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 720-place Manchester Health Academy is a new high school developed as part of Manchester City BSF programme; one of 6 new academies across the city. It replaces Brookway high school and includes a 120 place post 16 provision and a new community library for the Brooklands ward. The academy offers a full range of subjects and specialises in health and sport studies, supported by its main sponsor, the Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust (CMFT).
The site is bounded by Altrincham Road (A560) to the south and Moor Road and residential properties to the east, with business and retail parks to the north and west. The community, public and post-16 areas of the school are located closest to Moor Road and front a new public plaza, with the private school provision housed more securely towards the back of the site. The colourful 2 to 3 storey building completes an external courtyard with the existing sports building providing an outdoor performance space. The vibrant colours were inspired by the foods that make up a healthy lifestyle, a theme taken up in the new academy logo.
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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