This is our design for the new office at Manchester Crematorium in Chorlton. We obtained planning permission in June 2016¬†and hope to start building in March 2017. The existing offices are to be demolished and a new, fit-for-purpose replacement is to be constructed adjacent to the western entrance off Barlow Moor Road. The new building […]

Here’s a great December sky over Tideswell yesterday

We obtained planning permission last week for two new industrial units next to Ajax Works in Stockport. Hope to start building these in the not too distant future. The client is very interested in renewable energy sources so hope to be incorporating solar panels and other systems into the buildings.

Found this photo of Victoria Warehouse which we were involved in – drawing up the plans for the hotel and events arena. It is now an active venue having recently hosted the Radio 6 Music Festival and is home to the Warehouse Project.

Typical day to day darting from one job to another – trip to the penthouse to talk through finishes with the client and a chat with another client about a residential conversion scheme. So, here is a sketch I did earlier in the year with the Manchester Urban Sketching Group. There is a campaign to […]

After days of preparation the Public Inquiry was adjourned on Tuesday. I was due to give evidence to the inspector defending an apartment block which had been built without planning permission. The Council had served an enforcement notice for it to be pulled down but on the steps of the Inquiry we reached an agreement […]

I discovered this sketch in my archive which I did in December 2010 for the penthouse fit-out in Castlefield (which I blogged the other day). It will be interesting to see how closely the completed job is to the sketch.

Meeting today with the Chairman of Manchester Crematorium. We have designed a new office for them and submitted this for planning permission. The office is on the left of the picture next to the Chapel. We hope to get a decision early in November and start construction in April.

A view inside a luxury penthouse apartment that we have been working on since December 2010. I’ve been on site with the client and project manager. It’s finally starting to shape up but still some big decisions on finishes to be made. The walnut doors are arriving this week so I’m looking forward to seeing […]

Today’s task is to investigate how to convert this office building into flats.