RRA architects (Mark Powles) were part of this ambitious restoration project from just after the outset. He prepared the plans (based on historic records for the heritage aspects and creative thinking for the hard and soft landscaping), the tendering documents and applications for permissions, and managed the contractors. The project came in within budget, achieved the heritage restoration and landscaping objectives and was finished much sooner than had first seemed possible. Mark worked successfully with the complications of a partnership made up of a local charity (Friends of Pittville) and Cheltenham Borough Council. He was able to rework plans flexibly to fit with grant application successes so that the original 2-phase project was finished earlier than had been anticipated. Mark was very much part of the successful team.