Conservation

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

All Saint’s Church, Hereford 20 Years On . . .

For the past six hundred years, All Saint’s Church has dominated the Herefordian skyline. Built in the 13th and 14th Centuries, the 125m spire was crowned with a gilded cock at the turn of the 20th Century and secured using cast iron rods through the stonework. This new focal point of the spire was one of the many causes which threatened to remove this building permanently from our skyline. As the cast iron rods expanded due to rusting, it blew the

RRA wins award for Pittville Gates restoration project

Historic England (formerly English Heritage) has awarded a commendation in the Angel Awards to the Friends of Pittville for the project to restore Pittville Gates, carried out by RRA and the contractor AMPM. The gates have been successfully rescued due to the tremendous time, effort and determination of the Friends. Historic England annually organise an Award scheme known as the Angel Awards for successfully completed restoration projects of historic buildings or historic sites. Cheltenham Borough Council nominated the restoration

RRA appointed for large church re-ordering project

The parish of Leckhampton, in Cheltenham, have appointed RRA to help deliver their church re-ordering project within a Gothic Revival Victorian church, St. Philip & St. James’, designed by John Middleton, in the late 19th Century, which is located right in the heart of Cheltenham. The church, built between 1879 and 1882, was subsequently fitted with a tower, in 1903, designed by Prothero and Phillpott. The church structure is rusticated in coursed limestone with ashlar and red sandstone feature

Restoring the 5th Bell – All Saints Church

Heritage and conservation work forms a major part of RRA’s professional service, which we carry out for clients all over the UK, and it is always a great privilege to be involved with work on some of the nations best heritage. As a finite resource, the care of heritage is something we take very seriously, to ensure each commission builds on the knowledge retained by RRA practice, and we build on the work carried out by previous generations. At All Saints

Shining Light in Cheltenham

Pittville, a beautiful area of Cheltenham featuring stunning examples of Georgian architecture, has been transformed thanks to RRA’s input and the sterling efforts of The Friends of Pittville. In 2011 RRA were appointed to assist the community and Cheltenham Borough Council to restore the ironwork and stonework plinths of the old gateway, which marks the entrance to Pittville. The existing gates had fallen into disrepair after years of neglect and air pollution had eroded the stones and corroded the ironwork –