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.
Construction has commenced on the refurbishment and extension of a 1980’s office building in Leamington’s Tachbrook Business Park. Robothams Architects were appointed in October 2016 to develop the detailed design after planning consent was granted for the scheme originally designed by ESA.
The proposals will see the complete refurbishment of the interior for tenants Kantar Millward Brown, in addition a new atrium and reception will be added which re-orientates the building along with the remodelling of the exterior and roof profile.
The project is being undertaken by MCS Group and is due for completion in 2018 with handover in two phases.
Robothams have been working with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) to develop proposals to create a new National Training Centre at their existing site in Shrewley.
‘Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), brings the therapy, achievement and fun of horses to children and adults all over the UK. Formed in 1969, the charity today supports around 25,000 riders and carriage drivers with all kinds of disabilities, and there are almost 500 RDA groups around the UK.’
The scheme involves the demolition of a number of existing buildings to create new facilities including a workspace for RDA, a training centre and spectators seating area for 150 people adjacent to an existing indoor menage. After pre-application discussions over to refine the design during last year a submission was made to Warwick District Council in February.
Above, training and spectators viewing extension.
The new buildings will use a ‘rural’ language for the design and material palette for the exteriors with references to both modern and traditional architectural forms.
Work has been completed on academic work space for the School of Health & Life Science at Aston University ready for the beginning of the new academic year. Individual offices and open plan areas were designed to cluster around informal break-out spaces designed within the University’s main building. Colourful themes for furniture, walls and floors define space for research teams and lecturers, whilst large glazed screens project light into the interior. Robothams worked with Overbury, Method Consulting, Gleeds and Turner & Townsend to deliver the scheme for the University.
Permission has been granted for Deeley Property Group to deliver 48,000sq.ft of office accommodation for Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd. The additional space will be provided over four storeys with associated parking and landscaping, and will be situated at Bermuda Village in Nuneaton.
Above, a images of the existing building and proposed extension
Construction work begins this week on an extension to Coventry University’s Technology Park with an extension to the Conference Centre’s restaurant. The completed project will provide 70 additional covers to the dining area and a first floor board room. The extension is due for completion later this year and is being constructed by Deeley Construction.
Work is progressing rapidly on National Grid’s new Network Operation Centre at their site in Warwick. Robothams are undertaking the detail design for main contractor Morgan Sindall of the shell in preparation for fit out by Overbury. Completion of the shell is anticipated in the Spring.