VISITORS are invited to explore three of Ellesmere Port’s most iconic buildings and meet the architects who designed them.
West Cheshire College’s campus, the recently renovated Trinity Methodist Church and the National Waterways Museum will all open their doors for the Meet the Architect event on Saturday, June 23.
The free opening is part of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Love Architecture Festival from June 15-24.
Guests will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the venues and find out more about the ideas behind them.
Ellesmere Port mayor Pat Merrick said: “This event provides both local residents and visitors the opportunity to explore and celebrate the architecture that makes up our town, some of which people might not know exists.
“Having the architect on-hand to guide people through will enable visitors to get a thorough understanding of the complexity of designing and building structures through the ages.”
West Cheshire College’s family fun day includes a guided tour by Bond Bryan Architects, covering the 12,240sq m rotunda that stands 88ft high, a replica aircraft cabin for travel and tourism students, a patient simulator for health and social care students, 150-seat theatre and fitness suite.
Trinity Methodist Church will invite the public to discover its newly refurbished worship, event and gathering space with Sally-Anne Beesley, architect with Bradshaw, Gass and Hope LLP.
At the National Waterways Museum, volunteer Norman Stainthorp will give tours of the 7.5-acre site.
West Cheshire College will be open from 10am to 2pm, with tours at 11am and 1.30pm. To book, call 01244 656100 or email email@example.com.
The National Waterways Museum will run a tour at 1pm. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Methodist Church will be open from 10am to 4pm and there is no need to book.