Chartered Architects

RIBA Chartered architect services Preston

RIBA Chartered Architects Preston

We offer a professional architect service, we can help plan your building or extension design, whether it be Industrial, Commercial or Domestic. We can also offer computer modelling and interior design drawings.

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New Training Building

providing facilities for new Government 14-19 Engineering Curriculum and Apprentices, with Engineering Workshop CAD/CAM Workshop Classrooms Office, Conference, Dining Facilities fully disabled compliant, building uses large south facing glazing to act as solar trombe wall and a mixture of gas radiant and heat pump heating Client R C Diocesan Trustees.

Original Farmhouse reconstruction

Reconstructed late medieval cruck barn, re built as a house, conservatory, games room, swimming pool& garages. Building is stone cobble with a thatched roof, original trusses repaired. Work also required archaeological survey. Location Whitechapel

Hayloft Lancaster

Holiday accommodation, caravan site, boat slipway, works to estuary, forestry works, golf course. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Presentation view shows part of proposals to place Eco pods in estuary as bird hides. Location Lune Estuary Lancaster.

Project Hebdon Bridge.

Conversion of Grade Two Listed Building, formerly weavers cottage to specialist soap manufacturer, cafe, retreat centre & residential flats, split level site with access to rear from high level walkways. Location Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Professional Barn Conversion

Conversion of courtyard of Barns to six houses, residential scheme, stone built with flag roofs, later addition of solar PV, garages pat buried into landscaping. Location Slyne with Hest North of Lancaster.

Model of Midland Hotel Morecambe

Scheme designed to restore building into hotel, Eric Gill statues, shoreline location. Morecambe

Barn Conversion Lancaster

Conversion of courtyard of Barns to 6 houses, residential scheme, stone built with flagged roofs, later solar PV, garages part buried into landscaping. Location Slyne with Hest North of Lancaster

Dental Training Centre

To provide new Government Education 14-19 Curriculum and work based apprentices, photo shows new Dental School which opens up with sliding wall to teaching spaces on right, we have also undertaken a Vehicle Repair Workshop and Engineering School, Numerical Control CNC Milling Workshop and Teaching areas with associated offices. Location Blackburn.

Medieval cruck barn rebuilt

Reconstructed as house with conservatory games room swimming pool & garages. Building is stone cobble built with a thatched roof, original trusses repaired & retained. Design Work also required archaeological survey Location Whitechapel.

Architectural Working Drawings

Interior Design Work undertaken by the Practice, Application for Listed Building, Conservation Area & Heritage Consents, Historic Churches Approval worked on II*, II Conservation Area projects in Kent, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scottish Borders, Westminster, Enfield, Gloucestershire, North Wales.

Grade 11 listed building reservation.

Following an arson attack on a Church a range of old storage rooms & offices rebuilt with disabled toilets & kitchens. Repair of artifacts, statue repaired, recarved by sculptor brought specially from Russia. New Door openings are stone practice pieces carved for A W Pugin. Location PRESTON.

Farmhouse Reconstruction

Original Farmhouse Reconstruction, due to structural failure; designed for extension using reclaimed cobble stone and hand made brick from Furness Brick. Adjacent small barn converted into garages and workshops with solar PV and solar conservatory ( trombe wall). Location Woodplumpton.

Wigan Queen St, Conversions.

Conversation of original Protector Safety Building into industrial units, scheme involved removing the north light roof and cast iron structure and replacing with new portal frame, restriction of working next to West Coast Main Line, retaining the external walls, water tower, this being a listed building. Won Wigan Civic Trust Award,; tenants included Offshore Oil and Gas Valve Manufacturer, Workwear manufacture, Motor repair workshops, Alphabet Zoo Children's Centre, Furniture Manufacture. Location Wigan.

Designs for new shops & offices

Construction of new shops & offices retaining part of existing façade, Conservation Area, shops include Cafes, Greek Restaurant, Betting Shops including obtaining Betting Licenses, Call Centre for on line gambling, Training Facilities. New Access to Wigan Bus Station The scheme also required an archaeological survey as early medieval artifacts were found in the footings the site is near a possible Roman site.

Working Drawings for church

Interior Design Work undertaken by the Architectural Practise, Application for Listed Building, Conservation Area and Heritage Consents, Historic Churches Approval. We have worked on Grade two and conservation projects in Kent, Leicestershire, Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scottish Borders, Westminster.,Enfield, Gloucestershire, North Wales.

Plans drawn for outdoor pursuits centre

Location plan snows site of former Winmarleigh Hall college of agriculture, converted into outdoor pursuits centre, bedroom and staff accommodation for 400 residents; canoeing, caving, zip wire, climbing, quad biking and archery facilities; new computer training centre sewage works commercial kitchen and dining room, new bar, and forestry enhanced plating of 100,00 trees and diverting of footpaths. Location North Lancashire.

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Royal Insititure of Chartered Architects

Simon Gillespie Associates. Chartered Architectural Practice
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About Us

Description of the Practice:

The practice is managed by Simon Gillespie, a graduate of the Liverpool University School of Architecture and with experience of multi-disciplinary and management contracting experience with:

  • Building Design Partnership,
  • Simon TR International PLC and
  • John Mowlem PLC

Before establishing his own practice.

Looking to the Future:

In a recent management healthcheck of the practice the practice was described as:

" thriving, well motivated and ambitious to succeed with a good workload based on repeat commissions. The practice makes extensive use of computer technology for all its design and management tasks and is seeking marketing advice to extend its quality and range of work-load".

As  RIBA architects we have been involved in many building projects.

We have areas of expertise developing and producing drawing, planning applications and assisting our client in complying with current building and planning regulations, including a variety of architecural projects, some of which are listed below.

Residential Vernacular Stone Built ~ House Extensions ~ Thatched Roofs. Trombe Wall. Solar & Thermal. Student Accommodation. Nursing Homes. Garden Rooms. Conservatories. Chemical Laboratories. Science Food Technology Laboratories. Listed Buildings. Baptismal Font. Church Re-Ordering. Thermo graphic Analysis. Farm Buildings. Industrial Buildings. Water Towers. Garages. Workshops. Showrooms. Bodywork and Paint Spray facilities. Sports Centre.s Technogym Equipment. Catering Kitchens. AutoCAD Design. Eric Gill Interiors. Late Medieval Buildings. Theatre Design. Model Making. Flower Shops. Betting Shops. Cafes. Restaurants.  Pipeline Valves. Plastic Dyestuff. Oil Storage terminals. Energy Analysis and Modelling. Probation Accommodation. Training Schools. Dining Hals.l Cardiac Care Facilities. Outdoor Pursuits Centres. Zip Wires Assault Courses. Canoeing Centre. Caving Centre. Bars. Pubs. Clubs. Nightclubs. Swimming Pools Clothing Factory Aztec Natwest Commercial Kitchens Army Training Nursery Schools Primary Schools Secondary Schools. Hospitals. Chapels. Dentists Surgery. Nuclear Engineering Centre. Fire Protection Design and Modelling. Fire Risk Assessments. Laser Surveying. Legal Disputes. Boundary Disputes. Malory and Hometel Building. Defect Disputes. Contract Disputes. Children's Homes. Respite Accommodation. Quad Bike Centre. Tree Surveys. Forestry Design Drainage. Surveys. Design Access Statements. Planning Advice. Call Centres.  Pottery Manufacture.


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