Obituary - Arthur H Hope FRIBA 1922 - 2010
Arthur H Hope was the last surviving family member of the firm and was the eldest son of Arthur John Hope, FRIBA, Architect and Structural Engineer of the Manchester Royal Exchange.
Arthur Haywood Hope was born in 1922 and in 1939 commenced studies Architecture at Cambridge. After serving in the Military Police during the Second World War in India under Lord Mountbatten he returned to Bolton to complete his Architectural training followed by a position in the family firm. His brother, John joined him in that profession a few years later. After the death of his father whilst still in service, A H Hope became a junior partner, rising to senior Partner and finally retiring in 1982 and moving to Devon. Amongst his contributions to the Architectural Scene were Salford Police Station, Burnley Police Station and Law Courts, the Danish Food Centre in Manchester, apart from many significant industrial developments and National Health projects. Arthur H Hope remained alert and active with many interests including being a trustee of the Bradshaw Gass Trust, which still exists to administer support and funding for the Arts, Architectural Education and Local Charities.
Arthur Haywood Hope died peacefully at his home in Devon on 7th September 2010, aged 88 years. Those who knew him would want to share in condolences with his wife, Pippa and their family. The Hope family has left a lasting impression on the lives and history of those in Bolton and in the realm of Architecture and the Construction history of the North West.