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.
EllisWilliams were commissioned to carry out a suitability assessment and masterplanning proposal for the existing school. The school was rapidly growing in size to a 10FE, 11-16, + 300 place sixth form. Out of this study came the reorganisation of some existing spaces with the refurbishment and extension works together with the development of sixth form facilities.
The building now provides a new approach to learning for the school's sixth form pupils. Traditional classrooms sit alongside a new learning zone which provides open access to ICT resources, group work and independent study, all supported by teaching and technical staff. Individuals and groups will use the space, both as part of timetabled and extended study. It is configured to provide for a variety of learning needs including whole group teaching, small group study and to enable independent study. The school has relocated specific curriculum areas into the new provision to which younger pupils have access.
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 EWA in: 1983
Qualifications : BA(Hons) BArch ARB RIBA
Michael has designed the FUSE youth centre in Partington, refurbished the Apollo Cinema in Rhyl, and completed numerous education projects including the International Politics Building at Aberystwyth University, Stroud College and Liverpool Community College buildings.
Michael has a particular expertise in the preparation of client briefs, undertaking curriculum analysis for education projects, space planning for education, arts and leisure projects, and the design of cinemas. Outside work commitments, Michael sings with, and is currently President of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, and is beekeeper in chief
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