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.
A new £20m national indoor BMX centre which includes a 2,000-seat capacity, clear span BMX arena and offices for the headquarters of British cycling.
The building is the second largest purpose-built BMX stadium in the world and only permanent indoor track in the UK.
Physically linked to the Manchester Velodrome, it provides common access and shared facilities for both buildings. These facilities include an administration area, restaurant and retail outlets at ground floor and British cycling offices at first floor.
Externally, the new public realm with multi-use plaza space allows for various outdoor events within the wider regeneration area. Consideration has been given to accessing car parks and public transport links as well as bridging the adjacent canal to the local retail and residential areas.
Joined EllisWilliams: 1975
Qualifications: BArch RIBA ARB
After graduating at Liverpool University School of Architecture, Alan joined EllisWilliams Architects as a project architect working on education, community housing and commercial projects. Promoted to associate in 1980, he became a partner in 1992 and then a director when the practice incorporated in 1999.
He has particular expertise in large complex phased redevelopment projects involving multiple stakeholders, the success of which depends on consultation and constructive collaboration with all parties and effective management of the briefing stage, the design process and information production.
Joined EWA in: 2001
Qualifications: BA(Hons) BArch ARB
Neil qualified as an architect in October 1996, joining Ellis Williams Architects in 2001 after 5 years of design and project running experience mainly in the commercial sector. He joined the practice to gain more experience in the education sector and has acted as project architect on a number of new build and refurbishment projects of various sizes including Liverpool Community College, West Cheshire and Stroud Colleges.
The experience gained as a project architect interfacing with clients, consultants and contractors has provided the essential understanding required to ensure results at all levels within the design and construction process.
Neil was promoted to associate in 2005 which coincided with the practice involvement in the Lancashire BSF programme and he was immediately responsible for leading separate teams and managing design on all 3 phases.
The Lancashire BSF programme provided a valuable understanding of the often complex and involved PFI procurement routes through which clients and architects must navigate to realise exemplar buildings.
More recently Neil lead the EWA team on the highly prestigious National Cycling Centre project in Manchester. The addition of a new indoor BMX track to the existing Velodrome was intended to provide not only a training facility for British Cycling’s elite riders ahead of the forthcoming Olympics but also to serve the wider community for years to come.
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