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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

Meet the driving force behind RRA, the Managing Director, Mark Powles

Meet The Team Mondays – Meet Mark Powles

Look out for our new feature, ‘Meet The Team Monday,’ going out on our social media channels every Monday. Each week will spotlight a member of the RRA team; a little bit about them, what makes them tick and why they joined RRA. We have launched today with an interview with our Managing Director, Mark Powles, to get to know a bit more about the driving force behind the business. Click here to Meet Mark Powles. And make sure to

Cotswolds Architects, RRA, latest team member Steve Graves outside our Gloucester office

Say “Hello” to Steve

RRA is delighted to welcome our newest member of the team Steve Graves. Steve is a Part 2 Architectural Assistant based in our Hereford office. He is currently working towards his Part 3 and is looking forward to qualifying as an Architect. Steve has a keen passion for Architecture and loves spending his time visiting new buildings, enthusiastically dragging his friends and family around with him. When he’s not working you’ll likely find him out walking the dogs. If you would

Shortlisted for the NMITE Skylon Campus

Shortlisted for the NMITE Skylon Campus A team members insight by Chanel Goodman   It was to my delight that a design brief from NMITE was put on the table in front of me at RRA! After having spent the last year as part of the Design Cohort for this new organisation, I was thrilled to be able to propose design ideas for their fantastic new campus in Rotherwas. NMITE, which stands for New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering, is working towards becoming a

Impromptu games such as 'who can spin the ball the longest?' are brilliant at building bonds. (James won in our office).

RRA’s Recipe for a Fun Office

It’s no secret that happier workplaces have happier, healthier and more productive employees. As architects, we design offices as motivating, inspiring and comfortable buildings to help facilitate a welcoming fun work environment, but the building can only do so much – it is the team that breathes life into the habitat. So here are our top tips for improving happiness, increasing well-being and promoting fun at work: 1. Talk, communicate, laugh Whether it’s a joke that breaks the ice or making a cup

Alex Whibley joins the team

  RRA Architects are pleased to welcome Alex Whibley as an architectural technologist to our expanding team to assist in growing new business, supporting client liaison & building technology. Alex joins RRA as an associate and brings with him a wealth of experience of working within commercial and residential sectors all over Herefordshire, Shropshire, the Cotswolds and Wales. Alex has designed and detailed many complex projects in his career, and we are looking forward to him working on some of our up and