"MADE IN MANCHESTER."

Staying true to the roots of the man himself, all Private White V.C. clothing is manufactured in the same factory in Manchester where Jack originally started his apprenticeship after WWI, and which he later became owner of.

The factory, known to many in the industry as Cooper & Stollbrand, is staffed by a great number of local people who have seen the comings and goings of life there over many years. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters have all worked together, with the factory playing a focal point in their lives and that of the local community.

Keeping with tradition, all the materials are sourced locally where possible with the majority of cloth being supplied from the mills in the surrounding area. These too have a wealth of history behind them and a trading relationship with the factory going back to Jack White’s days.

For the First Floor I want to create a simple space with focusing on a coffee bar and magazine store. This floor will mainly for be the public or customers to relax either waiting for a garment to be made or to just simply have a coffee and relax. Creating voids in both ground and first floor will enable people to have a glimpse at whats going on each floor. This floor will have a simply layout, as the main focus is on the the other two floors. It will still have detailed interior to follow on throughout the building. I will put the public toilets on this floor as well as a disabled toilet, also I will  have a small storage room for both coffee and magazine shop. For the First Floor I want to create a simple space with focusing on a coffee bar and magazine store. This floor will mainly for be the public or customers to relax either waiting for a garment to be made or to just simply have a coffee and relax. Creating voids in both ground and first floor will enable people to have a glimpse at whats going on each floor. This floor will have a simply layout, as the main focus is on the the other two floors. It will still have detailed interior to follow on throughout the building. I will put the public toilets on this floor as well as a disabled toilet, also I will  have a small storage room for both coffee and magazine shop. 
As the ground Floor will be the entrance to the building I want the main focus to be here. It will have a shop area where people can purchase one off piece items, it will be more of a concept store with an installation piece in one window, this will attract customers to come in when passing by. The shop floor will be more of a showroom for the brand Private White. As there will also be an open mezzanine to the lower ground this is for the public to be able to see how the garments are made. As the ground Floor will be the entrance to the building I want the main focus to be here. It will have a shop area where people can purchase one off piece items, it will be more of a concept store with an installation piece in one window, this will attract customers to come in when passing by. The shop floor will be more of a showroom for the brand Private White. As there will also be an open mezzanine to the lower ground this is for the public to be able to see how the garments are made. 
For the Lower Ground Floor I want to create a workshop area, for staff only. This will be a small scale factory version but inside the building. As it is a little workshop, only a  low turn over of stock each day will be made. I decided to have this inside the building, to give an idea into the company Private White VC, which is all about locally handmade products. For the workshop I will need work stations for staff to be able to use, space to have different machines, I will need a lot a storage for materials and equipment. I will also have a small staffroom and toilet for staff to use so they don’t need to keep going to other floors. As this floor will only be used by staff Ive decided to make the most of the space by just keeping the fire escape stairs for access to other floors. Unlike the usual factory/ workshop, It will be a much more tidy, sophisticated place as it will be viewed by the public.
Similar to how we look down onto the fashion floor and see the students working this is how I want the public to view the staff in the workshop. For the Lower Ground Floor I want to create a workshop area, for staff only. This will be a small scale factory version but inside the building. As it is a little workshop, only a  low turn over of stock each day will be made. I decided to have this inside the building, to give an idea into the company Private White VC, which is all about locally handmade products. For the workshop I will need work stations for staff to be able to use, space to have different machines, I will need a lot a storage for materials and equipment. I will also have a small staffroom and toilet for staff to use so they don’t need to keep going to other floors. As this floor will only be used by staff Ive decided to make the most of the space by just keeping the fire escape stairs for access to other floors. Unlike the usual factory/ workshop, It will be a much more tidy, sophisticated place as it will be viewed by the public.
Similar to how we look down onto the fashion floor and see the students working this is how I want the public to view the staff in the workshop. 
For the interior of the building I want it to all be open, so it is visible throughout each floor. 
I want to really open up the building by having a massive entrance for public to entire and creating large window displays on either side to really attract the public in. 
PRIVATE WHITE VC.
Inspired by family heritage and born out of a devotion to British manufacturing, Private White V.C. is committed to producing quality everyday menswear using the finest British materials and craftsmanship. The collection is designed by former head of Dunhill menswear, Nick Ashley and directly influenced by Jack White’s own wardrobe. The result is wearable contemporary garments which balance both timeless style and functionality.
As the building is to represent Manchester I have decide to focus on this Brand as I feel it has strong ethos and would be able to create a space suitable. PRIVATE WHITE VC.
Inspired by family heritage and born out of a devotion to British manufacturing, Private White V.C. is committed to producing quality everyday menswear using the finest British materials and craftsmanship. The collection is designed by former head of Dunhill menswear, Nick Ashley and directly influenced by Jack White’s own wardrobe. The result is wearable contemporary garments which balance both timeless style and functionality.
As the building is to represent Manchester I have decide to focus on this Brand as I feel it has strong ethos and would be able to create a space suitable. 
The building that we are focussing on this year as the base to our project is the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist which is situated on Peter Street in the centre of Manchester. 
The area surrounding the building is a very affluent area surrounded by bars, music venues and hotels. I want to create a building that has a relationship with the onside area but also bringing something new and innovative.The building that we are focussing on this year as the base to our project is the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist which is situated on Peter Street in the centre of Manchester. 
The area surrounding the building is a very affluent area surrounded by bars, music venues and hotels. I want to create a building that has a relationship with the onside area but also bringing something new and innovative.

"This is Manchester.
We do things differently here."

— I have decided to focus into creating a building to represent Manchester. I initially researched into the Cotton Industry as this is something I am interested in. Manchester was the international centre of the cotton and textile trade industry during the 19th Century. Today, Manchester still is a city shaped by cotton, with the likes of big department/ high street stores around the city, to the more smaller independent local shops. I want to focus on the latter, this could be a good interpretation of incorporating Manchester into my building. 

The start of second year. Building upon skills and approaches introduced in year 1, this unit explores specific aspects and occupations in interior design. This unit will give consideration to how to occupy spaces and will refine my planning of interior with specific help from the AJ metric handbook and building regulations. 
For this project we have been given plans to our host building and given the opportunity to design the interior architecturally either into a design school or into a building which reflects Manchester in one way or another.