David Morley Architects

Victoria Ridgewell

Senior Architect

Victoria graduated from the University of Brighton with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994.  While completing her year out practical experience at the PRC Partnership, she worked on a variety of housing, industrial and healthcare projects gaining all-round experience of architectural practice, building construction and site operations. She obtained her Diploma in Architecture in 1997 and joined the A&Q Partnership where she completed her RIBA Part 3 (professional practice) at the University of Westminster.  She gained valuable experience in refurbishment work and alterations to listed and conservation area buildings.  Projects included commercial and high spec office and retail refurbishments and fit-outs and private residences.

In 2001 Victoria joined David Morley Architects where she has contributed to a number of projects within the healthcare sector.  These include Phase 1 of the redevelopment of West Norwich Hospital for Norwich Primary Care Trust, a reconfiguration of an existing hospital site for rehabilitation in-patient and out-patient services.  She also worked as Project Co-ordinator on the £185m PSC-Design Exemplar for Kings Mill Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital in Nottinghamshire.  Her role extended to detailed user consultation with women’s and children’s services for the new Women’s and Children’s Centre. Victoria has been a team member on other projects including the £45m PFI project for Manor Hospital, Walsall (Design Exemplar) and St. Mary’s Hospital Masterplan. 

On her return from maternity leave Victoria was project architect for a feasibility study for refurbishing ward accommodation at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital and more recently design proposals for the refurbishment of an  18th century townhouse in Harley Street, London into state of the art facilities including day surgery, screening and outpatient services for Renaissance Healthcare Ltd.

Victoria has worked on a number of other non-healthcare projects.  She was project architect on the Centre for the Two St. James, a community centre for two churches in Gerrards Cross which included a multi-purpose hall together with crèche and ancillary facilities.  She worked on design proposals for a Café with roof level terrace that also housed a Transformer room and public toilets at Marlborough Gate in Kensington Gardens, London for Birse metro and the Royal Parks.  The project was on a sensitive site being adjacent to both a historic monument and listed buildings.  She worked on the external envelope for the Lee Valley Regional Athletics Centre, and on the Rolle Building, Plymouth University.

Victoria is currently project architect on the refurbishment of the former Fish and Coal offices into new office and retail space at Kings Cross for Argent. 

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