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The Manser Practice


The Manser Practice

Location London

Ethos

We are one of the UK’s most well established, award winning practices, with a reputation for elegant, cost effective, modern buildings across a range of sectors.

Established in the 1960s by Michael Manser, the Practice has offices in London and Leeds and has worked extensively throughout the UK, widely in Africa and on projects as far afield as China, the USA and Pakistan.


The range of our projects is deliberately kept as wide as possible. We design one off houses, larger housing schemes, both private and social, we design hotels, both large and small, student accommodation, ferry and cruise ship terminals, airports, train stations, offices, hospitals, embassies, restaurants and shops.

The principles that guided our work initially remain valuable today. The output is considered and practical producing innovative design solutions to clients requirements. For each project we develop a simple strategy that leads to resolution of the brief; a cost effective, innovative and sustainable solution.

Awards

Yachtsman\'s House Winner, One-Off House, British Home Awards, 2014 Stone House Commended, One-Off House, British Home Awards, 2014 Clinical Decisions Unit Highly Commended, Best Acute Hospital Development, Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2014 Chesterfield Eye Centre Shortlisted, Specialist Services Design, Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2012 Thorpe Hall Hotel & Spa Winner, Best Large Hotel, Essex Tourism Awards, 2011 Park Inn Hotel Winner, New Build Hotel, European Hotel Design Awards, 2010 Chesterfield Birth Centre Shortlisted, Best Hospital Design, Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2010 Welch House Winner, RIBA Award, 2010 Shortlisted, Grand Designs Award, 2009 Godolphin & Latymer School Shortlisted, RIBA South Award, 2009 Sea Glass House Shortlisted, RIBA South Award, 2009 Winner, Downland Prize, RIBA South East, 2008 Provident Financial Offices Regional Winner, Northern Category, British Council for Offices Awards, 2007 Jago Commendation, The Wood Awards, 2007 British High Commission Winner, ISE Special Structural Award, 2004 Highly Commended, The First International Dedalo Minosse International Prize, 2004 Mayflower Terminal Winner, Hot Dip Galvanising Award, 2003 Jersey Electricity Company Headquarters Winner, Jersey Design Award, 2002 Artigiano RIBA Award, 2002 Finalist, FX International Interior Design Award for Best Small Office, 2001 Jubilee Line Extension Project Special Award, British Construction Industry Awards, 2000 Atlantic Hotel Jersey Jersey Design Award, 2000 Best Seaside Hotel, MSN Travel Award, 2000 Ferry Terminals at Holyhead, Fishguard, Belfast, Harwich & Stranraer, for Stena Sealink Commendation, Civic Trust Award, 1999 Great Eastern Hotel Commendation, Civic Trust Award, 1999 Architectural Innovation Award, Copper Development Association, 1999 Southampton Airport Winner, RIBA Award, Southern Region, 1995 Winner, Structural Steel Design Award, 1995 Highly Commended, British Construction Industry Awards, 1995 Institution of Civil Engineers Merit Award Winner, 1993-95 Commendation, Public Building Category, Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and RIBA Journal Architectural Ironmongery Specification Competition, 1996/97 Final Shortlist, Royal Fine Art Commission & Sunday Times Building of the Year Award, 1995 Heathrow Hilton UK Winner, RIBA Award, 1991 Winner, RIBA Award, London Region, 1991 Winner, Civic Trust Award 1991 Commended, Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year Award, 1991 Highly Commended, British Construction Industry Awards, 1991 Winner, Public Building Category, Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and RIBA Journal Architectural Ironmongery Specification Competition, 1992/93 Thorncroft Manor RIBA Award, 1977 Structural Steel Design Awards, 1976 Restoration and Conversion of Castle Mill, Surrey Winner, Civic Trust Award, 1975 Mole Valley Place Highly Commended, Award for Good Design in Housing, Secretary of State for Environment, 1975 Horniman Primary School Commendation, Civic Trust Awards, 1973 Extension to Amos Reynolds Ltd Winner, Civic Trust Award, 1967

Project sectors

  • One-off Homes
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Guesthouses & Hotels

Specialist skills

  • Sustainable Design

Services offered

Budget

  • Minimum
  • Maximum

The Manser Practice

Acute Ward Block

“a wonderful place… I hope a lot of other places will follow suit” - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

The Manser Practice

New Main Reception

New Centralised Main Reception

The Manser Practice

Sea Glass House

An initial brief to extend a 1960s bungalow overlooking the sea changed to a complete rebuild for a five bedroom house with swimming pool, garage and annexe.

The Manser Practice

Spring Mews Student Living

Spring Mews is a mixed use development incorporating a 378 bedroom student accommodation, 93 bed aparthotel, office, retail facilities and new public realm re-vitalising an old industrial site in the Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunities Area.

The Manser Practice

Stone House

The clients for this new-build house approached us having purchased a plot of land set in deciduous woodland in Oxfordshire. We were tasked with designing an open and unique house which could make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

The Manser Practice

Welch House

Our client approached us to design a family home on a steeply sloping wooded site on the Isle of Wight overlooking the Solent, having bought the site cheaply as ground conditions were considered too difficult to build on.

The Manser Practice

Wembley Hilton

We were appointed by Quintain Estates to design a new hotel as part of their wider masterplan, which incorporates a mixture of commercial, leisure, retail and residential accommodation and community facilities around the landmark Wembley stadium.

The Manser Practice

Yachtsman's House

We were approached by our client, a yachtsman, to design a modern house in a natural river inlet with a very scenic shoreline comprised of houses dispersed within mature trees.