Home
The Artist
Introduction
Bio
Listed Works
Booking an Engagement
Previous engagements

Listed Works
Harrods
Curzon Cinema - Mayfair
Liverpool Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral Bristol - stations of the cross
Cement Concrete Association

Techniques and Media
Cement Sculpture with Faircrete
Plaster
Etched Glass
Glass Fibre Cladding
Glass Reinforced Plastic
Metalised Concrete
Inlaid Chipboard
Aluminium
Large Scale Concrete Sculpture
sandblasting
Scaling a Pattern
Metal Moulding
Recycled Glass
Recycled Furniture
Corten Metal Fountains
Water features
Other Projects
Clatterbridge Cancer Research Hospital
Humanities Building at Manchester University
Honolulu Civic Square
Lee Valley Water and Swiss Cottage Community Centre
Motorway Bridge Designs
Wellington College
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Harlow Civic Water Gardens
London City Council
minut Men
Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Deptford High Street
Recreational Structures
Vintage Car Rally
Various 1960's concrete works
Miscellaneous
Bay Area Transport System
Qatar
The Ritz
Proposed Fulham Stadium

Concrete in Buildings, 1960s-70s

Grenfell, Baines & Hergraves was a middle scale architects practice operating out of Preston in Lancashire.

The senior partner Grenfell Baines felt that an architectural practice should cover other building activities - engineering, surveying and interior design.

Hargreaves did not; I think he went off to make model railway engines - Grenfell Baines went on to organise Building Design Partnership, or BDP. It became an enormous organisation, never lost its Northern roots and operated on a world-wide scale.

Other practices followed suit (this probably was the beginning of the services industry, in a building sense).

The Humanities Building at Manchester University

One project I was asked to participate in was the Humanities Building part of Manchester University, a two storey and five storey educational block.

The panels were of red granite aggregated, acid washed to expose the Granite particles.


1

No 1: various sculptured panels assembled.


2

No 2: A detail,


3

and No 3: repeating panels on the gable end of the five story block.