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Mistry Swire architects, an exciting new architectural practice established by Jay Mistry and Eleanor Swire in 2021. 


Our studio, which is in Cheadle Village, Stockport, has a reputation for designing unique and considered spaces: in June 2022 we were delighted to win a Manchester Society of Architects award for our first project together and since then we have built a portfolio of successful projects

and happy clients. 


Specialising in contemporary buildings and interiors, we always respond to the wishes and budgets of our clients: our aim is to create spaces which will last and be enjoyed by the people who use them.


We can provide a complete package of architectural and interior design services, covering the feasibility, design, technical and construction stages of work to realise your ideal living space. Or, if you prefer, we can simply address individual phases of work to suit your project and requirements. 


We know our clients need us to communicate clearly and regularly. Alongside detailed architectural drawings, we present our ideas through sketches, physical models and digital 3D models. Our projects are denoted by a sensibility to considered materials and meticulous detailing and we work with a robust palette of responsibly sourced natural materials.


Our projects exemplify our ethos that architecture should blend happily with its context, reflecting the culture and history of its surroundings. Harmony and integrity are key and we work to create designs which have a sense of place. 


This emphasis on harmony and integrity is also key to our choice of building materials; construction uses precious natural resources and we do not waste them, where we can we re-use existing materials. In the same way we will not suggest alterations which are not needed, sometimes a simple re-modelling or a few well-judged alterations can work wonders, saving our clients’ money and minimising the disruption to their lives. 


We value buildings and interiors which are beautiful, but we always seek longevity, durability and efficiency. 


Every project is approached on its own terms. As our client you will have our total focus as we work with specialist suppliers and a network of trusted consultants, contractors and crafts-people to achieve your unique design solution.


Jay Mistry


BArch, DipArch, ARB

Jay has significant experience gained from a range of projects across the residential, extra care, education and heritage sectors. 


He was a project architect for OMI Architects in Manchester for seven years, delivering a number of residential projects ranging from private housing and supported living schemes, to city-centre apartments. Prior to setting up Mistry Swire architects, Jay was an Associate at DK-Architects in Liverpool.

Jay completed his RIBA Parts 1 & 2 at the University of Nottingham. Graduating with distinction, his final year thesis project was shortlisted for the RIBA President's Silver Medal student award.

Jay regularly collaborates with the Manchester School of Architecture, ensuring his architectural perspectives are continually challenged and refreshed. He is a visiting tutor within the Continuity in Architecture and PRAXXIS Ateliers. 

Eleanor Swire


BA(Hons), BArch, ARB

Eleanor completed her RIBA Parts 1 & 2 at Manchester School of Architecture, where she graduated with distinction. She worked together with Jay at OMI Architects before joining Stephenson STUDIO in 2013.


​Eleanor’s main area of expertise and experience is the repurposing of heritage buildings. Notable projects include Finlays Warehouse - the conversion of a former Grade II listed cotton warehouse which won a RIBA national award in 2017. Also, working with Urban Splash, the transformation of the Grade II* listed Brownsfield Mill in Ancoats into a prestigious residential development now known as AVRO which was recently awarded a RIBA North West Award 2023 and RIBA North West Conservation Award 2023.


Eleanor is committed to developing the next generation of architectural professionals. She maintains a strong connection with the Manchester School of Architecture, working as a visiting tutor within the Continuity in Architecture and PRAXXIS Ateliers.   

Lauren Brennan


BArch (Hons), DipArch, ARB

Lauren joined Mistry Swire architects in December 2023 and has brought a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. Before she joined us, she worked in Edinburgh at Reiach and Hall, a highly regarded practice which has received multiple nominations for the Stirling Prize. While at Reiach

and Hall Lauren’s key projects included an extension and refurbishment of the Kilmartin Museum (a working museum set within a site of archaeological significance in Argyll and Bute) and an extension and complete reconfiguration of the campus buildings of King College University Aberdeen. 

She has previously worked at Arup, Purcell and DK-Architects where she worked on various scale residential and conservation projects. 

Lauren studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow where she completed her RIBA Parts 1 & 2. Alongside architecture, she designs and makes bespoke furniture.


2022 | Photography Studio, Lytham St Annes

Small Project of the Year, Manchester Society of Architects Award

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