Month: <span>July 2018</span>

RRA Architects > 2018 > July

Construction Companies Contribute

July 29, 2018 / By harvey

RRA had the great pleasure of being a guest of Simpson Associates structural engineers at the 18th Annual Charity Sporting Dinner in aid of cancer charities. It was a great night with guest speakers, Mike Tindell and Tessa Sanderson and the good company of many of Gloucestershire’s construction companies including Barnwood Construction, Robert Hitchins, Roberts […]

National Planning Policy Update

July 26, 2018 / By harvey

According to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, the latest updates to the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), introduced on 24th July 2018, should encourage “better-designed homes in areas where they are needed.” Aimed at giving communities more control over local developments the rules represent the most substantial revision to policy for six years. Mark […]

Charlton Kings Construction Update

July 24, 2018 / By harvey

As promised, here’s an update on our project for Cheltenham developer, Said Properties. The construction uses SIPS panels, by Glosfords, for speed, efficiency and energy performance. Restricted access was quite a challenge for the Sparrows crane driver who demonstrated his considerable skill working in the small space to position each of the panels. Thanks to […]

Catching the Cricket

July 21, 2018 / By harvey

July saw Cheltenham’s second biggest sporting event, the Cricket Festival at the stunning Cheltenham College cricket ground. Always a favourite few weeks in the business calendar offering a great opportunity for meeting new contacts and catching up with old ones. This year RRA enjoyed the impressive innings, hearty hospitality and stunning sunshine on a number […]

Lakeside Luxury

July 20, 2018 / By harvey

We are excited to reveal our proposals for an amazing new home in Berkshire have been approved. The design concept works with the natural enclosures and clearings that surround the building. The dwelling reflects the form of the adjacent lake, with its two principle façades offering breath-taking views and interaction with the surrounding landscape. A […]

As Hot as MARS

July 13, 2018 / By harvey

RRA was very happy to sponsor and support the annual Golf Day, on one of the hottest days of the year, to raise funds for MARS (Mercia Accident Rescue Service) which provides immediate, and often lifesaving, medical care for the critically ill and injured across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The specialist doctors and nurses donate their […]

Welcome To Sarah-Jane

July 12, 2018 / By harvey

  We are delighted to welcome Sarah-Jane, an inspiring young architect who graduated from Ravensbourne University, she will be working on a range of residential projects based in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire. Her main interests are in regeneration and renovation projects based in her local cities and she is passionate about the use of new technologies […]

We Won!

July 10, 2018 / By harvey

Two of RRA’s projects were recently nominated for four awards in different categories in the LABC West of England Awards. We were very excited to win the award for the ‘Best Change of Use of an Existing Building’ for our conversion of a threshing barn in Herefordshire. The project was a great team effort between […]

Tailoring the Traditional

July 4, 2018 / By harvey

Planning permission has been granted for the substantial extension and remodelling of a period property in Cheltenham. The design skilfully enhances the traditional front elevation whilst introducing a contemporary extension and open-plan interior to meet the needs of the client’s growing family. Additions include a triple garage, large family area and games room. Click here […]

Still Recruiting

July 1, 2018 / By harvey

    Due to RRA’s continued growth, we are seeking a further Architectural Assistant to join the dynamic team in our Hereford office. We have a number of exciting projects for a young, talented person to get involved in. Please apply by email, and with a cv, to