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 FUSE is a multi-purpose centre designed with the help of and for the young people of Trafford. Assisted by the Sorrell Foundation, EllisWilliams led design workshops resulting in this exciting venue, funded through the government ‘MyPlace’ initiative. The design, derived from the idea of children’s wooden play blocks, has four clearly defined zones: activity; chill; theatre and dance; media and IT.
The principal facilities are a 340 seat multi-purpose hall, capable of staging theatrical productions, exhibitions and cinema, an activity hall, dance studio, recording studio, IT facilities and general recreational games area. Externally, there is a 3G+ Multi-Use Games Area, and other recreational facilities. EllisWilliams worked in collaboration with Team a go-go on the award winning interior design.The centre is adjacent to Broad Oak School and Partington sports village.
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
Since qualifying in 1993 Simon has gained experience in a wide range of building types and procurement routes.
He has been primarily involved in the education sector and in particular further education. He has also delivered many projects in the leisure and community sectors such as the award winning The Fuse, My Space project for young people in Trafford.
Simon has worked with many further education colleges in the design and delivery of high quality projects over the last 12 years including Cardinal Newman College, Liverpool Community College, Stoke-on-Trent College and Darlington College, together with preparing applications to the Learning & Skills Council and SFA for college funding.
Legal occupational titles, granted in UK: Architect.
All directors are registered with the Architects Registration
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