albert’s shed

The Client’s brief was to carefully integrate a quality contemporary building within the existing buildings of the Dukes 92 complex and the historic setting of the Castlefield Conservation Area. The scheme involved the construction of a new building: forming an extension to the existing facilities at Dukes 92. The new building incorporates a ground floor restaurant, and first floor function suite. A new basement accommodates toilet, back of house, cellar and storage area. The new building is defined by a series of interlocking brick walls that vary in height as a response to their particular setting. Three monopitch roof planes continue the theme of the existing adjacent roofs, and give a sense of drama to the new function space within.


castlefield estates ltd

Structural Engineer
Joule Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyor
Simon Fenton Partnership

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
John Troughear Associates


MSA Design Awards 2003
Winner - unbuilt building

Manchester Civic Society Awards 2004
Mancunian Renaissance Award

MSA Design Awards 2005
Winner - Sport, Leisure and Community

Civic Trust Awards 2006

Housing Design Awards 2006

RICS Awards 2008
short listed

Roses Design Awards 2005
best commercial project, silver award