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.
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 many varied projects, but after 14 years in one company, I was ready for a new challenge and working with RRA is a really exciting opportunity.”

Actively involved in delivering BIM projects up to level 2 Jonathan has worked on a number of high profile projects in both the public and private sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, to reinforce RRA’s skilled team of architects, technologists and construction specialists.

RRA’s MD, Mark Powles, is equally as enthusiastic about Jonathan joining the company, “in order for RRA architects to deliver its growth strategy in the Gloucestershire region, we needed the expertise, drive and enthusiasm of a special individual. Jonathan is exactly that person; combining huge expertise with a real can-do attitude. And, it helps that he’s a jolly nice chap as well.”

The expansion plan has included a bid to increase market share of commercial and educational sectors. This has already resulted in the recent completion of highly successful projects such as, The Growth Hub and Balcarras Music School. And includes completion of the first phase of the exciting Dowdeswell Park development on the outskirts of Cheltenham, marked by the opening of Dunkertons Cider.

RRA Architects was established in 1986 in Hereford and expanded to have offices in Cheltenham and London. The appointment of Jonathan White has also instigated a move for the company, which is relocating it’s Cheltenham offices to larger premises on the Elmbridge Court Business Park. Jonathan welcomed the move to the Business Park saying that “it’s not just an ideal location for serving Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and all the surrounding areas, but with so many construction related businesses in the one place it appears to be gaining a reputation as a ‘Construction Hub’.”