52-54 St John Street Complete

52-54 St John Street Complete

The extensive refurbishment works at 52-54 St. John Street are complete, providing over 12,000sqft of office and retail space. We have some beautiful shots taken by Hufton and Crow. 

Battersea Chapel

Battersea Chapel

Over the past few years we have been collating a digital archive, and clearing out boxes of original slides and transparencies to make way for our ever growing sample library.

The images below were unearthed last week, and record the construction of Battersea Chapel - a modernist church built by Michael Manser Associates’ in the 1970s.

The Manser Practice & Merlin Entertainment Plc

The Manser Practice & Merlin Entertainment Plc

The Manser Practice were approached by Merlin Entertainments Plc to act as Lead Designer on the proposals for a new 61 bedroom premium themed hotel and extension works to the park’s existing hotel facilities 2014. 

Progress at Macmillian Cancer Centre, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Progress at Macmillian Cancer Centre, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Great progress has been made on site at our Macmillan Cancer centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.  The glazing looks fantastic, and will offer patients fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.

We are excited for the rest of the Corian cladding and feature fins to be added to the façade – watch this space!

The Manser Practice wins planning in Gibraltar

The Manser Practice wins planning in Gibraltar

Eurocity, a mixed-use scheme in Gibraltar of three towers containing 364 residential units above a publicly accessible landscaped podium containing retail restaurants and parking has been granted outline planning consent. 

Gibraltar Development & Planning Commission planning policies designated the Europort area for high-rise developments as part of a strategy to preserve, and relieve development pressures, from The Old Town.  The new scheme is designed to create a high density hub in the centre of this area's desginated development zone. 

In Practice – BIM

In Practice – BIM

Following the government’s mandate for BIM level 2 (in effect since 1st April), the practice has been benefiting from the use of BIM on 3 of our healthcare* projects. Using federated models, we have been developing practice standards resulting in improved efficiencies and collaboration with consultants and subcontractors. We have also been building our BIM library of standard building components and working with clients to ensure our COBiE outputs match their asset requirements.

Michael Manser 1929-2016

Michael Manser 1929-2016

The directors and staff, both current and past, at The Manser Practice, pass on their deepest sympathies to the Manser family following the death of our founder and friend Michael Manser.

 

 

Manser Houses

Manser Houses

Pulling together information from the archives of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the RIBA, The Manser Practice, and even a number of clients’ family photo albums; the book contains floor plans, site plans and high resolution photographs that document over fifty years of the practice’s house designs.

The Architect Abroad

The Architect Abroad

The conversation acquires a different tone – not necessarily argumentative  or angry – voices are not raised or fists thumped but something unidentifiable in the otherwise ‘opaque’  foreign language discussion takes on the ‘echo’ of discussions heard on UK sites: “Yes, this or that has caused problems recently, no so and so didn’t perform, but it’s okay – we are definitely still on programme.”

Planning

Planning

One of the services we offer clients is the ability, sometimes, to gain a planning approval, where everyone else has said it is difficult, verging on the impossible. Knowing the size of the mountain we have to climb in these circumstances would enable us and our clients to make more informed decisions about how to set about the process of the ascent.