Ellis Williams Architects

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre

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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.

 

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle CentreWythenshawe, Manchester

Woodhouse Park is an area of suburban housing within the Wythenshawe overspill estate.  Having completed an earlier large extension and refurbishment project at Wythenshawe forum in the district centre to convert a 1970’s leisure centre to form a “one stop shop” of community services, EllisWilliams were appointed to design the Woodhouse Park Community Active Lifestyle Centre project.

This project involved the design and construction of a new community sport and leisure centre to replace two previous pre-fabricated buildings including a new car park, a new floodlit synthetic surface multi use games area, two grass pitches and fitness trail linked to sports pitches on the adjacent public park.

It was a condition of the brief and funding that the sport and changing elements of the project should be to Sport England standards and the community and activity areas should be flexibly designed to allow alternative uses at completion and in the future. The project was selected by Sport England as an active England exemplar case study.

 

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Alan Cain

DirectorAlan Cain

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.

 

 

 

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Rob Plant

AssociateRob Plant

Joined EWA in:1999

Qualifications: BA(Hons), Barch, Dip Urb Design ARB RIBA

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Since being promoted to associate in 2005, Rob has been leading teams working on new Manchester Schools, both PFI procurement and under a framework BSF programme.

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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

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All directors are registered with the Architects Registration
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Ellis Williams Architects Limited; Company No. 3818904 in the Registrar of Companies
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