Wignall & Moore is a RIBA Chartered practice that includes architects, designers and artisans. It produces expressive buildings, places and unique installations that aim to bring joy. The practice offers original designs based on an appreciation of, and sensitivity to, architecture, art and history.
Who we are
Established in 2017 by James and Bradley, the studio has six principal members with a wide range of interests, skills and ambitions. They are supported by a team of specialist collaborators operating between their central London design studio and Yorkshire workshops.
Chosen by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the world’s brightest young talents in Architecture. James trained in the UK, winning RIBA awards and nominations before qualifying at the University of Cambridge. James has extensive experience with both artists and architects including Royal Academicians Thomas Heatherwick CBE and the late Will Alsop OBE.
Bradley grew up being trained by his father in a multi-generational family business of carpentry and construction. After training under leading British architect, Tony Fretton, he received his qualifications in architecture and engineering. Bradley has broad experience in bespoke residential projects, global briefs for a multinational design agency and leading civic projects for an AJ 100 practice.
The Museum of Innovation opens to the public!
National Museums Northern Ireland appointed Wignall & Moore to design & deliver the redevelopment of their Dalchoolin galleries at the Ulster Transport Museum. We are delighted with the completed galleries and had a fantastic time working with the NMNI team.
The galleries opened to the public for the start of the summer holiday period and have been generating rave reviews.
Christchurch tower is featured on modern house
One of our past projects, the interiors for Christchurch Tower, has been listed for sale on Modern House. Built on the site of a Franciscan monastery, Christchurch “Greyfriars” is a Sir Christopher Wren Church built after the devastation of the Great Fire of 1666.
It was said that anyone buried at Greyfriars would get passage past St Peter at the pearly gates no matter what earthly crimes they had committed.
The studio has longstanding affiliations in both the art and architecture sectors. On the one hand we are a RIBA Chartered architecture practice, on the other we have trained at the royal college of art. A number of our affiliations and past clients can be seen below.
Craft & Heritage
The appreciation of craft and heritage is at the heart of everything we do. Whether a bespoke joinery detail or the concept design for a public art commission, we are respectful of the past, knowing where we came from, but with the confidence to create something new.
Quality & Service
We are passionate about providing a professional service for our clients and have a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget. A well-considered approach to value is critical for any project, we take a holistic approach at each stage of a project to ensure that cost and quality are optimised.
“The ‘Museum of Innovation’ galleries at the Ulster Transport Museum are a strategically important project for National Museums NI. Wignall and Moore were appointed as designers and have delivered all that we were hoping for and more. They brought great vision and creative energy to the project and have been a pleasure to work with. There’s been a great team spirit throughout the development process – despite the pressures of a tight deadline.
Most importantly – our visitors love the new gallery. The Museum of Innovation is a significant step forward on our journey of transformation for the Ulster Transport Museum.”
William Blair, Director of Collections, NMNI
“One of the happiest building sites I’ve ever worked on. Wignall & Moore have design flair, an eye for detail and even more impressively the ability to keep morale and spirits high even during difficult construction works. As a project manager this is often the key to projects being delivered on time and on budget. Working closely with Wignall &Moore from conception to completion allowed for the project to run seamlessly, with every detail thought through and considered with the client’s best interests at heart.”
Grant Le Roy – Royal Warrant Holders K R Hannaford Ltd
“Working with Wignall & Moore was an exciting and rewarding experience. My project had been carefully planned and as a team they were thoughtful and reflective throughout. They created a wonderfully collaborative environment and managed their site team and the construction phase in a calm and respectful way. Their professionalism ensured that my project was delivered on time and to budget and I am delighted with the result.”
‘Wignall & Moore have been exemplary in delivering a truly unique gallery, the Cuming collection has been showcased with exception experiential impact yet balanced with appropriate contextual anchors’
Judy Aitken, Head Curator, London Borough of Southwark
“Having Brad, James and the team was a delight. They were very open, always including us in discussions regarding design ideas, materials, time scales etc. They are interested in the quirky and in less usual approaches and styles whilst still respectful of real-world constraints.”
“A mid-spring night’s dream. Cliché as it may be, that is the only way I can describe “The King and The Minotaur”. The fact is, 5 minutes inside and you forget all about London I felt like I was in someone’s cottage, ready to see meadows and lakes when the exit door opened. This was by far one of the most interesting, original and pleasurable experiences I’ve ever had here in London. Or anywhere else, for that matter…”
The King and The Minotaur, Critical review