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New works at Newark Works

FMA are starting work on Newark Works, part of the regeneration of Bath Quays with TCN UK, Buro Happold and Bath Council. The Grade II Listed Newark Works were part of the historic works of Stothert & Pitt Ltd, ‘cranemakers to the world’, an internationally renowned firm which was founded in Bath. The buildings have an important legacy as part of the industrial development of the River Avon. The new design will pay homage to the buildings’ industrial past by retaining industrial and historic features whilst their upgrade into a new workspace will see the buildings adapted so that they can house modern working activities. Click here to read more.

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Castle House shortlisted for RICS Awards 2019

Castle House has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards!


The project, which has been entered into the ‘Conservation’ category has been a ten-year long endeavour, finally rescued from dereliction in 2018.


Congratulations to Director Chris Balme and the team.


Happy New Year from Ferguson Mann!

We enter the new year with lots of exciting milestones on the horizon and can report great progress on projects large and small. Work on the Copper Building at Lakeshore continues on site, with scaffolding due to come down shortly. When completed in the middle of 2019, the Copper Building will add 136 apartments to the Lakeshore community. Millbay Quadrant Wharf, Plymouth is progressing speedily towards its completion date at the end of 2019. Other projects due for completion include Barnstaple Museum in North Devon, 150 Friar Street in Reading and Overton House in Cheltenham. Full steam ahead and welcome 2019!

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New Director Appointments

We are delighted to announce that Ferguson Mann Architects’ two Associate Directors, Alastair Carswell and Corinne Fitzpatrick, will both be joining the team of Directors at the practice. In his thirteen years with the practice, Alastair has been a champion of the practice’s residential and has led some of the practice’s most significant housing projects to date. Corinne, who joined Ferguson Mann in 2003, has been a key member of the heritage team, responsible for creating sustainable futures for numerous historic sites and buildings.

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Castle House scaffolding is down!

After almost a decade of work by Ferguson Mann Architects, the final stage of structural repairs and restoration of the façade of Castle House in Bridgwater, Somerset, has now completed. The building was built as a family home and ‘show house’ by Victorian entrepreneur John Board and the building exhibits some of the earliest known methods of reinforced concrete construction.  For the first time after many years, the elaborate concrete ornaments of this unique grade II* listed building are visible again. Huge congratulations to FMA Director, Chris Balme who led the project, the SAVE Trust, and to all else involved.


Long Bridge Wing at Barnstaple Museum starts to take shape

Significant progress has been made on site at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, where Ferguson Mann Architects have designed a new extension entitled the Long Bridge Wing. Construction work broke ground in July 2018 and the arrival of the structural steel work last week has been the source of much excitement, with the form of the galleries already beginning to take shape.

The Long Bridge Wing will be a two-story brick extension inspired by the aesthetic of the original 19th century Grade II listed museum to which it adjoins.


Julian Trust Night Shelter opens for use after upgrade works

After an intense 10 week contract FMA and the Trustees of the Julian Night Shelter were thrilled to see the night shelter re-open last week, following the completion of the Trust’s Night Shelter refurbishment project.  A great achievement in such a short period and huge effort from 21st Century Building Services who delivered the scheme.

The project brings a new catering kitchen capable of serving up to 100 meals a night to Bristol’s homeless, a redecorated dorm for 24 people along with new washroom, refuse, cycle storage and parking facilities.



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Acanthus Directors meet-up Autumn 2018

Director Roger Goodliff met with other Acanthus directors in Frankfurt during early October.  With Brexit never far from our minds in this European financial centre, the focus was more on sharing our combined knowledge on issues such as BIM, GDPR, and sustainability, along with preparing for the 2019 annual Acanthus Conference next year being held in Belfast.


Filton Airfield continues its upward flight

Ferguson Mann Architects, with our client YTL Developments, are pleased to announce the successful receipt of full planning and listed building approval for the transformation of the 1917 interwar Grade II Listed Hangar 16U at Filton Airfield.

The 19,000ft2 development delivers offices, a sales centre, along with cafe and some community uses as part of the wider masterplan.