William Best

Architect

Experience

Detail from Elsie Whiteley Mill

As a result of my previous roles working for two well established practices in Leeds and London I am able to draw on my experience which included taking a lead role in projects valued between half a million and seventy million pounds.

These projects were mainly in the fields of refurbishment, regeneration and conservation, community and housing, commercial, and further education. This experience now enables me to provide what I consider to be a service, which is creative, efficient and pragmatic for a project regardless of scale including small domestic alterations.

In 2005 I took part in and appeared on Channel Four’s documentary series "Kevin McCloud’s Big Town Plan" as one of the architects engaged on the Castleford Community Regeneration project. Here I was able to draw on my experience working with Communities on Estate Action programmes in London in the 1980s and 90s to help the local communities realise some of their dreams.

 

 

Qualifications and membership bodies

Bill Best

BSc Architecture, RIBA Part One, Bath University 1977

B Architecture, RIBA Part Two, Bath University 1979

Architects Registration Board Number 049581F

RIBA Chartered Membership Number 6220222

 

Projects

Refurbishment of Barnsley Civic* Extension and Alterations to Moorside Cottages, Slaithwaite Refurbishment of Elsie Whiteley Mill, Halifax* Alteration to Chapel House, Pole Moor, Huddersfield Refurbishment of Queen Sq for Leeds Metropolitan University* Extension and alterations to house in Moorside Lane, Slaithwaite Refurbishment of Barnsley Civic, historic Eldon St frontage* New access to Queen's Sq for Leeds Metropolitan University* Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds* New assembly rooms, Barnsley Civic*