St Philips Church, Dorridge on site update

St Philips church in Dorridge is progressing well on site with Kier beginning to reveal the scale and design of the worship space created by the Glulam structure. Project lead from Robothams, Jon Moore has taken photos throughout the construction phase including these photos from the 9th April 2021.

Above, photo of the front elevation with the multi purpose community hall in the foreground.

Above, photo of the worship space and curved Glulam structure.

Above, photo of the apex of the Glulam structure under the spire of the church.

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Appointment to design the next phase of Albany Theatre redevelopment

Robothams Architects have been appointed by the Albany Theatre, Coventry to design the next phase of this important arts venue’s redevelopment. The City Council’s decision to provide funding support for the project and planning consent granted in November 2020 has resulted in the scheme proceeding in 2021. The first phase will bring improvements to the existing Studio Theatre, 3 new Studios, a new Café and improved audience and community facilities. Subsequent phases will deliver a new entrance from Albany Road and seek to consolidate the back of house spaces.

Above, an image of the proposed new entrance for the theatre. 

Above, an image of the theatre’s first phase completed in 2018, lighting design by Stewart Associates.

Project completions at Bromsgrove and Winterfold House Schools

This year has seen two further completions at Bromsgrove School and her sister school, Winterfold House School, a preparatory school in Chaddesley Corbett. Both have been handed over despite COVID-19 and within live educational environments.

Completed in October the Ottilie Hild girls day house was a conversion and extension of a former staff common room building. Set within the school’s mature, historic landscape the building faces  the central grassed space.  Contractor E G Carter worked across the school site from summer 2019 until the hand-over of this section in the autumn.

Concept 3D view of the extended building.

Images of the completed project with existing and new build elements.

Earlier in the year O’Brien Contractor, completed a refurbishment of Winterfold House School’s Kindergarten, creating vibrant internal and external spaces.

Above, an image of the refurbished Kindergarten.

Agile working at Aston University

In April 2020 Robothams were commission by the University  to work with PLACEmaking interior designers to design work space and meeting areas to support agile working as a prototype for future development across the campus.  We acted as contract administrator for the projects delivery with Interclass Plc acting as main contractor. The scheme was handed over in October 2020.

Above, photos of the completed scheme.

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.