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Celebrating Hilton House

WML Consulting - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Success at Hilton House
WML are celebrating the success of Hilton House, which is to be featured in the IStructE Structural Awards 2020.

WML undertook initial building inspections, desk and feasibility studies. The project comprised demolition and re-provision of extended upper storeys realising c8000sqft of modern open plan office floor space. 

Original archive information unearthed at the Central Library in Manchester, along with a building topographical survey and site inspection, provided the basis of the initial assessment and structural options. 

It was a client and architectural aspiration to keep structural interventions to a minimum and to expose the existing structure wherever possible – to celebrate the buildings past and incorporate it into its future. The hollow pot floor soffits were proposed to be on show in the new offices.

By balancing the demolition of heavier structure with the provision of lighter new structure, the upper floors could be extended out without the need for costly structural alterations throughout the building.

The existing tiered arrangement was achieved with transfer beams. The required demolition would leave some tricky new support arrangements and justification of existing structure to work in new ways.

The works were completed in early 2020, giving the building a new lease of life and providing Manchester with new, inspirational office space. 

WML project shortlisted for 2018 award

WML Consulting - Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are thrilled that one of our projects, Dukinfield Old Chapel, has been shortlisted for the 2018 King of Prussia Gold Medal Award!

One of just six entries to be shortlisted, the winner will be announced on 1st November. 

Award-winning football stadium

WML Consulting - Thursday, June 14, 2018

Our project with Blue Sky Design Services at Arbour Park Football Stadium has won TWO awards at the LABC regional awards - best public service building and best inclusive building

The project is now shortlisted for the National LABC awards.

Great to see a building making such a difference.

Read more at:

Arbour Park Football Stadium

WML recognised as an Investor in People

WML Consulting - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We are delighted that once again we have been recognised as an Investor in People!

St Cuthbert's shortlisted

WML Consulting - Monday, September 25, 2017

WML's project at St Cuthbert's, Kentmere, Cumbria is one of five entries shortlisted for the 2017 King of Prussia Gold Medal.

The award is for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work projects and is awarded by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 26th October 2017.

For more information please click:  National Churches Trust awards information

Lynch Hill Academy shortlisted

WML Consulting - Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Lynch Hill Academy, one of WML's projects, has been shortlisted in the Offsite Project of the Year category at the 2017 Building Awards

Building Awards 2017

Shortlisted in NWCRA Awards

WML Consulting - Friday, June 23, 2017

Two of our projects have been shortlisted in the North West Construction Regional Awards. 

Spire Hospital shortlisted for Sub-Regional Project of the Year – Manchester

Bolton Albert Halls shortlisted for Preservation and Rejuvenation Award

St Cuthbert's, Kentmere - Highly Commended

WML Consulting - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The restoration project we worked on for St Cuthbert's in Kentmere has received a 'Highly Commended' at this week's RICS Awards 2017

Follow the link to page 7 for more information:  Highly Commended Project



RICS Awards 2017

WML Consulting - Friday, March 03, 2017

St Cuthbert's Church, Kentmere, has been shortlisted under the Building Conservation section of the RICS Awards 2017.

WML worked closely with John Cowards Architects to repair/replace the roof of this Grade II listed church in the Lake District.  Steeped in history, the roof is believed to date back to circa 1600s and was in urgent need of repair.

The roof covering needed completely replacing and significant repairs to the ancient timber roof structure were required.  

A detailed survey of the roof was undertaken to identify timbers in need of repair/replacement, with as much as possible of the original timber being retained.

The work, part funded by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund, was started on 7th March 2016 and the first service with the newly refurbished roof took place on 15th January 2017.

The Sharp Project - UK's Most Innovative Workspace

WML Consulting - Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Sharp Building has been named the UK’s most innovative workspace at the British Council for Offices’ national awards in London this week.

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