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

CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy); Will It Affect You?

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

Call for Housing Land – Herefordshire SHLAA

  Herefordshire Council calls for landowners who may have sites for possible future housing development The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is one of a number of evidence based and supporting studies produced or commissioned by local councils to inform the preparation of the new planning policy relating to housing delivery. Local Plans set out the planning policies to guide development in local areas and define the use of the land in a district, usually over a 15 to 20 year

Student Halls restored for next generation

  Regents University London is delighted to announce substantial progress of ongoing repairs to heritage and listed fabric within their main campus estate in central London. Confirmed spending towards the repair of the timber casement windows of the Grade II Listed Halls of Residence and its adjoining buildings will help to ensure that the University buildings will be watertight for future generations to come. RRA has been working closely with RUL and the Crown Estate’s administrators to restore a significant number of