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.
Winsford Learning Zone is a new three storey 3400sq.m building replacing the previous outgrown premises. The building comprises teaching, learning and vocational facilities for 800 students. The tight town centre site, a remediated former gasometer works, posed many challenges which were overcome through the design process.
The design is both dramatic and functional, easy to navigate and makes a positive statement for education. The building aims to provide a feel good factor for its users together with providing a strong sense of place in a prominent town centre location.The client wanted to create an environment that would inspire and motivate learners, widen participation, redefine its identity and raise their profile through relocation to a purpose built campus.
The building needed to be flexible, to accommodate future changes in curriculum and policy where possible. Above all, the new facilities were required to promote educational excellence and architecture of the highest quality.
Joined EWA in: 1998
Qualifications: BA(Hons) BArch ARB
Louise joined EllisWilliams Architects after studying at the University of Liverpool and was promoted to Associate in 2007. She has developed her skills working on new build and remodelling projects of varying values, sizes and procurement types within the arts, residential, education and leisure sectors, successfully delivering projects such as Q3 Academy, Darlington College, Mid-Cheshire College and The Palace Theatre. She has been involved in extensive research into the design, development, funding and procurement of schools and colleges and was Technical Advisor to Stockton-on-Tees BSF bid.
As a member of the Sport England Lottery Monitoring team, she developed an extensive knowledge of sports design and construction, one of many fields of interest, which has overlapped into her current project work including The Welsh National Sailing Academy + Events Centre.
Louise is a member of the EWA Marketing and Business Development Group and has assisted in the design and development of our new website.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1996
Qualifications: BA(Hons) DipArch ARB RIBA
Initially working mainly within the commercial sector where he quickly developed his passion for contemporary modern design with an innovative, proactive approach to problem solving he relishes the challenge that each individual project brings.
Promoted to the position of associate in 2000 and subsequently to a director in 2007, Mark has developed a wide and ranging portfolio of completed projects including cinemas, theatres, sports facilities, retail and residential developments. Over the last 5 years Mark has worked exclusively in the education sector where he has been able to channel his previously acquired skills in commercial projects to great effect due to an increasing emphasis on community provision and the remodelling and reuse of existing facilities to meet current day educational requirements.
Mark enjoys the dialogue with end users and stakeholders and is experienced in integrating their various requirements to produce functional good quality design. He has won RIBA architecture and Civic Trust awards and has led design competition winning teams for the De Montfort University campus centre building and more recently St Helens college town centre redevelopment.
More recently Mark has played an active role as technical and client design advisor for a number of local authorities, assisting their own in house teams to review their educational estate and inform their strategy for change process from inception to completion through the building schools for the future programme.
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.
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