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My Approach

Most designs are made from putting together a detailed brief with clients, often at an initial 'free' meeting on domestic projects  and developing this on the drawing board into sketch proposals for client discussion and further development: once a scheme is established it is often transferred to 3D CAD models for production of design, planning and building regulation drawings as may be needed for the project.

My Background

Andy Ashworth has over 40 years experience working on a wide range of projects from private housing development and extensions to £5M schemes of both common and diverse building types, including extensive work on buildings that are listed, in conservation areas or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Awards, Accreditations and Education

Awards

  • Civic Trust Award for works to Darwen Suddell School, Junior and Infants in 1995
  • Civic Trust Award for new Lancashire County Council school, Brookhouse Primary School in 1990
  • Premier Heritage Award, Wyre Borough Council for the sensitive conversion of an attached barn and the renovations at Clarkson Farm, a Grade II Listed 17th century farmhouse
  • Ribble Valley Civic Award for New House Farm, Thornley nr Wheatley - conversion and development of a Listed Grade II farmhouse and outbuildings complex in 1997

 

Accreditations

Architect: Architects Registration Board No. 051920K

Andrew J.Ashworth RIBA B.Arch hons(L’pool)

Using the title ‘Architect’ means that legally I am registered with the Architect’s Registration Board and carry professional indemnity insurance: I am also a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, internationally recognised as one of the most important bodies in architecture.

 

Education

1955-59 Earnseat Prep School]

1959-63 Bootham Public School: 12 O levels

1963-65 Heversham Grammar School: A levels: Maths, Physics, Art

1965-71 Liverpool School of Architecture: 2.1 honours degree

 

Personal Interests

Amateur Musician- I have played publicly since 1965- acoustic/ electric/ bass guitars: played live and recorded cds in the studios at the Grand.

Photography: Finalist in the 'Zumtobel' architects' photographic competition.

Clay shooting: Long term weekly addict to sporting clay events.

In Practice

1971-89

1971-73 Robert Mathew Johnson Marshall & Ptnrs:

All detail design and site architect on the Guild Hall, Preston

1973-75 Goad Burton Partnership:(winner of the RIBA Building of the Year award 1974)

Project architect, including overall design consultant on the Edinburgh City Tattoo Stand

1975-89 Lancashire County Council: Team Leader, Principal designer with up to 15 staff and average workload of £15M p.a.

Projects included:

Multipurpose Fire Brigade training centre

Leyland Runshaw College: library block, technology block

Blackburn College: overall spatial review, Technology block

Four new primary schools for Burnley, Blackburn and Preston

Research work included in depth studies of existing high energy use buildings, development and implementation of efficiency improvement strategies, which were also applied to all new build projects.

 

 

1989-08

Ashworth Burke Partnership:

Partner/ Director: small elite practice with a total design lead approach, resulting in civic/design awards for works on churches, listed buildings and schools.

Recent projects include:

Moss House: £2M house conversion/ extension

Abbeyfield House: £1.5M care home extensions

The Bunker: conversion of RAF bunker to ecohouse (potentially £0.5M)

Ribble View Farm: £1.75M Stud farm and new house development

The Grand, Clitheroe: £5M Performing Arts Centre: multipurpose conversion of Listed public hall/ cinema and adjoining buildings (charity funded) to provide state of the art community facilities.

2008 - Present

Practicing as consultant/sole practitioner as Andy Ashworth Architect:

Current workload and clients include:

The Claughton Hall Estate: replacement farmhouses

Bolton by Bowland Estate: house conversions (listed/ AONB)

Primrose House, Clitheroe: (listed) garden landscape works, turbine house conversion, new annexe, pool

Broomhill, Garstang: kitchen alterations and garden room extension

RAF Bunker Goosnargh: conversion of 2 storey underground bunker to residential

Beech cottage Copster Green: housing development

Your Project

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