Aston Student’s Union awards win in The Guardian

The practice’s design for Aston University’s Adrian Cadbury building has been recognised in the Guardian’s prestigious ‘Buildings that Inspire’ awards. The award is given to University buildings that make the greatest difference to the lives of students.

Follow this link to the full article.

Completed in 2019 the project was constructed by Clegg Construction. For more details see the project section of our website.

Winchcombe School expansion project on Site

Work is progressing on the construction of new facilities for Winchcombe School. The refurbishment and extension of the hall space has been completed, providing a new connection to the School’s quad space. Currently work is focused on the extension of the science department and the new sports hall.

Main contractor, E G Carter are due to complete the works in 2021.

Above, site photos of the sports hall taken 5th November 2020

Above, a 3D image of the completed sports hall.

Tachbrook wins BCO Refurbishment and Recycling Award

Tachbrook Park has been awarded the prestigious BCO Refurbished and Recycled Award for the Midlands and Central England.  The award recognises – “A corporate or commercial building where significant works have been carried out to adapt the existing building to modern office use. ”

Completed in 2019 the building provides accommodation for Kantar in Warwick. The project was commissioned by Kames Capital and MCS Group and delivered in two phases.

Robothams were commissioned to undertake the detailed design of the CAT A and CAT B works, developing initial designs prepared by BDG and ESA.

Above, images of the completed building which included demolition of parts of the three storey building, extensions to form a new entrance and atrium and refurbishment of all floors.

Brooklands Technology Park planning consent granted

Planning consent has been granted for a new technology and business development at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire. Robothams have acted as architect and agent for the planning application following a design competition held earlier in the year.

The scheme will create 51,000 sq.ft of mixed B1, B2 and B8 floor space with a focus on technology and aviation businesses to complement the airfield’s existing community of companies.

More information is available at the Technology Park’s website link here.

Above, 3D images generated of the development.

Above, photo of the proposed site.

St Philips Church, Dorridge begins on site

Work is now progressing on the new church and community facilities for St Philips and St James in Dorridge. Having worked on the project with Kier and the church for a number of years the whole team are delighted to see construction finally beginning on site.

Jon Moore, leading the project from Robothams said, “this is brilliant news, the start on site has been a real team effort and the new building will make a big difference to the life of the church and the wider community”.

Above, recent image of steel frame being erected.

Above, 3D image of the finished project.

An event was held on site to mark the ground breaking and covered by the Solihull Observer, link here. Delegates included the Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart and West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street.

More details on the scheme can be found in our project section.