Month: <span>May 2018</span>

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Designing Dutch Barn Conversions

May 30, 2018 / By admin

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 […]

First Look – Balcarras Music School Remodelled

May 29, 2018 / By admin

RRA are delighted to reveal proposals for ‘The Music School’, an extension to the music department at Balcarras School, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. Our plans have been submitted for planning approval, and will represent an exciting addition to an institution already recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding school with ‘inspirational teaching’. The proposals are the result […]


May 28, 2018 / By admin

A unique event space facility located along the Wye in Hereford in the heart of the city. RRA developed watershed as a contemporary conservation project. It was successful in being short listed for the RIBA regional awards 2007. The building is currently let to the Environment Agency whom are building the controversial flood defence scheme […]

Converted House of Townscape Merit, Barnes

May 27, 2018 / By admin

  This substantial Grade II Listed townhouse in Castelnau has been transformed, thanks to RRA’s expertise in working with minimal glass detailing, to achieve a classic London whole house remodelling and back-extension, with a difference. Located in Barnes, south west London, this project is a good example of how planning permission can be obtained, for […]

Cheltenham Excited by Church Reordering Proposals

May 26, 2018 / By admin

The local community of Cheltenham, were invited by Rev Nick Davies to view exciting RRA plans and proposals, which set out a future-vision for the proposed re-ordering of St Philip and St James church, Leckhampton, Cheltenham. You can see Nick’s vision for his parish at the following link. The assembled gathering were impressed with the […]

RRA digging deep near the London Wetland Centre

May 23, 2018 / By admin

Excavation and demolition is moving on apace at RRA’s extensive basement extension and house refurbishment project in Barnes, southwest London. The programme for the first phase of the works is six months and will be followed by the above-ground works and the house refurbishment and decoration. Detailed discussions have been had with the neighbours who […]

Why use an architect?

May 22, 2018 / By admin

A Client-Centred Service RRA architects provide a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings. We are adept at identifying the aspirations and needs of our clients, as architects we bring our special skills, knowledge and experience to every project. Value for Money Not only can RRA provide value for money, but our […]

New Facade for Fulham

May 21, 2018 / By admin

This refurbishment and new build church project may get to see the light-of-day if funding can be found to support the SDA church in their ambition to create an impressive minimalist facade right on Lille Road, in Fulham, London. Works are currently underway to improve facilities to the side of the building.


May 20, 2018 / By admin

Cheltenham’s Pittville Gates, constructed in 1836, are now being restored thanks to RRA’s efforts assisting The Friends of Pittville and Cheltenham Borough Council. Following The Queen’s grant of royal approval (see letter here) to allow the re dedication of the gates in Her Majesty’s name. Over the next three months the new stone piers are […]


May 19, 2018 / By admin

Back in June RRA showed you the structural framing system of this subterranean property in the village of Toddington, Gloucestershire. This month the steel frame is now erected and clad in Cotswold stone and the glazing system is being installed. As the project nears completion the sedum roof will be placed on the roof construction. […]