conversion

The former Waggon and Horses Inn, Cirencester following the very successful conversion to residential dwellings.

Waggon and Horses Pass The Finishing Post

Our Waggon and Horses project has reached practical completion and, as a Thank You to the team and to show the scheme to prospective tenants, our client, CDMC Properties, held an Open House event at the project. The Inn dates back to the late 19th/early 20th Century, although it appears older as it was built in the style of a 17th Century Inn. It was a popular stop for travellers to and from Cirencester for decades, and remained a public house

Beautiful Barns

Working with planning consultants, Tompkins Thomas Planning, the intention is to convert and rejuvenate these beautiful, but redundant, old barns into a mixture of commercial units and workshops. With plenty of existing features and weathered materials, this building is full of interesting inspiration and unique spaces for us to work with and enhance.  Planning is in for these new proposals and we are currently working with Blackmore Jones Partnership to cost the project and finalise the construction

Contemporary Cotswolds

Last month saw work begin on remodelling this large detached home in Gloucestershire with contractors am/pm247. Whilst already a lovely family home, RRA was appointed to reconfigure the layout for better circulation through the house, increase the energy efficiency and improve the aesthetics of the elevations. A feature staircase of steel, timber and glass will add wow factor to the interior. The progress has not been unduly affected by Covid-19 but the pandemic has altered the brief with

Updating the Waggon and Horses, adding the rooflights to the new roof.

Cirencester Charm

Our exciting conversion project in the heart of Cirencester is making great progress on site, in spite of the weather trying to hold us back! The site, formally a derelict pub known as the Waggon and Horses, is being converted into 5 characterful homes all surrounding a beautiful courtyard. As a traditional style Inn the interior was very dark by today’s standards. So to combat this, a series of roof lights have been installed along with the new roof to allow

Old Meets New

Another of our projects recently finished in Gloucestershire is looking fabulous in the Autumn sunshine. Our client wanted to leave the original building relatively unchanged and remove an assortment of buildings previously extended to the rear to be replaced with a new structure.
The glazed link provides a new entrance whilst also allowing the original built form to be clearly visible. This leads into a spacious, open plan living area. 
The addition of the roof terrace allows our client to take full advantage

Canwood Gallery exhibition

X Marks The Spot – apparently that spot is at Canwood Gallery

The RRA designed Canwood Gallery, a wonderful venue nestled deep within rural Herefordshire with the feel of a secret location, hosted a temporary exhibition at the end of April;  ‘X Marks the Spot’ of a secluded Herefordshire idyll where, during April this year, a diverse group of emerging artists have organised, marketed and installed an exhibition of their work. ‘X Marks the Spot’ where you can explore an array of multi-media Fine Art across three unique exhibition spaces. Although X marks is

micro project – Hereford coach house

  This micro project, in the form of a coach house, converts a slice of Victorian Britain. Located in the back streets of the City of Hereford RRA’s involvement began when we were called to assist the Client to purchase the property at a public auction and to provide design advice as to how this micro-site could be converted to create a city pied-a-terre. We provided extensive space plan option studies – looking at flipping the living space to the first floor

Art Gallery Project – Due to open spring 2016

Nestled deep within rural Herefordshire, a private art gallery project is being developed, and is due for completion early 2016. RRA have been appointed to convert a series of existing agricultural buildings to form an art gallery and hospitality venue, in order to provide accommodation to host, art-gatherings, and a private art collection for our client. The client has collected contemporary abstract art over his lifetime, and has decided that now is the right time, to provide a facility to house his

Designing Dutch Barn Conversions

Over the years RRA has been a regular contributor to the world of barn conversions especially given our Grand Design success with Hillcott Barn, and now Dutch barns are the new hot-property residential building solution, which is one of Britain’s current successful property development opportunities. In December last year we explored the secret to unlocking a successful Dutch barn conversion and obtained planning permission for a Dutch Barn which was located in open countryside within a remote village of Herefordshire. The