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Makin Architecture : Manchester Architects

Contemporary English Architect Practice, UK: Atelier MB Architects News

post updated 17 May 2021

Makin – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Makin Architecture – since retitled as Atelier MB Architects:

Nick Everton House, Upper Brook Street Building, south Manchester, England, UK
Date built: 2007
Plymouth Grove Tower Manchester by Makin Architecture
image from architecture practice
Manchester building
Award-winning Manchester Architects Makin Architecture’s landmark building on Upper Brook Street has been handed over on schedule. The residential property is already occupied by over 350 students starting the new term at university.

That in itself is pretty impressive, but it’s not only students who are now calling Nick Everton House home. A further 116 two bedroom apartments designed to provide local key workers (such as junior doctors and nurses), with affordable accommodation, are also proving to be extremely popular.

More Makin Architecture projects online soon

Location: Amazon House, 3 Brazil Street, Manchester M1 3PJ, north west England, UK

Atelier MB Architects – Practice Information

Architect studio based in Manchester, northwest England

This architectural firm has since changed title name to Atelier MB Architects.

Manchester Architect Office

The architecture practice was established in 1980.

This design office was led by Jo Provan and Ray Makin.

Manchester Architect : Office Listings

According to the design practice, “As well as aiming for excellence in design, Atelier MB, recognise that this is best achieved with excellence in management of the practice. This not only helps to ensure maximum efficiency, but also helps to minimise any errors in output. With this in mind we have a set of office polices and regular practice reviews to support our aims”.

The team is dedicated and highly trained consisting of Architects, Assistants, Technologists, Imagers and specialist Conservation Professionals.

Design Team

Ray Makin


Ray has a strong interest in Urban Regeneration with a particular passion for the innovative re-use of listed buildings. In private practice since 1980, he has a vast range of experience in the redevelopment and re-use of buildings of all ages as well as being instrumental in the design and delivery of significant new build schemes throughout the North.

Andrew Burns

Managing Director

Andrew has a wide range of experience in different sectors, and has a network of long standing clients in the residential, domestic, retail and commercial sectors. He has worked on new-build and refurbishment schemes, both contemporary and historic, and has a keen interest in the inventive regeneration of cities and buildings.

Laura Jessup

Heritage Consultant

Laura studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where she gained a First Class BA Honours in History of Art and Design. Following this she undertook an MA in the History and Theory of Architecture at Leeds University.

Laura spent 5 years working at Urban Splash as a Development Assistant and then Residential Management Co-ordinator, before joining Heritage Works (formerly Ancoats Building Preservation Trust), as a Project Officer in 2009.

Laura ensures that projects involving historic buildings or conservation areas start with as much background knowledge as possible, ensuring that the company philosophy that the best finish follows the most knowledgeable start, underpins all of conservation work. She can produce Heritage Statements and Heritage Appraisals.

Heloise Wood

Associate Architect

Heloise studied at Sheffield University School of Architecture and has always had special interest in historic buildings. She is fully accredited on the RIBA Conservation register to CR level.

In addition to this she has a wide range of experience in all manner of projects both conversion work and new-build from single dwellings to much larger commercial schemes.

Paul Lodge


Architecture in England

Contemporary Architecture in England – architectural selection below:

English Architects

Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing
Design: Mecanoo
Hulme Housing Manchester
photo : Greg Holmes
Hulme Living Leaf Street Housing

Manchester Architecture

Architecture Studios

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Website: Atelier MB Architects Manchester