Meet the Team
Michael joined Cassidy + Ashton as a Chartered Architect in 1978 having previously worked for Lancashire County Council.
He became an equity partner in 1986, and was elected as Senior Partner/Chairman in April, 2004, before becoming a consultant to the practice from 2014.
Michael is an RIBA accredited specialist conservation architect, a qualification recognised by Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out grant aided projects to listed buildings.
He is currently the Chairman of the North West Historic Churches Committee responsible for all ecclesiastical applications involving changes to Roman Catholic Listed Churches in the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Dioceses of Salford, Lancaster and Shrewsbury.
Michael has worked on a varied portfolio of projects during his career, including: educational, ecclesiastical, residential, recreational, commercial, retail and defence projects. In more recent years, he has developed a considerable experience in both education and conservation based projects.
His major clients included: Blackburn Diocese, Liverpool Archdiocese, Salford Diocese, Lancaster Diocese, The Methodist Church, University of Central Lancashire, Stonyhurst College, BAE Systems, Tesco plc, Brookhouse plc and James Hall (Southport) Ltd (more commonly known as Spar).
Michael has also held the following appointments:
Approved Architect to Blackburn and Carlisle DAC’s, (Diocesan Advisory Committee)
Professional Advisor to the Historic Churches Committee for the North West
Assessor to the RIBA Conservation Register
Cathedral Architect at the Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist, Salford
College Architect to Stonyhurst College, and St Mary’s Hall, Clitheroe.