About

At Nick Moss Architects our mission is to bring the buildings and places around us to life, whether designing something new or looking for ways to restore the assets that already exist.  We excel at finding a creative and practical solution for every project, and our experience ranges from restoring hidden gems through to reshaping key parts of our towns and cities.

Our designs interact beautifully with their environment because we are passionate about local context – we believe in enhancing community, culture and place.  We work closely with our clients to meet the challenges of our built environment today, blending the best traditional and modern methods. And, of course, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. 

We deliver stunning buildings and places.

Practice Leaders

Nick Moss / Practice Founder

Nick has been an architect for more than 20 years. He worked for Manchester-based practices Stephenson and Bell for almost nine years and later Hodder + Partners before setting up his own practice, originally known as Sixtwo Architects, in 2012.

Working predominantly in the north west, Nick has worked on several notable projects including Stubbs Mill, Foundry and the Toastrack.

Nick is the immediate past president of the Manchester Society of Architects and has also been a tutor at the University of Liverpool.

Tom Goldthorpe / Associate Director

Tom has been an architect for more than 20 years. He spent the early part of his career at Nightingale Associates, before moving to Denton Corker Marshall and later Hodder+Partners where he was associate director for 12 years.

Throughout his career, Tom has been involved in the design of public buildings, as well as numerous large scale student accommodation, hotel and residential blocks in the north west, including the conversion of Brunswick Mill and the redevelopment of the award-winning Duncan House. He was also involved in the redevelopment of the Athletes’ Village in Stratford, London post the 2012 Olympics.

Jon Sawyer / Strategic Advisor

Jon has over 20 years of experience working nationally in housing and regeneration. He has held senior roles at kpmg, property developer igloo and Manchester city council. He has also held board positions at housing organisations including Darlington building society and Nottingham City Homes and chaired the North East Lincolnshire Strategic Housing Partnership and HouseMark.

Barbara Iddon / Practice Manager

Barbara has over thirty years’ experience in the fields of strategy, policy, managing projects and communication.  After working as a Community Development Co-ordinator for the Borough of Oldham, she held a position as a Communication and Place Identity Strategist at Agency Spring in Manchester.  She is currently a director and co-founder of Agency Psi- an agency that focuses on construction industry marketing and sales support with expertise in architects/specifiers. She is also a writer, qualified counsellor and social scientist.

Barbara Iddon

What people have to say...

“One of Manchester’s best and brightest”

“I’m an admirer of both your work and more particularly the spirit that produces it”

“The new is as functional and straightforward as the old and the two co-exist in a clever and respectful composition to form a wonderful workplace”

“This project reveals considerable skill and delight in detailing within a tight budget. There’s an authenticity to the interventions which never jar with the Victorian fabric, giving the building another, equally valid existence”

“We combine cutting edge creativity and commerciality”

“Passionate, but coolheaded, creative but with clear tangible benefits, Nick Moss Architects always deliver true to their ethos”

“Head and shoulders above the competition ;-)”

“Nick Moss Architects are the future of Northern Architecture”

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