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52-54 St John Street, Farringdon, London, England, UK
52-54 St John Street in Farringdon by Manser Practice Architects
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52-54 St John Street in Farringdon
A deep refurbishment of a dated 1980’s office building delivers major improvements to the St John Street streetscape and creates high-quality workspace with a contemporary industrial character.

25 Sep 2017
NGS Macmillan Unit in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Northern England, UK
NGS Macmillan Unit in Chesterfield by Manser Practice Architects London
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NGS Macmillan Unit in Chesterfield
NGS Macmillan Unit in Chesterfield Royal Hospital gathers fragmented cancer services into unique, purpose-built cancer treatment unit integrated with pastoral care. The new state-of-the-art NGS Macmillan Unit in Chesterfield Royal Hospital has been completed by award-winning architecture and interiors practice The Manser Practice.

12 Sep 2017
Eurocity in Gibraltar
Eurocity in Gibraltar by Manser Practice
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Eurocity in Gibraltar
Eurocity, a £80m mixed use scheme in heart of Gibraltar, receives planning permission. The development, for Bentley Investments, will provide affordable accommodation for city workers, a new destination for shopping and leisure, and new public spaces in the form of open alleyways punctuated with cooling, shaded, courtyards.
page updated 13 Aug 2016 ; 14 +8 Jun 2016

Michael Manser

Michael Manser CBE RA Dip Arch PPRIBA RWA Hon Fraic

Architect Michael Manser dies aged 87.

Michael Manser CBE RA was a British-based architect. He was a president of the Royal Institute of British Architects and established his own successful architecture practice in 1961.

British Council Building, Dar Es Salaam

Michael qualified as an architect in 1954 and went on to establish The Manser Practice in 1960. He is widely recognised as an innovator, educator, writer and leader in the profession. Michael is famously a past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

British Council Building Tanzania

He passed away following a stroke, the second he had suffered in the last year.

Michael first designed a house for his parents and later himself; he continued to produce adventurous houses and built a fine reputation for modernist design. His main influence was the German architect Mies van der Rohe, but he also took influence from Andrea Palladio, and the mathematics of proportion. He met fellow Modernists through his journalistic work in the 1950s / 1960s; writing for fortnightly for the Observer, Architectural Design and Home magazine.

Website: Michael Manser

Recent Building Additions

British Council Building, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Date built: 2013
British Council Tanzania by Manser Practice
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British Council Building – added 28 Jan 2013

T4 Hilton Hotel, London, England, UK
Date built: 2013
T4 Hilton Hotel Heathrow Airport
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T4 Hilton Hotel – added 28 Jan 2013

Thompson House, Isle of Wight, southern England
Date built: 2013
Thompson House Isle of Wight
photo :Morley Von Sternberg
Thompson House – added 20 Jan 2013
The Client’s brief was for their weekend and holiday house, a compact 1960’s bungalow, to be enlarged, giving more living accommodation and enhancing the views of the sea to the north and west. Maintaining the private/secret nature of the site was also a requirement.

The Manser Practice – Recent Building

The Welch House, Isle of Wight, southern England
Date built: 2013
The Welch House
photo : Jonathan Manser
The Welch House – added 17 Jan 2013
The client, for whom the architects had previously designed a house in Nevada, wanted a modern four-bedroom family house with large open plan living area, using the dramatic seaside site.

The Manser Practice – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by the Manser Practice, alphabetical:

British Council Cultural Relations & Learning Centre, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

British High Commission, Karachi, Pakistan

Hotel Terminal Four, Heathrow, London, UK

Southampton Airport, England, UK

Wembley Hilton, London, UK

More projects by the Manser Practice online soon

Location: Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Manser Practice Practice Information

Architect studios based in London and Leeds, both England, UK

London Architects Studio

Michael Manser CBE RA Dip Arch PPRIBA RWA Hon FRAIC is the Non Executive Chairman.

Michael established this architecture practice in 1961.

Michael was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from 1983-85.

Jonathan Manser MA Cantab Dip Arch RIBA FRSA is the Managing Director.

About The Manser Practice
The Manser Practice is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice with studios in London and York. The 40-strong team provides a fully integrated, pragmatic and coordinated approach to design.

The practice has a wide-ranging project portfolio, from masterplanning and conceptual design through to residential, commercial, transport, public-use and healthcare. Tempered by the experience of senior designers, The Manser Practice fosters a young and creative design team, and has cultivated a reputation for delivering innovative design solutions at every scale.

The practice has completed work on a number of high-profile projects throughout the UK and internationally including the Great Eastern Hotel, a Grade II listed 5 star boutique hotel in City of London; the new Macmillan Cancer Centre in Derbyshire; Spring Mews, an award-winning mixed use development in Vauxhall; the Wembley Hilton Hotel, and High Commission buildings for the British Government in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Pakistan.

Founded in 1961 by Michael Manser, the practice quickly developed a reputation for designing outstanding contemporary homes and boasts numerous prestigious national awards for their work in this sector.

Now led by Jonathan Manser, The Manser Practice’s reputation for delivering the highest quality of design has been acknowledged by a number of recent awards and shortlisting’s including: FX Mixed Use Development Award, European Hospitality Hotel of the Year Award, British Homes Mixed Use Development Award, New London Architecture Awards Shortlisting, Best Hospital Design and Building Better Healthcare Awards Shortlisting and RIBA National Awards.

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