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Contemporary kitchen extension with curved walls to link to the rest of the house.

Heart of the Home

  Having been recommended to use RRA by friends of theirs, our clients approached us last year to work with their Victorian semi-detached property in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. As with many of these Victorian properties the kitchen was a narrow, dark room with limited space, which, when the properties were built was solely used for kitchen purposes, bathing in front of the range every Sunday and never, ever, for entertaining guests. These days, however, the kitchen is the beating heart of the home

And shake!

Shaken Not Stirred

When RRA booked a Cocktail Masterclass at Malmaison in support of the Pied Piper Appeal we had no idea exactly what would be involved nor how much fun it would be. We gathered around one of Malmaison’s expert mixologists and our teacher for the evening, Tessa, in one of Malmaison’s private tasting rooms. Each of us stood in front of an assortment of glasses and very professional looking ‘things’. The table set for the evening in one of Malmaison’s private tasting rooms. The

RRA Dragonboat Team

Racing The Dragons 2019

“Let’s enter a team in the Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn’s Dragonboat Regatta this year” said RRA’s, Jon White. “Pardon?” we asked. “It’ll be great fun!” he promised. We had absolutely no idea what we were agreeing to when we murmured a tentative “erm, ok.” Of course once we had agreed there was no going back, especially when we found out the chosen beneficiary was one of our favourite charities, the Pied Piper Appeal, which raises money for children in hospital and special schools

RRA team and friends at Fresh: Art Fair 2019

Fresh Art Fair 2019

  If your idea of an art show is standing in a gallery looking at a dusty, dull picture – then Fresh: Art Fair is not what you expect. Fresh brings vibrant, exciting art of all types together to create an enormous, all encompassing extravaganza of pieces to immerse yourself in. From the joyful sculptures of giant dogs to delicate glass work, tiny exquisite paintings of goldfish emerging from the deep to huge canvases of blue skies – the level of talent

Work experience studentsWork experience students at RRA Architects

Architects For A Week

At RRA, we believe it is important for businesses and industries to encourage the next generation to make informed career choices. As such we regularly have work experience students in our offices. They don’t have an easy ride at RRA, the students are expected to work alongside our team to really understand what the job role involves. Along with experiencing the demands of the career it also gives the students experience of life in an office environment and interactions with

Plans for Beechcroft Holiday Homes in Herefordshire

Holiday Homes Get Approval

RRA  Customers Receive Planning Permission For Holiday Homes “We commissioned RRA to work on our project and design for us a scheme which would be sympathetic to the local Heritage. Alex Whibley and Alex Jones were exceptionally professional in their approach, efficient and responsive to the complexities of the planning rules and we were delighted with the scheme they designed. After much negotiation with RRA support we were successfully awarded planning consent, Thank you Alex and Alex and RRA” Stephanie and Jarrod Clay After

When choosing a home people are looking for more than just a place to live.

What People Want

“Ten Characteristics of Places where People want to Live” – What People Want The RIBA have recently published a paper detailing the top ten characteristics people desire when choosing their home. Using ten case studies, all based in the England, the research analysed the specific successful elements of these with a view to making recommendations for design, building methods and planning when developing future housing to improve the community housing effect. This study will help us and other alike see what

Winners of the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Art Competition in Hereford 2018

Congratulations to all the winners

A Big Congratulations To All Competition Winners Winners of the Harrison Clark Rickerbys Charitable Art Competition in Hereford 2018 Congratulations to all the winners of the charitable art competition organised by Hereford law firm, Harrison Clark Rickerbys inc Gordon Lutton. The competition attracted no less than 96 entries of a very high standard. Special congratulations from RRA are extended to Linda Pitcher who won the RRA sponsored category, ‘The City’. Linda’s picture of the inside of Hereford cathedral showed exceptional talent and an

Jonathan White joins RRA Architects as a director

New director, Jonathan White, shakes hands with RRA Managing Director, Mark Powles, outside the new Elmbridge Court Business Park office. Jonathan White, a well-known and well-respected face in the construction industry, has been appointed by award-winning practice, RRA Architects, as a director. Best known as an active member of the Constructing Excellence Committee for Gloucestershire, Jonathan left Roberts Limbrick architects for the new role, explaining that, “I really enjoyed my time at Roberts Limbrick and it was great to work on so