If you are planning a development or thinking about extending your home (extensions over 100m2 ) you want to act quickly. Gloucestershires local authorities ( including Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council & Tewkesbury Borough Council are implementing CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy)). This charging schedule from early 2019 with a fixed date is yet to be confirmed. Cotswold District Council who adopted their new local plan on the 3rd August have confirmed that CIL will be payable on qualifying development from the 1st April 2019. CIL is
Following the great success and promotion of Hereford FC last season and with their tremendous start to this season, RRA is delighted to continue to be short sponsors and support the Bulls. We are looking forward to another very exciting league campaign.
Conservation repair works have started on the Grade II* listed St. Michael and All Angels Church in Herefordshire. The grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will address the major repairs needed to the tower, the roofs, rainwater goods, stonework, the porch, several windows, internal walls and ceilings, and electrics. The project started with excavations for a French drain where the contractors, watched over by an Archaeologist, discovered a previous building or an earlier phase to the 12th Century Church. In
… the circus is coming to town for one night only at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire on 22nd September; and, this year RRA is very proud to be one of the sponsors. Over the years the Pied Piper Balls have earned a reputation as some of the very best events in the Gloucestershire social calendar and this year’s promises to be the most spectacular of all. With the fabulous Chip Shop Boys providing the entertainment, it’s going to be worth dusting
RRA is working with our developer client on this new-build, five-unit, residential development in South-East London. The design considers the massing and form of the adjacent buildings and, in a contemporary manner, produces a building that sits very well in its context. The project is currently being evaluated for viability and we hope to be discussing it with the local authority in the next few weeks.
Read RRA Architect’s latest article in, Business and Innovation Magazine, discussing the benefits of thinking ‘outside of the box’ when looking for commercial premises. The article highlights a number of RRA’s successful projects over the past years and demonstrates the added value of employing an architect. Click to read the full Business & Innovations online magazine, the new issue comes out on the 4th September, or for a sneaky peek of our article visit RRA news.
RRA is very proud to sponsor the ‘City’ category in a new charitable art competition designed around celebrating Herefordshire. The competition, organised by Harrison Clark Rickerbys, will run from Monday 3rd September until Friday 19th October, with judging in November. There will be two age groups, Junior (8-14years) and Adult (15+) in each of the five categories; City, Leisure, Portrait, Landscape and Wildcard. Each participant will need to submit an original piece of artwork along with the completed sentence ‘Herefordshire is my passion because…’Entry forms
The Chancellor of the Diocese of Gloucester has passed judgement giving the go-ahead for RRA’s innovative new plans for the reordering of St. Philips and St. James Church, Leckhampton. The controversial plans made national news with it’s contemporary vision for the church with the removal of some of the Victorian pews. The Chancellor paid tribute to the Parish Council and design team, stating the application was a “… text book example of a well thought-out plan, meeting the needs and
Not everyone is going back to school though, RRA’s Marketer, Rachel Palmer, has completed her Msc studies. According to Rachel, “It was great to be back at University after 20 or so years away. I would definitely recommend being a mature student.” Rachel thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and appreciated the opportunity saying “I realise I am very lucky to work for a supportive company, who were prepared to allow me the time to complete my studies. I wouldn’t have been