White Cross entrance We were established in Lancaster to work with the then Lancashire Enterprises to redevelop the White Cross estate, a largely derelict 6.5 hectare Victorian mill complex.

Under our guidance the site was refurbished to provide commercial and industrial facilities for businesses and new accommodation for Social Services. One of the most prominent stone mills was converted into the White Cross Education Centre, housing the Adult College, Art College and District Education Office, and for which we received a coveted RIBA Regional Award.

Since completing White Cross the Practice, under the present partnership of Nigel Atkinson and Robert Partington has involved itself in projects throughout the North West region.

RNLI Lifeboat Station in Morecambe Local projects include the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Morecambe. Located in a prominent position, the Boathouse compliments the regeneration works on Morecambe Promenade and provides spectacular panoramic views of the bay from the operations control desk in the upper bay window. The two storey building accommodates the D-Class boat and all vital rescue equipment, changing facilities and showers for the Crew, and a retail souvenir outlet. We are presently working on a new building to house the RNLI Hovercraft near the stone jetty in Morecambe.

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School We have also completed a series of projects for Lancaster Girls' Grammar School. The new Technology Building which provided much needed facilities for teaching design and technology in a bright modern building was followed by a new entrance building incorporating a welcoming reception area, senior staff offices and classrooms. Later we helped to add a drama studio, sixth form common room, music practice rooms, even more classrooms and most recently the Centenary Hall. All have been carefully planned to enhance the quality of the School's facilities whilst harmonising with existing listed buildings within the City's Conservation Area.

Other projects well worth a look are - extensions to West End Primary School, Morecambe and both the Dalton Square & Queen Square Medical Practices in Lancaster. These demonstrate the care with which the Practice compliments the old with the new in order to provide modern facilities.

We also work with Housing Associations in various locations throughout Lancaster and Cumbria and also pride ourselves on developing smaller projects with private individuals to design new houses, extensions and generally to help clients make the best use of their homes.

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