.......latest news

We are currently enjoying working on or adjacent to some landmark buildings. The Parade Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury dates from 1830 and was originally the Royal Salop Infirmary for which we are preparing drawings for some refurbishment work.

We have submitted a planning application for an extension to The Castle Country Club to provide an increased gym and a new 25m exercise pool. This is adjacent to Rowton Castle which was once the home of  The Royal Normal College for the Blind and was built in the 17th Century on the site of an earlier castle.

On the Isle of Man we have been commissioned to carry out an architectural assessment and measured survey of The Castle Mona which was built in 1804 for the 4th Duke of Atholl. The architect was George Steuart and his two most notable buildings were St. Chads in Shrewsbury and Attingham Hall in Atcham both of which are within 15 miles of this office!

Also in hand at the moment is a feasibility for a mixed retail and apartment scheme in Eccles, Greater Manchester leading up to a planning application in the near future.

Welcome to Ochre Building Design!

As a practice we are committed to providing cost effective, workable solutions combined with a strong awareness of environmental issues. 

We pride ourselves in delivering creative and imaginative solutions with a strong emphasis on practicality and realism and, above all, establishing a lasting relationship with our Clients.

As well as the design role we also carry out project management with either traditional or contractor led design and build procurement methods.

We continue to develop new services and skills to provide a reliable and informed consultancy.  

About Our Practice

Graham Burns founded the company in 2006 as a continuation of his role as Design Director for an Isle of Man based development company.

The practice enjoys working in most building sectors from one-off houses, social and private housing developments, industrial, office and nursing care projects.

We can assist either by providing a planning consultancy service or a full architectural service, managing a project from inception through to practical completion and beyond, or we can use specific skills and experience as your consultant for any part of the building process.

Our Experience

You can view a summary of projects we have completed, or are currently involved in, on our Our Experience page - this is only a snapshot of the types of work covered however and we would gladly take the opportunity to demonstrate further examples of projects completed if you would care to know more. Please feel free to contact us with any queries.

Our Portfolio

They say a picture is worth a thousand words - come see a visual portfolio of some of our past and present projects in our Building Design Portfolio. All the projects shown here have either been carried out by Ochre Design or where the Practice Principal has held a leading role in their development. There are no generic library pictures included. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on any part of the service we offer or how we could help you with a building design project, please feel free to get in touch. We would love to hear from you, and you can find our telephone, email and postal details on our Contact Us page.

...we pride ourselves in always aiming to deliver creative and imaginative solutions with a strong emphasis on practicality and functionality within budget and programme and, above all, establishing a lasting relationship with our Clients...