Oriel Chambers

Architects take space in Liverpool gem

Fledgling architectural practice MgMaStudio has moved into Bruntwood's Grade 1-listed Oriel Chambers on Water Street.

Matthew AshtonThe practice was formed in October 2011 by chartered architects Mathew Giles and Matthew Ashton, who both graduated in Liverpool and worked together at local studio A2 Architects.

Current projects on the pair's books include the refurbishment of a Grade 2-listed townhouse in Liverpool's Georgian quarter and the bespoke fit-out of a duplex apartment in a converted mill in Manchester.

Mathew GilesAshton said: "We are thrilled to establish ourselves in a truly original building, in a creative, resurgent city. MgMaStudio thrives on the bespoke in architecture, and Oriel Chambers is a unique landmark of Liverpool's commercial district."

Oriel Chambers was designed by Liverpool architect Peter Ellis in 1864. Liverpool Architectural Society called it "arguably the finest building in Liverpool and without doubt one of the most influential buildings of its age."

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