Glancy Nicholls Architects (GNA) is a Birmingham, UK based firm founded by Lyndon Glancy and Patrick Nicholls in June of 2004. They have been practicing since then and established their success as one of the Midlands’ leading architects. Being RIBA chartered architects, they are known for their cultural and unique approach towards design. They have worked for various sectors like Education, Private Residential, Commercial, Social Care, Master Planning, and Heritage. They have specialized in Interior Design, Conservation, Graphic Design and Visualization, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture.

Here’s a glimpse of the best 15 iconic projects by GNA.

1. 100 BROAD STREET

CLIENT: Euro Property Investments
LOCATION:Birmingham

These 9 meters wide and 193 meters tall building stands as the highest in Birmingham. It is a first-class residential building with over 500 luxury apartments and a unique panoramic view. It comprises all high-end amenities with commercial activity space on the ground floor.

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2. BREWERS YARD

CLIENT:Wolverhampton City Council, WMCA & Court Collaboration
LOCATION:Wolverhampton

Currently working on a residential project of 1,100 homes; this settlement will offer the family living spaces, lavish space style lofts, holding post-graduate living chances, top-notch finished patios, and public domain. These are completely expected as an ‘away from’, and having a place with the city of Wolverhampton and its novel legacy.

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3. THE REDEVELOPMENT OF PERRY BARR

CLIENT:Birmingham City Council
LOCATION: Birmingham

The structure of the new town intends to raise the purpose of neighborhood downtown living and diminish the carbon impression, giving productive, and manageable living. The plan will offer a blend of residences, including lofts, duplexes, and townhouses, all taking into account the development of another network. It will likewise benefit a new public transport including enhancements of the Perry Barr train station.

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4. POTTERIES MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY SPITFIRE PAVILION

CLIENT:Stoke-on-Trent City Council
LOCATION:Stoke-on-Trent

GNA was selected to structure and convey an expansion to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

The new two-story expansion precisely displays the historical centre’s RW88 Spitfire, which is noticeable from the surrounding zone, commending the significance of this antique as a key bit of town history.

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5. HORNTON GRANGE

CLIENT:University of Birmingham
LOCATION:Birmingham

A refurbishment and extension to the Hornton Grange built in 1928; the aim is to develop the complex with each building retaining its identity and time span.

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6. GNA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

CLIENT:University of Birmingham
LOCATION:Birmingham

The new structure is a 172-bed hotel and focuses on conferencing with a series of adaptable conferencing suites.

The hotel’s centre has superimposed the arrangement of a central conferencing hub while balancing the importance and arrangement of contemporary and existing structures. This logical yet touchy structure- drove approach has been created to cultivate a suitable setting inside the site against the current preservation setting.

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7. THE STONEYARD

CLIENT:Court Collaboration
LOCATION:Birmingham

It consists the plan of around 900 private and blended-use master plan schemes in Digbeth. The Stone Yard master plan makes the business, living-centred area and gives an energizing chance to revitalize the Digbeth high road with a blend of business, network, and private spaces.

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8. DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL BELPER CARE CENTRE & LIBRARY

CLIENT:Derbyshire County Council
LOCATION:Belper

The project comprises of three essential zones, comprehensive of

1) Semi-open/ open access offices,

2) Semi-private/ inhabitant, visitor areas, and

3) private/support areas.

The site is located in Belper town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The project includes working with a contemporary structure; restoring and merging the significant exteriors, into the plan.

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9. JOHN TAYLOR FREE SCHOOL

CLIENT:Entrust & Seddon Construction
LOCATION:Burton-upon-Trent

John Taylor Free School is another form 8-structure secondary school, designed on the edges of Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire. The structures are set inside a broad scene with the lush Battlestead Hill framing the background. The proposed school obliges 1440, tending to the interest the demand for the need of schools for the extending town.

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10. HOCKLEY MILLS

CLIENT:Blackswan Property Limited
LOCATION:Birmingham

The structure likewise references the site’s past mechanical legacy; this advancement looks to restore the lost distribution centre scale, massing, and engineering that used to be situated on this site and that framed a basic piece of understanding the Jewelry Quarter’s urban grain and land use. By reworking this design for living, working, and recreation and giving passage to the far-reaching rail and metro transport interfaces, this site is an appealing recommendation to the city and future inhabitants.

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11. MEADOW VIEW

CLIENT:Derbyshire County Council
LOCATION:Matlock

Meadow View is a home for 32 residents with pro-consideration to necessities like dementia and other age-related illnesses. The building acts as a point of convergence for conveying administrations to more seasoned individuals with progressively complex degrees of need including dementia, etc. It also advances unique prerequisites for independence, prosperity, and self-reliance. An accentuation was set after concluding that the local features of the structure were organized and that the structure didn’t feel or look institutional.

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12. TRANSCO TRAINING CENTRES

CLIENT:National Grid
LOCATION:Hollinwood and Hitchin

These instructional hubs are the main structures inside the organization to have low carbon impressions, because of the plan of the outside texture, direction, and incorporation of sustainable power source assets, for example, photovoltaic and sun-oriented boards.

Both the plans incorporate the accompanying angles:

  1. a) Banquet room
  2. b) Workplaces
  3. c) Ground floor workshops
  4. d) First-floor study halls
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13. ROBERT JONES AND AGNES HUNT (RJAH)

CLIENT:The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust
LOCATION:Birmingham

The Trust recognized the difficulty caused to patients in way finding and thus, GNA focused on the development of a new entrance. This was connected with the flow of the current patient/guest vehicle park to a different larger area adjacent to the principal entrance.

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14. HAMBLETON ROAD

CLIENT:University of Worcester
LOCATION:Worcester

Situated on the St John’s Campus, the plan gives 20 beds inside a blended arrangement of studios and group settlements, alongside shared kitchens, social spaces, and outside finishing for students.

The plan makes a space to be utilized both in term time and the mid-year occasion period, pleasing for visiting gatherings.

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15. HOLLINWOOD CONFERENCE CENTRE

CLIENT:National Grid
LOCATION:Manchester

This project is the renovation of 3 Victorian (1884) structures with the introduction of a new glass link building to accommodate office and meeting offices with restroom refectory.

The advancement grows the customer’s portfolio for great office settlement for the North-West district of the organization’s tasks. This undertaking has been suggested for a regeneration award.

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