2018 Architecture Awards

Build 2018 Architecture Awards 48 ormerly Technical Co-Director for an Architectural practice for over 16 years, Lee established LR-Design in 2016. with a wealth of experience culminating from 30-years gained from sectors of commercial, workplace practice, multi-residential, listed buildings and heritage assets. As a registered Chartered Architectural Technologist Practice, the firm’s strengths are to combine technical knowledge and experience through science and technology of Buildings - i.e. “how, and why they are constructed, in a certain way, using certain materials,” - in sync with design experience, to create, functional, aesthetic quality that aspires clients’ expectation. Its approach is simple, the ability to understand implicitly and share in clients’ perception takes inspiration and persistence. Great design never just happens, and the team at LR-Design believe it’s an emotional connection and the right mix of form, function and value that culminate to create “great design.” The team are extremely delighted to receive an accolade of Best Residential Apartment Conversion for its contemporary 19 residential heritage development within a Grade 2 Listed - Clarence Mill. A grid of cast iron columns and limited natural light over a deep an open floor plate, presented fundamental challenges in our approach. Sales exceeded clients’ expectation, and the team owes a great debt of gratitude to the developer for placing faith and trust into LR-Design’s ability to create and deliver a signature development. One of the Practices most recent referrals came with very specific requirements for energy efficient performance and the implementation for long term adaptive mobility and access. The project comprised extensive refurbishment and remodelling of a tiered and out-dated 2-storey detached residence. LR-Design worked closely with the client to develop a clear and concise brief, whilst implementing experience gained for the application of lifetime homes, energy efficiency and methods of construction to create an individual, adaptive, energy efficient, contemporary home. The heritage development at Clarence Mill is one of many commissions for LR-Design, and our services are not merely limited to design. We offer extensive experience in client advice, the use and administration of construction contracts, preparation of elemental costs, whilst compiling and negotiating tenders - that then transpire to stages of valuation during the construction phase. The practice extends its continuity in terms of project management. We offer clients, developers and Contractors advice on implementation of procurement, planning and co-ordination during the execution of the project on site. Fundamentally, trust, communication and commitment are key to LR- Design’s success. The application of these techniques and the firm’s ability to nurture a clear and concise brief results in bespoke architecture. Best Sustainable Architecture Practice - North West England & Best Residential Apartments Conversion Project: Clarence Mill, Cheshire LR-Design is a Manchester based architectural practice which focuses on promoting the sustainable and passive principles of architecture. We profile the firm to find out more and explore how it has come to achieve the incredible success and enviable industry reputation that it enjoys today. F AR180024 Company: LR-Design Contact: Lee Richards – Director Address: Rocherig 72, Simister Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 2RZ, UK Phone: 07798 760925 / 01617720199 Website: www.lr-design.net

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