i-architect provides a personal architectural service that puts you in control of how much you spend. You can choose as many of our services that you need to suit you and your project.
With years of experience in residential property design and a strong background in commercial and public sector projects, lead architect, Jane Leach, brings a reliable and proven practice to your project.
Jane is experienced in managing projects from conception and design through to construction on projects valued from £50K to £28M. She can deal with all paperwork from planning permission to contracting builders and put together a multi-disciplinary team to take on even the largest of projects.
An expert in stylish design, especially cutting edge contemporary, Jane designed the Milan flagship store interior and special furniture for Tous, the Catalan Jewellery chain, and will apply the same care and attention to your design needs, working to create your perfect space, whether you are looking for a house extension, a commercial conversion or a school remodelling.
Through space efficient design it is possible to achieve more functional spaces at a lower cost. Working with the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Jane designed their first close call house at a saving of £100,000 compared to designs by other companies, while providing more facilities in an attractive and user friendly layout.
Based in Chorlton, South Manchester, Jane is an Eco-refurbisher registered with the Green Register and can advise on energy efficiency measures that suit you and your property.
Private Residential – New Build, Extension, Conversion, Remodelling
Community Buildings - Sport , Leisure and Culture
Education Buildings - pre-school to high school
Green Register Listed Eco Refurbisher
RIBA Conservation Register Registrant
"i-architect provided me with a Home Consultation and Feasibility Study. Their service was excellent, and I was particularly impressed with my architect’s professional approach and enthusiasm for the project.’"
Helen Nicolson, Homeowner, South Manchester
“Jane always strives to gain the best design solution and her knowledge helps maintain the delicate balance between good design, buildability and cost. She is personable, hardworking and driven and I would be more than happy to work with Jane in the future.”
Project Manager, Balfour Beatty
“Jane proved to be an exceptionally committed and hardworking member of my team, who always met the tight deadlines set for her. As an Architect, Jane was well organised and thorough and approached every problem with creativity and enthusiasm.”
Gareth Banks, Regional Director Aedas
"Was lovely to meet you last week and you have certainly given us plenty to think about. Thank you for your help, it has been invaluable."
Private Homeowner, Kettleshulme
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" As a designer I'm passionate about creating spaces that are both comfortable and uplifting to be in. My designs are sensitive to the people that use them and the places they're in.
I take inspiration from local textures, colours, patterns and forms. When choosing materials I prefer to use natural or hi-tech materials which are kind to the environment by being from renewable sources and non-toxic in use.
The spaces I design are shaped by the views, sunlight and the needs of the people who are going to use them. I think it's important to design spaces that are flexible so that they can adapt to changing needs."
Jane Leach, Principal Architect
These key values are applied to all our designs: