AVRO scoops two RIBA NW 2023 awards


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AJ Retrofit Awards 2023

We have been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2023 for our AVRO project.


Building Beauty Awards 2022

We received a commendation at the inaugural Royal Fine Arts Commission, Building Beauty Awards for our Halle St Peters.

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recently completed projects – one express

We have recently completed ONE EXPRESS, a sensitive refurbishment of a much cherished Grade II* listed landmark building in Manchester.

The original building was constructed in the 1950’s as an extension to the original Daily Express, both of which were designed by Sir Evan Owen Williams. The non-original interiors, previously constructed in 1999, were carefully peeled back to expose all of the original heavy concrete and steel frame structure, which was originally designed to withstand the heavy industrial use of the former Daily Express paper printing empire and its print presses.

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recently completed projects – dalata hotel

We have recently completed a new build hotel for Clayton Dalata in Manchester.  Located on the corner of Portland Street and Sackville Street, the hotel comprises 329 bedrooms and rises 16 stories above ground.

The building frame and facade is constructed entirely from precast concrete panels.  Conceived as a carved solid form that responds to the context, the façade is expressed as a grid that has been articulated to provide a fluid composition.

recently completed projects – AVRO

We have recently completed AVRO for urban Splash in Ancoats, Manchester.  Together with the reputed local and national property developer Urban Splash, we have created 31 traditional, canal side loft apartments; some of the biggest in Manchester. Set over five floors the one, two and three bedroom lofts feature walls of exposed brickwork and cast iron columns.

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shr STUDIO promotions

We have recently promoted 3 members of our studio to Senior Architect.  Congratulations to James Butler, Rachel Carter-Jones and Paul Daly.

AJ Architecture Award 2021

We received the AJ Architecture Award 2021 in the Cultural category for Halle St Peter’s.

RIBA National Award 2021

We are delighted to announce that The Oglesby Centre at Halle St Peter’s has just been awarded a RIBA National Award 2021.

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RIBA North West Award 2021

Hallé, St. Peter’s has received a RIBA North West Award and a RIBA North West Sustainability Award 2021.

New era for stephenson STUDIO as Hamilton and Risley step up to take the helm

After almost 30 years in the practice, Keith Hamilton and Justin Risley have taken over as directors. The move comes as the practice has undertaken a comprehensive rebranding exercise, which has seen it change its name to stephenson hamilton risley STUDIO to reflect Keith and Justin’s new status. Roger Stephenson OBE will continue to be involved with the practice on a consultancy basis.



Civic Trust Awards 2021

Hallé, St. Peter’s has received a Civic Trust National Award and the Civic Trust Michael Middleton Special Award.