Exciting growth in the Manchester Office

The Manchester office has gone from strength to strength since it opened in October 2019. Led by Joseph Lazell, the office is working on many high-profile projects including Eden at New Bailey, Abstract Cambridge, Microsoft RARE, Battersea Urban Living and Pennine House. 

The office recently relocated to one of the city’s most iconic buildings – Arkwright House to accommodate the growing team.

Nathaniel Hague – Associate

Nathaniel has extensive experience in the design of low energy building solutions across several sectors. He believes in a fabric first approach, as well as utilising passive design measures to minimise a buildings energy consumption.

Oliver Metcalfe – Intermediate Mechanical Engineer

Oliver’s experience has focused on working on residential and healthcare projects. He recently completed a teaching hospital in Sheffield which concentrated on renovating existing operating theatres in line with health technical memoranda.

He completed an MSc in Building Services Engineering last year with a focus on sustainability. Oliver enjoys working as part of a design team to deliver innovative and exemplar design for clients and end users.

John Joyce – Mechanical Engineer

John has worked in building services for over 35 years with several leading MEP consultants. He has worked on numerous projects in various sectors in the UK and the Middle East. John is involved with projects with both the Manchester and London offices and is also a part time visiting building services tutor at the Manchester School of Architecture. John joined the Manchester Atelier Ten office in March 2022 and has previously worked with several members of the team. He understands the Atelier Ten philosophy and way of thinking with emphasis on low energy, zero carbon design principles.

Patrick Sharpe – Sustainability Consultant

Patrick has four years’ experience in environmental modelling. He has developed tools for predicting the aerodynamic performance of airflow components in naturally ventilated buildings. He has also developed techniques of assessing a building’s resilience to airborne disease transmission that have informed the SAGE Environmental Modelling Group’s report on the role of ventilation in controlling SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Patrick has interests in the fluid mechanics of natural ventilation, the qualitative and quantitative ways in which people interact with the built environment, and in creating beautiful engineering solutions that complement the architectural intent.

Max Hammond – Technician

Max completed his HNC in electrical and electronic engineering 4 years ago and worked as a junior electrical design engineer for 3 years, working mainly on Ministry of Justice and school projects. Max’s main interest has been in Revit and has hence become a Revit technician to focus on using and developing in depth knowledge about the programme.

Akhil James – Graduate Electrical Engineer

Akhil completed his Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management at the University of Glasgow in 2021 where he focused mainly on the changing trends towards integrating V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) technologies in the mobility industry and the built environment. He identified various stakeholders and developed techniques on how they can adopt changes to integrate V2G tech in their businesses. As the regulations now cater to implementing EV chargers in all new builds, he is interested in designing and being a part of challenging projects surrounding microgrids where buildings could act as intermediaries between occupants and the electricity supplier.

Akhil also enjoys organising and volunteering at events and he was an active volunteer in the planning committee for the COP26 global event in Glasgow last year.

Please join us in welcoming these new starts to Atelier Ten.

If you would like to find out more about what the Manchester team is working on, then please get in touch.