We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need
Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.
The Empire Theatre, Liverpool is a Grade 2* listed Frank Matcham theatre. It was opened in 1925 and is the largest 2 tier theatre in the country with 2,350 seats. It has a neo-classical style façade in portland stone and is in a strategic position opposite St George’s hall in the cultural quarter of central Liverpool.
Phase 1 included: access improvements, cleaning façade, fabric repairs, canopy repairs, front of house remodelling and refurbishment, auditorium refurbishment and redecoration, forming orchestra pit and lift, stage improvements, new build stage extension into adjacent street from basement to fly tower, new flying system, new stage, remodelling dressing rooms, technical rooms and new galleries to fly tower.
Phase 2 included: compulsory purchase then demolition of adjacent property, new build front of house extension containing new box office, theatre bar, hospitality suite and box office foyer in three storey glazed atrium linked to existing theatre, featuring a hand painted and silk screen printed elevation by renowned Architectural Glass Artist Martin Donlin
Joined EllisWilliams: 1975
Qualifications: BArch RIBA ARB
After graduating at Liverpool University School of Architecture, Alan joined EllisWilliams Architects as a project architect working on education, community housing and commercial projects. Promoted to associate in 1980, he became a partner in 1992 and then a director when the practice incorporated in 1999.
He has particular expertise in large complex phased redevelopment projects involving multiple stakeholders, the success of which depends on consultation and constructive collaboration with all parties and effective management of the briefing stage, the design process and information production.
Joined EWA in: 1983
Qualifications : BA(Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Michael has designed the FUSE youth centre in Partington, refurbished the Apollo Cinema in Rhyl, and completed numerous education projects including the International Politics Building at Aberystwyth University, Stroud College and Liverpool Community College buildings.
Michael has a particular expertise in the preparation of client briefs, undertaking curriculum analysis for education projects, space planning for education, arts and leisure projects, and the design of cinemas. Outside work commitments, Michael sings with, and is currently President of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, and is beekeeper in chief
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