the mezzanine bedrooms in the roof space.
This job never ceases to surprise me. I received an out-of-the-blue enquiry from a London property company the other day. They are looking to buy an apartment building that I completed in 2009 and wanted some details of the project. We converted and extended the old Ashton-under-Lyne County Courts building into 26 apartments to let […]
Yet another long running project on the ‘books’ completed. We started work on this building over six years ago in June 2011. My client had acquired the building in a ‘fire sale’ from the bank after the crash in 2008. It then lay dormant and was in a very poor state gradually deteriorating due to […]
The Hall is a Grade II listed building in Cheshire. It is part of a 17th to 19th Century manorial complex and includes the ‘New Hall’ built between 1760 and 1780, the ‘Old Hall’ built in the 17th century and a barn complex to the South spanning the 17th and 20th centuries. The Hall was […]
Day 1 on site I was delighted to see the posts for the site hoarding being installed today around the site for the new office at the Crematorium. We have all waited a long time for this. I started work on designs for the new office in June 2010 and I have been told the […]
Site cleared at Ajax Works ready for building the new industrial units.
I visited one of the buildings I have been working on since 2003. It is Grade II listed and a former warehouse converted into offices. We gained planning permission in 2006 to add a ten storey glass extension in the rear yard. My client has recently renovated the offices and I was pleased to see […]
Site visit today to look at our apartment block in Ashton-under-Lyne overlooking Stamford Park completed in 2009. I was pleased to see that the building is standing the test of time 8 years later.
Is Manchester ready for an open, roof-top swimming pool? We have applied for permitted development to change the use of a small office building in Ancoats to apartments. This is an idea for the roof. Notice the great panoramic views of the Manchester skyline.