About us

Whitfield Architects is an independent family firm founded by Mark Whitfield, a chartered architect with over a decade of experience in residential, commercial and community architecture; and a particular interest in heritage and conservation.

From restoring listed buildings and creating beautiful new homes, to designing sports facilities, supermarkets and office schemes, Mark’s experience is diverse and informs every project that we undertake.

Examples of his past work include The Courthouse on Deansgate in Manchester city centre, a stunningly restored grade-II-listed building that’s now home to popular steak restaurant Hawksmoor and the Oddfellows Society of Friends; and Rutherford House, a new office building on Westlakes Science Park in Whitehaven.

Originally from Cumbria, Mark was educated at the highly respected Sheffield School of Architecture, part of the University of Sheffield. He then came to Manchester for professional training in 2004 and has lived in the area ever since – moving to the village of Cheadle in 2011.

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Whitfield Architects’ co-founder and business manager is Liane Baddeley, who has a background in marketing, business and journalism; and also worked for many years with her family’s property firm, Baddeleys Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Liane has a lifelong interest in buildings and a great deal of hands-on experience with renovation and design. She spent most of her childhood in rural Lancashire, before attending the University of Manchester (2000-2003), followed by postgraduate journalism studies (NCTJ) and roles at several publications and businesses.

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Our credentials

Mark is not only a member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB), but also the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – and we’re officially recognised as a RIBA Chartered Practice.

RIBA represents the premium standard of architecture in the UK, giving you peace of mind that your project will be properly handled; and a chartered architect can support you to proceed in line with planning laws and building regulations.

This keeps local authorities happy and can also make it much easier to sell your property in the future, with accurate paperwork to reassure potential buyers (and their solicitors and surveyors).

And, of course, you can expect a very impressive standard of design.

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Where are we?

Whitfield Architects is an independent architecture practice based in Cheadle, on the border of Cheshire and south Manchester.

We serve individuals and organisations all over the north west and its bordering regions, dealing with everything from planning permission applications in Bramhall to building regulations plans in Macclesfield.

Want to get to know us better? We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us.

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