Ellis Williams Architects

Walkergate, Durham

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

Its challenging topography is bounded to the south by the A690 roadway at its juncture with the river Wear, by Freeman’s place to the west and by the  Gala theatre and Millennium Square to the east.

The EllisWilliams' masterplan provides a physical framework to integrate the area into the life and fabric of the city as a whole as well as attracting fresh investment to it. The landscape structure and high quality public realm is suited to existing heritage of the city centre and to the needs of modern development, which facilitates and improves wheelchair and general public access.

Careful consideration was given to the visual impact of the development which was broken down into a series individual elements comprising of eight A3 restaurant, bar, cafe units, a 106no. bed Premier Inn hotel, 35no. private residential apartments and a 500 place multi storey car park concealed beneath the development.

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Chris Martin

AssociateChris Martin

Joined EWA in: 1982

Qualifications: DipArch ARB 

Chris has been a qualified architect since 1978 and joined the practice in 1982.  His initial career concentrated on commercial clients and educational projects in both the primary and secondary sectors.  He was promoted to associate in 1989 and has worked in all parts of the country and also on projects in Germany via our Berlin office.   

Experience on a variety of large and small complex projects for public and private clients and in both the commercial and non-commercial sectors has proved to be invaluable particularly on mixed use schemes such as Walkergate Durham. Recent projects include Liverpool Community Learner Centre and Barrow Hall Sixth Form College. 

 

 

 

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Chris Martin's selected projects

Barrow Hall Sixth Form College

The new £4.8m Barrow Hall College Sixth Form Centre is located at Great Sankey High School, Warrington.

Henry Cavendish Streatham Primary School

The project is a 2 form entry primary school that was created from a former special needs school on a very constrained site.

The Learning Exchange, Liverpool Community College

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

Julian Baker

Managing DirectorJulian Baker

As Managing Director, Julian is responsible for setting and implementing the Practice’s strategy and vision.

Working across all 4 of EWA’s offices, Julian is responsible for the performance and management of the Practice.

He is passionate about teamwork whilst recognising and promoting the importance of the individual in contributing to the design process.  The Practice ethos is founded on this principle which seeks to engage, explore and enthuse all involved in the art of creating stunning buildings.

Julian has extensive experience in commercial, leisure and education sectors and has been responsible for numerous award-winning projects in recent years.  These include the Tower House at Lymm and the new campus for Newcastle under Lyme College. 

Julian has a particular interest in cinema design having worked in this specialist sector for over 20 years and for most of the main cinema operators during this period. This includes work for Odeon where he is currently employed as one of their key designers and for whom he has recently completed their flagship scheme in Milton Keynes.

Julian sits on a number of design Panels and has been a member of the RIBA Awards Jury in recent years.

 

 

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Julian Baker's selected projects

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

Odeon Cinema, Milton Keynes

EWA carried out a full fit-out of the state of the art cinema for ODEON at Milton Keynes Stadium.

The Farnley Academy

The project includes both remodelling and new build elements for the integrated Secondary and SEN School as part of the Leeds BSF Project.

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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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.

Mid Cheshire College - Winsford Campus

Winsford Learning Zone is a new three storey 3400sq.m building replacing the previous outgrown premises.

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.

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Legal occupational titles, granted in UK: Architect. All directors are registered with the Architects Registration Board of UK (arb) and charted architects (RIBA). For applicable professional rules contact www.arb.org.uk

Ellis Williams Architects Limited VAT No: 151 7850 63

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

Directors, authorised to represent EllisWilliams Architects:
Julian Baker: Architect, arb no. 055663G
Alan Cain: Architect, arb no. 044489H
Mark Evans: Architect, arb no. 060846G
Brian Fairbrother: Architect, arb no. 043700J
Simon Ford: Architect, arb no. 061863B
Lester Korzilius: Architect, arb no. 062296F
Ian Nahapiet: Architect, arb no. 044381F
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Directors, authorised to represent EllisWilliams Architects:
Julian Baker, Architect, arb no. 055663G
Alan Cain, Architect, arb no. 044489H
Paul Duenas, Architect, arb no. 048653A
Mark Evans, Architect, arb no. 060846G
Brian Fairbrother, Architect, arb no. 043700J
Simon Ford, Architect, arb no. 061863B
Lester Korzilius, Architect, arb no. 062296F
Ian Nahapiet, Architect, arb no. 044381F
Dominic Williams, Architect, arb no. 059489J

Legal occupational titles, granted in UK: Architect.
All directors are registered with the Architects Registration
Board of UK (arb) and charted architects (RIBA)

for applicable professional rules contact www.arb.org.uk

Ellis Williams Architects Limited
VAT No: 151 7850 63

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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