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The Ratcliff Partnership Brochure

  1. 1. Designed and produced by Huet and company Advertising A> 24 Kennedy Street Manchester M2 4BY T> 0161 236 8080 F> 0161 228 3599 E> W>
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION E. Arndale Foodcourt Manchester £5M. C. H.M.S. Eaglet Liverpool £5M. A. Marks & Spencer Bangor £2M. D D. Triangle Shopping Centre Manchester £30M. B. BMW Showroom Bolton £1M. Architects and Interior Designers since A 1978, The Ratcliff Partnership Limited is a medium sized practice of architects and interior designers. We combine a passion for good architecture and a thorough understanding of our clients’ requirements with commitment to buildability and cost efficiency. Although based in the centre of Manchester we offer our services throughout the UK and beyond, with projects undertaken B from Gibraltar to Tyneside as well as Ireland. E We are fully experienced in all aspects of the design and construction of buildings, from initial feasibility studies through to the final handover of the project, and have a good among the commercial projects we have completed, along with reputation within the commercial and schools, sports buildings, MOD and government projects, residential institutional sectors. developments, buildings catering for special needs and private Our core discipline is that of project commissions. architect, i.e. lead designer, design team A director is involved in every scheme whatever its size, as a matter co-ordinator and contract administrator. of company policy – ensuring that attention We can offer a full or partial service, as set to detail, design, quality, cost and C out in the RIBA Architects Appointment programming are controlled at all times. documentation. Beyond the traditional role The use of industry standard compatible of the architect we offer a number of software throughout the office ensures additional services, including interior design, simple and efficient co-ordination with other project management, master planning, space design team members. planning, planning consultancy services, The combination of design ability, service, conservation expertise, design and build, professionalism, realistic attitudes and planning supervision, graphic design, expert efficient management is demonstrated in a witness and theming design. wide range of successful commissions for Major office buildings, shopping centres, clients who consistently reappoint The hotels, retail parks and industrial buildings are Ratcliff Partnership as their architects.
  3. 3. E RET E. Arndale Shopping Centre Manchester £30M. C. Retail Showroom Manchester £1M. A. Marks & Spencer Bangor £2M. D. Triangle Shopping Centre Manchester £30M. B. Town Centre Development Huyton £6M. AIL A B C Our experience within the retail sector is very extensive, ranging from small individual store layouts to the design of complete shopping centres. We have been heavily Also recently completed is the Royal involved with the rebuilding of Manchester Exchange Shopping Centre, Manchester D City Centre since the mid 1990s and our for Quintain. projects include the refurbishment of the On-going projects include Huyton Arndale Centre for both P&O and the town centre and a new supermarket in Prudential following extensive bomb damage. Birkenhead, together with shopping centre Along with each of the units and public malls refurbishments and extensions in Dartford, this included new elevations and an extension Swinton, Crewe and Bolton for clients such as running the length of the centre. Warner Estates, Freshwater Group, Scudder Other projects include the Triangle Threadneedle and Liberty Properties. Shopping Centre for Frogmore, which is situated in the former Corn Exchange. Again, as a result of bomb damage and years of under-investment, this Grade 2 listed building required total transformation.
  4. 4. D HOTELS C. Garden Court Warrington £3M. A. Crowne Plaza Manchester £17M. E D & E . Midland Hotel Manchester £15M. B. Wateredge Hotel Windermere £500K. C The refurbishment of The Midland Hotel, fixtures, fittings and equipment plus Manchester for QHotels has been a very fabric specification. challenging project, and the resulting Operators for which the practice has been refurbishment has been applauded involved include BAA, Best Western, throughout the industry. The works were Copthorne, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, undertaken in a live hotel and included all Scottish & Highland, Six Continents, QHotels bedrooms and public areas. The building is as well as private operators. a Grade 2* Listed Building and so detailed liaison with English Heritage and the Local A B Authority were critical. As well as the design of new hotels and refurbishment projects we are also responsible for the prototype design of the Holiday Inn Garden Court brand, the forerunner of many of today’s city and suburban operations As part of our service we are able to offer a complete design service including all
  5. 5. SPORT AND LEISURE E. New Cricket Club Facilities Unsworth £750K. C. Midland Hotel Manchester £15M. A. Wateredge Hotel Windermere £500K. D. Royal Exchange Manchester £4M. B. Rothwells Bar Wolverhampton £750K. D A B Working closely with other professionals Skelmersdale together with football training C representing major sports such as cricket, facilities in Salford and Rochdale. rugby, football and tennis we are able to Hand in hand with the sports facilities undertake a wide variety of small to medium above and retail or hotel schemes are sized sports related projects, from lottery leisure facilities including bars, restaurants funded initiatives to relocation projects. and cafés. We have a wealth of These schemes often involve the provision of experience in the design of new leisure a complete new facility including pitches, facilities, including bar design, nightclub courts etc as well as the building work. refurbishments and restaurant fit-outs. Projects undertaken include new rugby club facilities in Tyneside and Tyldesley, cricket projects in Sandbach, Unsworth and E
  6. 6. D OFFICE AND INSTITUTIONAL E. Peel Park Blackpool £2M. C. H.M.S. Eaglet Liverpool £5M. A. Office Fit-out Chalfont £750K. D. Castle Buildings Bury £3M. B. Job Centre Plus Wallasey £500K. E C New office buildings, office fit-outs, for the Department of Work and Pensions space planning and refurbishments for a wide throughout the country including Peel Park variety of developers, funds or owner in Blackpool. occupiers are all within the scope of our We are members of Constructionline and office portfolio. have Framework Agreements with a number These projects include, major office of Local Authorities. Other institutional developments ranging from 10,000 ft2 to projects include school refurbishments and 100,000 ft2 in locations throughout the extensions, public buildings and special North West, Midlands and Home Counties for needs facilities. clients such as Reebok International, Manchester Ship Canal Company, Frogmore A B and the HealthSure Group. Allied to this is the institutional work we undertake for the Government, including a new land-based training ship H.M.S. Eaglet for the Royal Navy in Liverpool, and extensive refurbishment of a portfolio of properties
  7. 7. E RESIDENTIAL E. Bellway Apartments Gateacre £2M. C. House Refurbishment North West £100K. A. Apartment/Mixed Use Scheme Leicester £6M. D. House Refurbishment North West £250K. B. Special Needs House East Coast £1M. C D A B The variety of residential projects we have undertaken ranges from private clients’ house extensions to the largest new build retirement village in the UK, with project values ranging from £50,000 to £50m. Notable among recently completed schemes are Bellway Homes’ new of special needs housing, whether resulting development in the village of Gateacre, from personal injury or medical negligence where 40 apartments have been created awards. We have recently completed a new within the Conservation Area. house based on a lifetime needs assessment As well as bespoke dwellings for individual for a severely disabled client and her family clients we are also specialists within the field and carers.
  8. 8. C E CONSERVATION E. Royal Exchange Manchester £4M. C. Midland Hotel Manchester £15M. A. Jigsaw Unit Manchester £500K. D D. Corn Exchange Manchester £10M. B. Castle Buildings Bury £3M. A B We have been appointed as architects was almost completely rebuilt and we and project managers on some of the most undertook extensive restoration work to many prestigious Listed Buildings in Manchester, of the building’s architectural features. these include the Grade 2* Midland Hotel, the Historical research was key to some of these Grade 2 Corn Exchange and the Grade 2 works. The result is a state of the art modern Royal Exchange. centre with destination shops. Above the The refurbishment of the Midland Hotel shopping facilities the building houses some for QHotels has been undertaken whilst the fine offices. hotel has still been operating and includes Recently completed also is the all bedrooms and the public areas. These refurbishment of the Royal Exchange works have returned the hotel to its former Shopping Centre, filled with boutique grandeur, and to its position as the City's style units and a grand central atrium greatest hotel and conference location. space café bar. We were also architects and interior Other projects include façade retention designers for the conversion of the former schemes, change of use and conversions, Corn Exchange into The Triangle Shopping together with extension and new build Centre for Frogmore Investments Ltd. within the curtilage of a Listed Building in After extensive bomb damage the building a National Park.