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.
Gorton Education Village is Manchester and the UK’s first completed Building Schools for the Future Project.
The new campus co-locates two existing schools on a single site. The schools are Cedar Mount, a 11-16 mainstream for 900 pupils and Melland High School, a National Specialist SEN College 11-19 supporting students with a complex and diverse range of learning needs.
The building features a two-storey 100m internal 'street', sports hall and community wing, a learning resource centre containing library and ICT facilities and specialist subject zones for science, humanities and english. There is also a medical suite on-site offering physiotherapy and hydrotherapy pool.
The key objectives of the design were to provide a modern, sustainable, flexible, fully accessible and inclusive education/community facility which has a minimal environmental impact.
The key to this was balancing the identities and links of the two schools, thereby creating an educational campus where the pupils and community can learn and achieve together.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1977
Qualifications: Dip Arch Hons. DA Manc.
Ian has enjoyed widespread experience in many sectors during his career, managing medium to large scale projects and more recently he has been involved in the sports and education sectors. Under his direction the practice has procured Wright Robinson sports college, Gorton education village, three academies for Manchester City Council, and also a number of special educational needs schools some with residential accommodation. He also led the team working on sports lottery monitoring and NOF for Sport England for over 8 years.
Ian was a Part 3 RIBA Examiner for a number of years and believes in encouraging young talent and professionalism. This also relates to his work in client engagement particularly with the end users of his commissions.
Currently many of Ian’s commissions are under partnering contracts where he can relate directly to both client/end users and constructor partners to achieve good designs which are value for money within the client’s purse.
Joined Ellis Williams in: 2002
Qualifications: Architect CPAU (Argentina), Architect RAIA (Australia), Architect RIBA (UK)
Pablo studied at the prestigious BA University where he also taught Design and Urban Design. While in Buenos Aires he won three prizes in design competitions and a scholarship for a design workshop with Peter Eisenman.
In 1995 he moved to Australia where he won several design awards and acted as Juror for the Awards programme and Speaker at conferences.
In 2002 he moved to England where he joined EllisWilliams Architects.
Pablo then started to design and deliver projects in the master planning, arts and education sectors, including Longley Park Sixth Form College and Mostyn Gallery which won RIBA Awards in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
He has a long held interest in public and social spaces and how they can be designed to stimulate social interaction and participation. For Pablo, this is relevant when designing masterplans or public buildings, as in the case of his designs for Abraham Moss Centre and Gorton Educational Village.
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