We are a Client focused, commercially aware, innovative design practice based in Warrington in the North West of England. We pride ourselves on the service that we provide all of our Clients, taking their visions from inception to completion and beyond. Through intelligent design we create outstanding architecture.
Established by Andrew Cross and Howard Clayton, both fully qualified, Chartered Architects, with a combined experience of over 30 years in private practice. We employ a team of highly motivated professionals, capable of delivering both small and large scale projects simultaneously to the highest standards. Working across a number of sectors with private clients, ‘blue chip’ organisations, developers and contractors, C Squared Architects are able to use this experience to ensure a tailored service that suits each client’s needs and budget.
C Squared Architects' 3 core values are:
Creativity at every stage of design to provide a cost effective solution to clients exacting briefs with ‘cutting edge’ architecture.
Sustainability is key to ensuring that we provide flexible and long life solutions to reduce the need for future adaptations.
Quality of the service and product is crucial to our culture. We pride ourselves on the repeat business we obtain through this.
Andrew M Cross
B.A.(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA
With over 20 years experience, before establishing C Squared Architects with Howard, Andrew was a Director of DWA Architects where he successfully built a renowned regional office in Warrington.
Throughout his career, Andrew has worked for many blue chip clients, striving for excellence for these and all other clients. With a crucial understanding of what is required to delivering projects he is able to evaluate schemes quickly and produce quality solutions.
Andrew has worked with many national care operators; Care UK, Bupa, Hallmark, Porthaven, Gracewell in addition to smaller operators and one off clients. Andrew is well known and respected in the care sector, judging care home design awards, speaking at care shows and involved in developing a research paper with Stirling University on Dementia Design.
B.A.(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA
With a decade of experience in the industry, Howard has gained valuable skills, designing and managing projects across a variety of sectors. His early worked focused on the residential, education and automotive sectors, working with the likes of BMW, Equity Housing Trust and with Manchester City Council in the first Council led housing regeneration project for over 25 years.
Howard has worked alongside Andrew for over 4 years, rising rapidly to Associate level in their previous practice to help manage a successful team of hard working individuals.
His keen interest in dementia design, attending Stirling’s Dementia Design School and an in depth knowledge of the care industry have allowed him to work across the country on care projects for a variety of clients and operators.
"We were extremely pleased with C Squared Architects responsiveness, their willingness to engage with staff, learning about the needs of our clients and of the staff themselves. Andy was available for consultation along the way and alerted us on several occasions when the building contractor appeared to be cutting corners or had made an error." - Kevin Tunnicliffe, Lighthouse Healthcare (formerly Acorn Care)
"I chose C Squared Architects as they have a passion for great design with the knowledge and experience of business operations... It is fun working with Andy and it is also productive for everyone involved. Highly recommended." - Stephen Mayhew, Taylor Associates UK Ltd
"Dear Andrew, this is to inform you that we finally got planning permission given for this project on 31st March 2017. We are very grateful for your expertise, dedication and approachability to us and functionality of the project. We know this project wouldn't have been the same without your involvement." - Dr and Mrs. Jana.
"As a firm of surveyors we are involved with a wide variety of projects, including maintenance work, ranging from £100.00 to £2,000,000.00 in value. C Squared Architects flexibility in providing both practical solutions combined with innovative design is of great assistance to ourselves and our clients." - Mark Benbow, WB Surveyors
"As a developer of care homes and extra care schemes throughout the UK, C Squared Architects have met and exceeded our expectations, utilising their understanding of how a home needs to enhance the lives of those being cared for with the aspirations of relatives and operational staff and cost efficiencies. Their holistic approach to design has encouraged us to use their expertise from early feasibility stage, through detailed concept development and on to planning and construction phases. Their achievements throughout the development process mean that we hope to partner with them on many projects in the future." - Tony Cole, Grafton Land and Property
C Squared architects
a: Ragan House
674 Knutsford Road
t: 01925 357555