Experienced architect joins Cassidy + Ashton

Architect Matthew Thompson has joined the Preston office of architectural, planning and building surveying practice, Cassidy + Ashton.

Matthew joins the practice from Firth Architects in Lytham, where he specialised in the design of luxury residential developments, bespoke ‘one-off’ high-valued houses and working on residential projects including house extensions, renovations and new builds.

He also holds a keen interest in heritage and listed buildings, with experience in designing renovations involving the adaptation of old commercial buildings for residential use or to provide a more contemporary purpose.

His conservation work includes residential projects in the Lake District National Park as well as the complete. renovation of his own home, a 200-year-old cottage in the Trough of Bowland.

In his new role, he will cover a wide range of residential and commercial client projects.

Alistair Baines, chairman of Cassidy + Ashton said: “Matthew is a valuable addition to our architecture and design team, and we all welcome him to the practice. Not only does he have experience in the residential sector and working on historic properties, Matthew has a highly technical background which is a great attribute to an architect’s profession."

Matthew said: "I am really pleased to have joined the team at Cassidy + Ashton and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of a supportive and established practice with a very high standard of design.

"I take great pride in appreciating the precision of detailing and craftsmanship in my role as an architect and value the success of breathing new life into old buildings.

"I’m always learning and developing my knowledge across a variety of different sectors and disciplines and working at Cassidy + Ashton will give me the opportunity to expand my skillset and my experience as I further my career as an architect."

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