Ellis Williams Architects has opened a Manchester office, headed by director Neil Adshead and staffed by six people initially, to support and build its order book in the city.
The office opened at the end of May in 16-18 King Street. Ellis Williams already works with Manchester City Council and Laing O’Rourke on projects within the Education Basic Needs High School Programme to meet increasing pupil demand and projections. The programme includes delivery of Lytham Road and Matthews Lane Secondary School.
Ellis Williams employs more than 40 people in its Warrington head office. There is also a Liverpool office, with six staff. Outside the region, there are offices in London and Berlin.
Neil Adshead, who worked on the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, said the office provides “further capacity to build on our networks.” He added: “Manchester leads the way as construction activity continues to grow in the region. The launch of the new office ensures that we continue to offer the highest levels of service delivery to our existing clients and maximise client value by delivering the greatest economic benefits back into Greater Manchester.”