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Professional qualifications

  • Architects Registration Board
  • Registration No. 048237A
  • Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Membership No.15523
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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.