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  • [design] Town Centre Art Gallery

    [Sept 2015 - John McCall Architects - RIBA Stages 2-3 - Planning Permission] JMA had been contacted by direct commission, I was tasked with the detailed preparation and submission of planning documents, including a detailed conservation statement, for upgrades to The Chapel Gallery in Ormskirk. While my involvement was limited in the initial stages, my detailed work to help it reach planning helped solidify and finalise concepts, ensuring a light-touch approach was adopted to save and display features of this historic building that highlights the entrance into Ormskirk Town Centre. Despite the boldness of a proposal that introduces a glazed lift-house to enable disabled access within the building without disturbing the plan, the planning application was approved quickly and without issue.