We listen, we think, we do
We’re thinkers as much as makers. Believe that architecture is as much about people as buildings, and that buildings should be shaped by their surroundings, their role and the people who’ll use them.
Our work includes the public and private sectors, the urban and the rural, the residential and commercial, the traditional and the contemporary, and we’re internationally renowned for our exceptional skills in heritage and conservation, and in aquaria. Our approach is about combining the practical and the beautiful, the real and the visionary, responding to the brief and going beyond the brief, finding different angles and perspectives.
Mills Beaumont Leavey is established in Quay House
Buttress Fuller Geoffrey Alsop practice is created as two practices merge.
Siemens building is completed in south Manchester
Practice is renamed Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams
Work completes at Westminster Abbey, the most significant stone restoration in 100 years at the Abbey led by Donald Buttress.
Practice incorporates as MBLC Ltd trading as MBLC Architects + Urbanists
Hulme masterplan is developed and becomes the standard for housing led regeneration
Move to Princess Street
Tim Parry Jonathan Ball ‘peace’ Centre opens in Warrington, named in memory of two victims of the IRA bomb.
Appointed as conservation architects to English Heritage under a framework; we have continuously worked with and for them since
New logo designed.
The Lock apartment building opens in Manchester.
Practice incorporates as Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams Ltd.
Practice renamed as MBLA Ltd trading as MBLA Architects + Urbanists.
Abingdon school swimming pool completes
Work completes on the redevelopment of the RNCM
MBLA move to Ancoats studio
MOSI reopens, remodelling of the listed warehouse completes for Manchester’s biggest museum.
S Liverpool health centre opens, a BREEAM excellent rating is awarded for its energy saving credentials
MBLA join BFAW
Practice rebrands as Buttress
We enjoy the unusual,
the complex and the challenging.
“We were delighted; their mixture of creativity, conservation expertise and practicality we invaluable”
“The team were a pleasure to work with from conception to completion”
Preston Park museum
“The transformation of client intent to practical and sometimes innovative working drawings is a particular strengh“