Ellis Williams Architects

Mid Cheshire College - Winsford Campus

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. 

 

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Louise Sheridan

AssociateLouise Sheridan

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.

 

 

 

 

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Louise Sheridan's selected projects

Darlington College

The brief called for an architectural solution to redefine the perception of the college's identity by providing a new signature campus to

Ellesmere Port Sports Leisure Village

Ellesmere Port Sports Leisure Village is the prestigious leading regeneration project for Cheshire West and Chester Council within the Ellesmere Port area.

Liverpool College

Liverpool College was founded in 1840 and is the founding HMRC School.

Lymm Water Tower

Lymm Water Tower is the award winning renovation of a once derelict Grade II listed water tower into a luxurious contemporary family home.

Northwich Memorial Court

Northwich Memorial Court is a £15m new Lifestyle Centre for Northwich.

Q3 Academy

Q3 Academy is a new secondary school for 1000 students and 250 sixth formers occupying a challenging sloping site alongside the M6 motorwa

The Portiuncula, St Clare's Convent

Set amidst a westerly view of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District, the Portiuncula was commissioned by the Franciscan Minores

Walkergate, Durham

The Walkergate mixed use commercial site lies immediately adjacent to the historic centre of Durham.

Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre

Nestled between the dunes and marina of Pwllheli cutting a striking new form, the design for the new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre is a very different concept in community sport

Mark Evans

DirectorMark Evans

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. 

 

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Mark Evans's selected projects

Birchwood Community High School

EllisWilliams were commissioned by Birchwood Community High School to design and deliver two new build projec

De La Salle Academy

The brief was to transform a tired 1950’s school building into a modern academy for 750 pupils and give it a smart and professional image which reflected the aspirations of both staff and students.

De Montfort University

EllisWilliams have been commissioned by De Montfort University to design and deliver a number of flagship projects for their city campus

Lymm Water Tower

Lymm Water Tower is the award winning renovation of a once derelict Grade II listed water tower into a luxurious contemporary family home.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College

The new vocational campus for Newcastle-under-Lyme College includes separate construction and engineering centre and sports fa

Northwich Memorial Court

Northwich Memorial Court is a £15m new Lifestyle Centre for Northwich.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School for Girls

Notting Hill & Ealing High School is a complex new build and remodelling project within a live school environment.

St Helens College

 

The brief was to redevelop, extend and remodel the 17,500sqm town centre campus over 2 phases at a cost of £41m.

The Sutton Academy

The Sutton Academy is a new project to remodel and extend the existing secondary school (11-18 age group) which serves the community in the south central area of St Helens.

Walkergate, Durham

The Walkergate mixed use commercial site lies immediately adjacent to the historic centre of Durham.

Simon Ford

Director and IMS ManagerSimon Ford

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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Simon Ford's selected projects

Darlington College

The brief called for an architectural solution to redefine the perception of the college's identity by providing a new signature campus to

Student Residences, Stoke-on-Trent

Feasibility study, masterplan and development framework for the part redevelopment of the Cauldon Park campus to provide up to

The Fuse

The FUSE is a multi-purpose centre designed with the help of and for the young people of Trafford.

The Learning Exchange, Liverpool Community College

Positioned in Liverpool’s Georgian Conservation Area, at the heart of the college's citywide campus,

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Simon Ford, Architect, arb no. 061863B
Lester Korzilius, Architect, arb no. 062296F
Ian Nahapiet, Architect, arb no. 044381F
Dominic Williams, Architect, arb no. 059489J

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All directors are registered with the Architects Registration
Board of UK (arb) and charted architects (RIBA)

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Ellis Williams Architects Limited
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Registered under the Companies Act 1985 as
Ellis Williams Architects Limited; Company No. 3818904 in the Registrar of Companies
for England and Wales.
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