A passion and enthusiasm for architecture, art and design with over 30 years’ experience as an architect.

About Me

Richard Drinkwater has a passion and enthusiasm for architecture, art and design. He has over 30 years’ experience as an architect and in that time has had a long and varied career covering many types of building.

He formed his practice in 1998 and has carried out many successful projects for a wide range of clients in the residential, leisure and commercial sectors.
Completed buildings range from ‘one off’ houses to large, multi-tenanted residential buildings; from bars and nightclubs to large arenas and hotels; from office interior design projects to refurbishment of office buildings.

He works with a range of consultants and is able to bring a very ‘safe pair of hands’ to any building project at all stages of the process.

He has particular expertise in working with historic buildings as shown in his extensive portfolio of listed buildings.

He endeavours to build close relationships with clients believing that this is the key to quality buildings. He is retained as the architect with Manchester Crematorium since 2007 and in that time has carried out many projects including work to the Old Chapel and building a new office within the grounds.

Richard is also a partner in a Land and Property Company specialising in working with land and home owners to obtain planning approvals to enable development and enhance their property values .

In his spare time Richard enjoys painting, cycling and walking.

How We Work

We’ll look after you

Building is a complicated business, and sometimes you’ll be faced with important decisions. Happily, you’ll always be able to come to the office and talk to us.

We’ll look after the rest of the world, too

It’s about more than windmills and solar panels. A building that’s going to make a positive contribution to the world for years to come has to be well designed throughout, and we have the knowledge to make sure it does what it’s supposed to in a way that doesn’t harm the planet.

Words and pictures

It’s no good having a building designed if you’ve no idea what you’ll get at the end. We’ll make sure that you know what our drawings mean, and we’ll show you sketches and models so that you can see exactly what we’re proposing.

We listen

If you’ve got some strong ideas of your own, don’t worry about saying so. We’ll always listen carefully to what you’ve got to say. If you want us to do all the thinking for you, we’d be only too happy to, but we’ll make sure we know exactly what you want from your project first.

Useful Links

Have a look at the links to the RIBA publications below. The plan of work template shows you how we organise projects and the two other publications explain how we can work with you on your development or your home.

We have also included a link to an HSE leaflet which gives guidance on your duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.