Frank Ellis BA(Hons), MArch RIBA
Associate, Architect and Principal Designer

Frank has successfully completed the RIBA Principal Designer course and examination, giving him the competency to deliver this role alongside his main job function as a senior architect. Whilst fully competent and experienced throughout all RIBA work stages, Frank has a very strong technical background with wide-ranging project delivery experience.Frank is a highly skilled architect, with capable expertise in leading projects from early design stage, particularly through the space planning process.  He is fully proficient in 3D BIM, liaising confidently with the client, design team and contractors.  Frank has been involved with numerous projects from small refurbishment schemes to large scale whole hospital developments, for various NHS clients, working with a range of stakeholders.

Frank was project architect for the new £10m Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in Hull. This is a pioneering development for the NHS and wider stakeholders within Hull, aiming to support people away from a traditional acute hospital setting, closer to home, offering a range of healthcare facilities including diagnostics and outpatient clinics. Prior to this, Frank led the Mitford Autism Unit project, a 15 bed unit for adults with severe autism spectrum disorders on the Northgate Hospital site in Northumberland. This project has required an incredibly sensitive approach to its brief development and detailed design. The project won Best Mental Health Development at the Building Better Healthcare Awards, 2017.

From 2007 to 2011, Frank was involved in the design and delivery of the multi-award winning Ferndene, a Children and Young People’s Centre in Northumberland; a flagship 40 bed inpatient unit and education facility.

Mitford Autism Unit – winner of Best Mental Health Development at Building Better Healthcare Awards 2017;

Roker and Mowbray Dementia Care Centre is the first NHS building to achieve the Gold Award from Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre

“It is truly magnificent. You can be justly proud. Visitors, patients and staff have been surprised and delighted. I would be happy if you could accept a simple, heartfelt, THANK YOU.” – Tony Railton, Trust Project Director, Roker & Mowbray Dementia Care Centre