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Business Description

We’re Willma Works, an architecture and multi-disciplinary design studio based in Liverpool. We work throughout the North West and North Wales.

Established in 2022 by architect Alex Williams, Willma Works is the culmination of award-winning practice and higher education teaching experience.


• Small to medium sized residential and commercial projects.
• Adaptation and retrofit of existing buildings.
• Environmentally conscious new buildings.
• Community consultation and participation.
• Interior and furniture design.
• Architectural education.


• By tailoring our services to you and your aims.
• With patient, open, and honest communication.
• Clear and transparent pricing.

If you have a project in mind, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

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c/o DoES Liverpool, 68-76 Kempston Street, Liverpool

L3 8HL
United Kingdom
Mill Farmhouse

residential / commercial / adaptive re-use

Owned by the same family for over 100 years, the Clients wanted to redevelop the farmhouse to provide B&B guesthouse accommodation. Envisaged as a ‘lifestyle business’ the brief asked for a balance between guest and private accommodation that capitalised on the rural and riverside context.

Having been extended in an ad hoc manner during the working life of the farm, the internal layout was rationalised in combination with carefully considered extensions. New interventions also included a bridge and summerhouse within the extensive garden. The Clients embraced renewable technologies (air source heat pump and a floor standing solar array) and retrofit measures to improve the building’s thermal performance.

Full planning permission was obtained in 2014. Undertaken as a self-build project, Willma Works provided support during the planning, building regulations and construction phases. The works were completed in 2020.

Bridge 5 Mill

commercial / adaptive re-use

In 2021, Carbon Co-op acquired new office space in Bridge 5 Mill. The new office needed to deliver an inviting and flexible workspace that was timber focussed with sustainable materials used throughout. The space has been reconfigured to provide a range of working environments for individual and group working.

The existing steel structure necessitated bespoke furniture design to accommodate up to 14 desk spaces. We worked closely with the furniture makers to deliver a modular solution that was quick to manufacture and install.

A range of existing furniture items were also transformed to suit the new space (rather than buy new). The fit-out is still ongoing.

White House

domestic / retrofit / interior design

Underutilised rooms, high traffic areas and lack of storage will be reconfigured to create functional and sociable spaces. Key design moves include an open plan kitchen and dining area with a visual and physical garden connection. The former breakfast area becomes a boot room and utility space with a new WC. The property will be futureproofed by adding a ground floor bedroom, wet room and retrofit elements.

Retrofit measures will include new windows and external doors, airtightness works, insulating lime plasters and continuous mechanical extract ventilation.

Willma Works has provided briefing, concept, interior and detailed design as well as tender services. The project is currently at tender stage and Willma Works will provide ongoing site support during the construction phase.

Project starting on site in Summer 2024.

Alex Williams
Architect / Director