Projects for the Manchester studio of John McAslan included the Lancaster University Engineering Building
Projects for the Manchester studio of John McAslan included the Lancaster University Engineering Building

John McAslan closes regional office

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Architect John McAslan + Partners has closed its Manchester office after 15 years, consolidating its presence to London and Edinburgh.

The John McAslan Manchester office was established by managing director Tony Skipper, who was hired from Ellis Williams Architects in 2000. Skipper returned to EWA as director earlier this month and is tasked with launching a new Manchester studio for the practice.

At John McAslan, Skipper led a team of 10 staff who specialised in education and higher education projects.

The decision to close the Manchester office was made due to a loss of work nationally and internationally for the practice.

It is understood that all of the architects formerly employed at John McAslan in Manchester left for other practices at the time of the closure.

John McAslan was based in St John’s House in Queen Street.

Recent projects included designing the 50,700 sq ft engineering building for Lancaster University within the Lancaster University campus masterplan.

John McAslan + Partners was unavailable to comment at the time of publication.

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