Architecture practice opens fifth UK site in Manchester

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Architecture practice Ryder has opened its second North West office in Manchester.

The latest site is the practice’s fifth UK location having also established a base in Liverpool in 2007.

Since then, Ryder has developed strong connections within the local community and the wider region.

The firm has previously worked alongside Manchester City Council to transform the Grade II listed library and designed Tameside One, a mixed-use community space for the Vision Tameside project supported by Tameside Borough Council and Tameside College.

Led by director Sheldon Walsh, Ryder’s Manchester team will take the lead on a variety of regionally based projects across a range of sectors including civic, education, healthcare, infrastructure, leisure, manufacturing, office, residential, retail and science.

Notable work has already begun on four health centres across Oldham, Stockport Emergency Centre and Pathology Centre, and The Factory, a 13,000sqm state of the art exhibition and performance space that will promote the extraordinary vision, diversity, and potential of Manchester’s cultural life.

Ryder’s Manchester office has also welcomed a new cohort of PlanBEE (Built Environment Education) apprentices.

Created by Gateshead College and Ryder, PlanBEE is an award-winning skills initiative that offers career launching opportunities to young people looking to establish a career in the construction sector.

The 12 new apprentices, sponsored by 13 Manchester based partners including Manchester City Council and Manchester Life, will be given the opportunity to experience a variety of disciplines including design, construction, and engineering.

Sheldon Walsh said, “The portfolio of work we have already done in the region has helped us foster strong relationships with our clients and the local community.

“We hope that these relationships will continue to flourish along with the new apprentices eager to begin their careers in the region.”