Residential – Eleska House, Manchester Conversion of an existing, listed warehouse in Manchester City Centre into 5 apartments for short-term rent, a bar at ground floor and offices in the basement.
Residential – Highgrove We were commissioned by EPA Developments in March 2001 to carry out the conversion and extension of Highgrove House into twelve luxury apartments for sale. The house is a beautiful grade two listed building set amongst acres of rolling fields in the Cheshire countryside a few miles from Alderley Edge. It was built in 1904 as a convalescent home designed by the notable Manchester architect Thomas Worthington.
Commercial – Conavon Conversion and addition of a ten-storey glass extension to the rear of a Grade II listed office building. We were commissioned in June 2003 to extend an existing Grade II listed warehouse on Blackfriars Street in Salford, adjacent to the River Irwell and within sight of Deansgate. The existing building is a multi-tenanted office over four storeys and a basement with a yard and car park to the rear. It is surrounded by a large residential development known as the Edge, and located in the Flat Iron conservation area and Chapel Street regeneration area.
Commercial – 12 Tib Lane Reconstruction and refurbishment of a dilapidated Grade II listed office building. The Grade II listed bulding’s previous owner had carried out significant internal demolitions to the walls and floors which had left the structure in a critically unstable condition. To further complicate matters, all previous works had been carried out without Listed Building Consent. We liaised with the conservation officer and the stuctural engineer to develop a proposal that would provide six floors of new open plan office space incorporating a new steel and timber structure that would effectively ‘tie’ the existing building back together. A continuous void runs the full height of the building accommdating a new steel and timber stair.
Leisure – Victoria Warehouse Refurbishment and refitting of existing warehouses to accommodate a 775 bed hotel and an events arena with a capacity of 3,000.
Established in 1998, Richard Drinkwater Architects have rapidly gained a reputation for quality architectural work. We apply our enthusiasm for great design to all projects, ensuring a good result even when working to very tight budgets – something we have substantial experience of. We are proud of our broad portfolio of project types, ranging from private houses to office towers and small conversions to large new build projects. We pride ourselves on taking the client’s aspirations and the potential of the site to produce something unique. We have particular experience of working with existing, especially historic, buildings. We provide full architectural services, personally advising and supporting clients at all stages of the building process.