Mon 13th January 2014 at 17.45 - 19.45
Stephen Limbrick, a Partner of Roberts Limbrick Architects, talked to us about the history of their new offices in the Old Carriage Works and how they restored this from a derelict shell to impressive offices for their Practice in the city centre
Stephen described himself as a champion of Gloucester, an old boy, comes back, makes good.
His architectural career had a very difficult start with work in London at a premium; where winning competitions became a source of income.
The recession of 1992 brought Stephen back to Gloucester. He discovered Gloucester was a good place to do business as he became involved in local major projects such as GL1, Centaur (Cheltenham Race Course) and Gloucester Docks. His work portfolio now covers the whole country.
One great achievement must be the vision to convert the 1894 Carriage and Wheel Works Show Room and former Post Office (1905) in Gloucester into a modern energy efficient office winning a civic award for the best major restoration or sensitive alteration.