A planning application has been submitted for extensions to Winchcombe School to support its expansion by one form of entry. Robothams undertook a BB103 analysis of the existing accommodation concluding that there were shortages of sport, science, SEN, DT and dining facilities. In addition the project would include improvements to the reception area to strengthen the school’s safeguarding approach.
The school is located on the edge of the town close to the neighbouring village of Greet and visible from the wider Cotswold landscape. Extensions have been designed to sensitively sit within the wider context and compliment the existing facilities.
Above, computer generated images of the proposed sports hall, a significant element of the expansion project.
Robothams have been working with a charitable school in Hackney to create a brand new school for 120 children, combining a nursery with an SEN school. The new school had received planning consent in 2007 and 2015 however the trustees appointed Robothams to take a fresh look at the design and ensure it accorded with the guidance of BB104.
The Side by Side school will move from its current site on Big Hill near the River Lea to a new site on Arbor Court near Clissold Park. The design consist of accommodation across four floors with external play space at the rear and at roof terrace level.
The project is anticipated on site in 2020.
Above, the site with adjacent housing in the background.
Above, CG images of the proposed school across four floors.
Client, Oscar Homes have recently completed the construction of two new family houses in Mickleton designed by Robothams Architects. The four bedroom houses sit in rural surroundings and address the local context and the amenity of neighbours.
Construction work is progressing on A C Lloyd Homes’ residential scheme in Lapworth, on a site bordered by countryside and leafy canals. Robothams Architects have designed the scheme’s 38 new dwellings in a contemporary style drawing on the rural context and using local materials. The houses are generating a considerable amount of interest from purchasers with a sales suite opening in May.
The 1st May 2019 saw the grand opening of Aston University’s new students union building. The event brought together the whole team who were involved in delivering this vibrant new addition to the University’s campus, and facilitating the continued redevelopment of its city centre home.
Robothams Architects have led the design team both on the construction of the shell and its fit-out ready for occupation in the coming months. The scheme has been delivered using a design and building contract with Clegg Construction.
More details are available on our website at the building’s project page.
The new national office for RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) has now been handed over to the charity at its site Lowlands near Warwick. Earlier phases saw the refurbishment and extension of an indoor menage, however the final phase gives RDA training and office space and creates a contemporary face for the public visiting the site.
Construction work was undertaken by Greswolde Construction, with a consultant team including Starkey Button, Couch Consulting and Greenways.
Abingdon & Witney College’s new Livestock Technology Centre has completed on site. The project which includes the construction of a new indoor riding school will extend the College’s potential to integrate technology into their courses. It features both a large practical space, changing and bio-security areas and a theory teaching room.
The new building will be used to teach animal husbandry across a wide range of livestock. Working closely with the farm manager and the Head of the Faculty the fit out was coordinated with the shell building to create a facility that both reflected a real work environment and had the IT infrastructure to support the technology.
Works are progressing on site at RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) Lowlands Equestrian Centre on their new spectators area for the indoor menage, training accommodation and new offices. Due for completion in 2019, Greswolde Construction are completing the project in phases, the first of which is before Christmas.
Above, outdoor viewing area
Above, indoor viewing area for 150 people
Above, exterior of new training and office building
As part of the wider development of the ‘Green’ adjacent to the A34 Stratford Road, the latest residential care home scheme for Restful Homes Group has been approved by SMBC. It will deliver 86 care bedrooms in a T shaped form that sits within a master plan developed by M7 Real Estate, to the high standards achieved across all the RHG sites.
The four storey, contemporary form is articulated with a variety of materials to create a varied frontage on this key route into Birmingham. Open space for residents is provided around the perimeter of the site as well as at roof level within the established landscape of the site.
A planning application has been submitted to and approved by West Oxfordshire District Council for Abingdon & Witney College’s new Agritech Innovation and Skills Centre at their Common Leys campus near Hailey. The building will provide a highly serviced environment to support courses and research relating to livestock husbandry. It combines theory teaching spaces and a livestock area capable of supporting the latest technology and providing wifi access to portable devices across the campus.
The design provides a space that allows for the care of the animals according to the latest working practices, combined with modern design which uses an ‘agricultural’ portfolio of materials which will reflect the farming context. In providing the new facility the College will also construct a new covered riding school to replace the existing one lost as part of the scheme.
The scheme will be completed for early 2019 by the design team which includes PMP Consultants, Couch Consulting, Halligan Associates and the Richards Partnership.
Above, visualisations generated in 3D modelling software Revit from a model which will also provide all the construction details.