Wilde Architects are experienced in commercial renovation and extension projects, converting existing properties into modern office environments.


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Affordable Housing – Gorton

Project Brief To produce a masterplan for multiple dwellings on a site in Gorton, on the site of an old factory. The land owner specifically asked for high density properties on the site to maximise the available land and return on investment. We achieved this brief by creating a scheme which achieves 48 dwellings per Hectare. Design Approach. We began by carrying out a site analysis and researching appropriate precedent….

Hybrid Building

Hybrid building – Makro Reading

The objective was to maximise the potential of a site to increase its value; splitting the site into two, allowing half the land to be sold for family housing. Design Approach | Hybrid Building We began by completing a thorough site analysis, including research into the local development plan, a site visit and desk-top study. We identified the opportunities for the site and procured a 3D topographical survey which provided an…

Office Design & Fit Out

Office Design & Fit Out – Volcanic Manchester

Design and fit-out of new office space for a growing digital business. Design Approach | Office Design & Fit Out We began by taking a detailed brief from the Client, to understand internal teams, relationships and requirements. We then grouped the various departments and ideas into a diagram to present the suggested proximity and qualities of each space. Coupled with a site analysis of the floor plan, we prepared 3 concept…

Dromin - Front Perspective

Social Housing for Young Families

Dromin Community House is a modular community housing block for young families; providing comfortable but basic accommodation with shared circulation. Design Approach. We began with a desk-top study of the site; assessing orientation, access, aesthetics and local history, producing a site analysis to inform the design process. We adopted the latest recognised space standards and furniture requirements, allowing us to design and replicate a functional and efficient layout for the…

Office Renovation - Fairport House

Office Renovation – Fairport House

Total renovation and refurbishment of newly acquired 1840’s office building to create fresh and modern accommodation for an innovative engineering business. Design Approach. After taking a brief and understanding the history and previous works to the building, we created several options to rationalise the floor plans. Respecting the age and character of the building was important when developing the interior design. New kitchen facilities, sanitaryware, tiling and lighting added a…

Office refurbishment and extension, Bredbury

Wilde Architects are currently progressing designs for the extension and internal re-modelling of this office building in Bredbury. The proposed design replaces a single storey projection at the front of the building with a portal-framed extension, following the profile of the existing industrial building. The angled glass facade create a functional and sculptural feature to the main frontage, addressing the main entrance and providing external shelter. New office space is created…

Pedestrian comfort

Wind Analysis

Wilde Analysis works closely with architects, developers and planning consultants to understand wind flows around new developments.   This allows early identification of potential issues with pedestrian safety and comfort and the evaluation of any necessary mitigation measures. Planning applications for large buildings in the urban environment often require wind microclimate assessment. Traditionally, this has been undertaken with wind tunnel testing of a scale model but computer simulation has now become…

Workplace Design

Great workplace design can attract the best staff, enrich the employees’ experience and dramatically enhance operations. When designing a workplace, great thought should be given to creating a workplace that benefits employees’ health and wellbeing. A 2 to 5 percent increase in staff performance can cover the total cost of providing for their workplace accommodation. (‘The Impact of Office Design on Business Performance,’ 2011.) Things to consider: lighting acoustics creativity connections productivity innovation…

Office rebrand (Liverpool)

Wilde Architects have completed the concept designs for an office rebrand for digital agency, Volcanic. The brief was to create a well-branded office environment, with a strong image which is easily recognisable and which can be applied across multiple offices worldwide. Flexibility in work stations and hot-desk locations were key parts of the brief, supporting staff movement across the offices. As the office space is rented, the interior design has been carefully developed working with the…

The Ash, Stockport

Renovation and extension of this large pub on Manchester Road, Stockport to become the new Ash Tea Rooms and chocolate shop at ground floor and office and accommodation space at first floor.