Fast growing architects on the move across city

Seven Architecture Manchester Team

An architecture firm is on the move across Manchester after outgrowing its current offices.

Seven Architecture is moving from Oxford Street to Ancoats.

After 10 years on Oxford Street Seven Architecture’s Manchester team, led by co-directors Ian Chapman and Lisa Mcfarlane, has moved to larger offices at Urban Splash’s Waulk Mill.

The company has grown to a team of 30 with nine new recruits in the last six months.

Two new studio leaders in the Manchester office have also been announced.

Associates Zoe Hobson and Stephen Last, who have been with the business eight years
between them’ will be leading their respective teams in the living and education sectors.

Heritage and conservation lead Lisa Mcfarlane said: “With Waulk Mill being one of the first historic mills in the area to be redeveloped by Urban Splash, and subsequently winning a RIBA Award back in 2003, we definitely feel at home already.

“The interior design and fit-out was carried out by ourselves and we were mindful of creating a quality and inviting environment for our team to work within which values the principles of health and wellbeing.”

The Manchester team is currently working with long-standing client Langtree at the Sci-Tech Daresbury scheme, retirement living accommodation across the northern region through the McCarthy & Stone framework and on the second youth zone, HideOut, for OnSide in East Manchester.

Ian Chapman said: “The Business has taken a step-change over the last year and our sustained growth has allowed us to expand into this new Manchester office as we had, quite literally, grown out of our previous space.

“With a continued focus on our vision of ‘Improving Lives, Inspiring Learning and Enriching Heritage’ we have confidence that our new office, and projects being carried out, represent this.”

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