Reid Architects

 
Address   Fairbairn Buildings
72 Sackville Street
MANCHESTER
M1 3NJ
United Kingdom 
 
   0161 234 0991   
Email   studio@reid-architects.com  
Website   www.reid-architects.com 
Contact   Mr Simon Craig Reid 

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1: Project NameMoat Cottage
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Location: Alderley Edge 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design
 
Description:
The house is built as a replacement dwelling in Green Belt in Alderley, Cheshire. The house seeks to define a modern aesthetic for a traditional cottage form. The project includes an ancillary building containing a swimming pool, gym and photographic studio (built under permitted development rights). The pool is located away from the house to ensure clear views into the garden and the uninterrupted countryside beyond. The arrangement of house and pool create an informal garden enclosure which forms a transitional paved terrace area leading into the less formal landscaping. Extensive glazing at ground floor level allows flexible interaction between house, pool and garden. A more free flowing timber form houses a gym which is clad in timber to link the building into its context. The main focus of the house is its roof. A simple structure of timber and steel allows the roof to float over the forms of the house. The spaces in the house are planned to maximise the view of the garden, with the elevation to public courtyard more solid in its elevation and forms.
 
2: Project NameWillow House
Dates: 2004 - 2006
Location: Alderley Edge 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications
 
Awards:

Wood Awards 2006 shortlist
Macclesfield Borough Design Award winner 2006
Macclesfield Borough Best of 35 Years Design Award winner 2009
Description:
www.reid-architects.com
 
3: Project NameThe Glen
Dates: 2009 - (ongoing)
Location: Bolton 
Gross Area: 100 to 249 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Lighting Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
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4: Project NameNether Alderley
Dates: 2014 - (ongoing)
Location: Nether Alderley 
Gross Area: 1,000 to 1,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
Nether Alderley is a development of three individual contemporary houses of approximately 365 sq. m. each in a woodland setting in the heart of Cheshire’s green belt. The houses replace a former munitions assembly plant and are carefully integrated into the mature woodland that has grown up around the factory building. Each house design provides unique accommodation but with a common contemporary design and material palette that references the local barn structures.
 
5: Project NameHighfield - Prestbury
Dates: 2007 - 2009
Location: Prestbury 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
Key Services:
Architects' Service & Fee Advice,  Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Planning Advice
 
Description:
The house was commissioned by a private developer to design a house of exceptional design quality for contemporary family living. The design uses traditional house form but maintains a contemporary appearance. This is achieved predominantly using materials such as zinc and timber, together with extensive use of glass which breaks down the form of the brick. Internally the spaces fuse together to create inspiring spaces that make full use of light and views at every opportunity. The house includes a pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium.
 
6: Project NameKamiros
Dates: 2008 - (ongoing)
Location: Alderley Edge 
Gross Area: 250 to 499 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
Key Services:
Feasibility Studies,  Full Architectural Service,  Materials Advice,  Planning Advice,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
A single family house located in Alderley with views out to the green belt, Kamiros nestles into the hillside following the road up top the edge. The demolition of the existing house gives the freedom and flexibility to allow the new house to resolve the level changes across the site and become not only a home, but a way through the site. Traditional materials such as brick and timber are used in a mix of traditional and contemporary forms. The plan of the building is arranged as three bays which in turn sets up the rhythm for the roofscape. Large areas of glazing open up to the rear to make the most of the excellent views to the green belt and provide depth to the building - diffusing its impact on the context. The brief required an inversion of the normal house spatial arrangement placing the main living/dining area down at garden level with the formal area at entry level. This arrangement of spaces and the clarity of the formal dining will be an effective contrast to the natural vistas across the green belt. The building uses reclaimed oak timber framing and timber sourced from sustainable sources. It’s the client’s vision that materials for the house be sourced locally, to reduce the environmental impact of the construction process.
 
7: Project NamePark Drive
Dates: 2014 - 2018
Location: Hale 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - One-off Houses
 
Key Services:
Construction Techniques,  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Materials Advice,  Planning Applications
 
Description:
The house is a replacement dwelling on a plot in a low density suburb with mature landscaping. The site is in a Conservation Area. The concept of the building was to create a functional family home with substantial internal space. The property was to use an abundance of natural light and maximise views to the garden. The replacement dwelling is sited in a similar position to the existing house, reducing external hard surfacing where internal floor area is increased in order to minimise loss of green space. The building is comprised of traditional form, with pitched roof layered over ground floor flat roof extensions, which house the garage and living area. Green roofing is proposed on flat elements to improve appearance from upper floors and for environmental reasons. The house expresses a contemporary take on the traditional pitched form; with the simplicity and proportion of the separated elements underlining the quality of the architecture. The excavation of a basement storey gives the house the additional intertnal area required by the client in the brief.
 
8: Project NameSylvan
Dates: 2011 - 2012
Location: Timperley 
Gross Area: Not available 
Sectors:
Houses and Housing - General
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service
 
Awards:
What House Award Winner 2014
Description:
This is a development of high quality family homes. The client's commitment to good design has created a new and positive contribution to the area whilst still complementing the existing residential context. The houses are well proportioned, using a pitched roof with single storey extension to the side which ensures that the design references traditional house forms. In acknowledgment of existing surrounding properties the development uses a limited palette of robust materials of red brick, stone features, zinc cladding and aluminium window framing. Depth is brought to the elevations by the use of deep reveals with the windows being set within the brickwork to enhance the contrast of light and shade.
 
9: Project NameMelia Innside Hotel
Dates: 2012 - 2014
Location: Manchester 
Gross Area: 10,000 to 49,999 sqm 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Pubs and Bars,  Food and Beverage - Restaurants,  Hotels
 
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Key Services:
FFE (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment),  Full Architectural Service,  Interior Design,  Space Planning
 
Description:
Reid designed the first of a new brand of hotel for the British market. Global hotelier Melia was bringing the four star contemporary hotel brand - Innside - to the UK. Reid adapted the boutique brand Melia acquired in Germany to the UK market and integrated it into the Melia stable. The hotel provides 208 guest rooms with 70 cover full service restaurant, spa, gym and 350 conferencing seats. The practice is provided services including interior design, design of bespoke FF+E and cased goods, specification and scheduling all FF+E and operating equipment to give Melia a turnkey hotel.
 
10: Project NameAlchemist Restaurant, Media City
Dates: 2016 - 2017
Location: MediaCity - Salford 
Gross Area: 500 to 999 sqm 
Sectors:
Food and Beverage - Restaurants
 
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Key Services:
Full Architectural Service,  Landscape Design
 
Description:
MediaCityUK commissioned Reid to design an iconic restaurant on the waterfront next to the Lowry, Manchester. The building has floor to ceiling glazing with an external terrace offering fantastic views across the waterfront. The building is 450 sq.m seating 100 dining covers, 45 seated bar covers and 65 terrace covers.