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.
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.
Alan is responsible for ensuring quality, environmental and health and safety standards are met within the practice in line with our integrated management system which complies to BS EN ISO 9001: 14001 and OSHAS 18001 and is annually third party audited.
Joined EWA in:1999
Qualifications: BA(Hons), Barch, Dip Urb Design ARB RIBA
Rob has worked on a number of Traditional, Design + Build and Partnering projects within the Education, Community, Sport and Leisure sectors. He has been responsible for the practice CPD since 2001; a vehicle to explore interests in sustainable design and keeping up to date with technical and legislative developments. Rob recently qualified as a Certified European Passivhaus Consultant and is the company Sustainability Champion.
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.