Going back to our roots by James Hindley


When theCAVE was born back in 2010 we opened our first office at 38 Manchester Road Wilmslow.

As the company grew we moved to Alderley Edge in 2014 seeking more space and meeting facilities. Our continued growth has once again determined that we relocate.

we are now based at:

17 Manchester Road

The move to a Grade II listed building on Manchester Road provides us with the space to support our continued growth along with much improved meeting facilities and a larger studio space.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new studio.

theCAVE architecture + design scoop "best practice for a luxury dwelling" at Manchester Awards by James Hindley


theCAVE architecture + design are delighted to receive the award for “Best Architectural Practice for a Luxury Dwelling” at the Grafters 2019 awards.

The event hosted at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel celebrates the very best of North West construction.

We are proud that the efforts of our team are recognised and extend our congratulations to our consultants and partners in the industry who help deliver the projects we work so hard on.

the Grafters Awards 2019

theCAVE architecture + design are now an RIBA Chartered Practice by James Hindley


theCAVE architecture + design are now listed with the Royal Institute of British Architects' register of Chartered Practices.

As a Chartered Practice, we are compelled to comply with strict criteria. Registering as an RIBA Chartered Practice is our commitment to delivering the highest professional, ethical and best practice standards in architecture.

The scheme ensures that all accredited members work to a common set of standards and have in place:

  • appropriate professional indemnity insurance

  • quality management systems

  • health and safety policy

  • employment policy addressing the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment

  • continuing professional development for all staff

  • a written environmental management policy

The RIBA also provide resources client’s will find useful on the link below.

Northern Design Awards 2018 Finalists by James Hindley


theCAVE architecture + design were delighted to be shortlisted finalists in this years Northern Design Awards. The event was hosted at Manchester’s Principal Hotel on Friday 16th November 2018.

Architects, Interior Designers and Designer Makers met for the 16th Annual Norther Design Awards hosted by Wayne Hemmingway MBE.

theCAVE were shortlisted as finalists for two categories;
Best Residential Build &
Best Residential Architect


IT'S A CARVE OFF by James Hindley


On Tuesday 30th October 2018 The Bubble Room, Alderley Edge will host the pumpkin carving contest between theCAVE and Artez.
The challenge was thrown down by theCAVE on instagram last week and promptly accepted by Artez MD Mike Banton.

The Bubble Room will judge the efforts of both teams and announce the winner. First place will will a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne kindly provided by The Bubble Room. The entrants and the winner will be featured on our instagram account following the event.


Meet the new face of Reynaers at Home by James Hindley


SEVENDIALS | PRESTBURY has been featured by Reynaers at Home, The domestic division of Reynaers Aluminium. Reynaers is a global aluminium window manufacturer based in Belgium and operating in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Reynaers at Home have selected the 600m2 Cheshire Residence as the masthead image on their website, showcasing the largest installation of Reynaers HI-FINITY sliding doors in the UK to date.


Work starts on site in Mobberley Cheshire by James Hindley

The inspiration behind the concept.

The inspiration behind the concept.

CGi illustration of the proposal.

CGi illustration of the proposal.

Work has begun on site in Mobberley, Cheshire. The construction of a contemporary iteration of a Scotts Crofters Cottage is underway. The new family home will make use of both ground source heat pump technology and an extensive photovoltaic array.


theCAVE architecture + design have been granted full planning permission for the renovation and remodelling of a bungalow in Wilmslow in just 4 weeks. The contemporary scheme proposes to remove the roof of the bungalow and insert a contemporary master bedroom pod at first floor level. The project seeks to transform the uninspiring bungalow.