Manning Elliott Partnership can rightly call itself one of Cumbria's most influential architectural practices.

Established in 1985 by architects Max Elliott and Adrian Manning, both now retired, it has transitioned into a new era under the ownership and directorship of Nick Bailey, complemented by the leadership of director Chris Staniowski.

They are both focused on ensuring the Penrith-based business continues to grow and diversify for many years to come. 

Over the past four decades, Manning Elliott has played a pivotal role in designing and constructing a wide range of building projects spanning various sectors. In recent years, it has broadened its horizons and aims to expand its client base into previously untapped sectors of the industry.

 “My objective is for Manning Elliott to continue to exist long into the future as the practice continues to evolve in line with technologies and changes within the industry,” said Nick.

Manning Elliott’s diverse portfolio covers almost every sector, including around 25 private hospitals, with recent projects for One Healthcare, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and Ashford, Kent. The practice has also left its mark internationally, designing hospitals in Malta, India and Nigeria, and has undertaken high-profile commercial works in Monaco.

 House building has been a particular specialism for many years; the team at Manning Elliott has delivered specialist design services to a range of established housing developers. It has also been heavily involved in social housing delivery in south-west Scotland.

The design of bespoke, one-off houses has been an important part of the practice’s workload. The team takes great pride in working with domestic clients to help them define and realise their aspirations for their new home.

 In addition to hospitality and licensed retail projects for well-known brands, the practice has worked on local hotels like the Glenridding Hotel and the Lakehouse and Windermere Rooms in Ambleside.

The practice’s expertise extends to diverse commercial developments across the country, as well as community projects including Warcop Village Hall, Penrith Football Stadium and Keswick Rugby Football Club.

One of Manning Elliott's most exciting current projects is the development of designs for the new Cumberland Sports Village at Borough Park, the home of Workington AFC.