“The staff from the University of Manchester who were involved from the inception in the design of the AV Hill building formed a close working relationship with colleagues at Wilson Mason, based on mutual respect and confidence. It became apparent to us from an early stage in the process that we were working with experts and professionals, who understood the details and culture of laboratory and scientific life, and how to design a building that met with a complex range of objectives. As the project developed, and we needed to make decisions, sometimes rapidly, on details of layout and planning, it became apparent that the advice and guidance offered by Wilson Mason was founded on a thorough professional understanding of the issues, and always it seemed, the optimal solution was produced. I have found the past 4 years an invigorating and fascinating experience. This was in large measure due to the close working relationship we were able to form with colleagues at Wilson Mason, and their success in guiding us towards the success that is the AV Building”. Andrew Loudon, AV Hill Building Sponsor and Beyer Professor of Animal Biology, The University of Manchester.
“We have worked with Wilson Mason on the BAE Systems Samlesbury site over a number of years and projects. Wilson Mason were engaged at the outset for the Training Facility which had a tight budget which had to deliver a BREEAM “very good” project. They provided added value in terms of the use of 3D models to assist in the understanding of the project. Wilson Mason maintained good contact with BAE Systems and always ready to hear concerns and address them as far as possible. The team met and delivered the challenging design requirements in a dedicated and friendly manner. They demonstrated the resources and knowledge required to deliver the technical aspects of the project in terms of proposing and developing proposals to meet the brief and then deliver the building designed. Wilson Masons continuing involvement with the site over an extended period of time stands testament to their consistent delivery and collaborative “can do” approach. This success has been achieved whilst meeting BAE Systems requirements which at times are not clarified until quite late in the delivery of projects”. Mark Dewhurst, Partner, Arcadis.
“The team from Wilson Mason always communicates clearly with us and we were made aware of issues as and when they arose so that they could be dealt with in a timely manner mitigating their impact. Their approach is one of clear communications and dealing with issues as they arise, promoting collaboration between the consultants and project stakeholders where appropriate”. Richard Willacy, Estates Surveyor, Booths, E H Booth & Co Limited.
“The Dalton Cumbrian Facility programme was a challenging brief, having to combine the technical requirements of a highly specialised nuclear research facility, the aspiration to create an ‘iconic’ building and the need to fit within a tight budget. Wilson Mason and Partners approached the design through a detailed consultation process which involved structured questioning to tease out both the technical and the design requirements. Throughout this iterative and consultative process Wilson Mason and Partners were able to both direct the process and receive and respond positively to constructive feedback on the emerging design. They communicated effectively throughout, were proactive in their approach and friendly in their manner. Wilson Mason and Partners’ staff showed a sincere desire to meet the University’s challenging design requirements in a diligent, cheerful and personable manner. They worked as part of the overall project team and delivered a research facility that is now a major asset for the University”. Professor Andrew H. Sherry, Dalton Nuclear Institute, The University of Manchester.