The Yarrow Hotel Finalist for Construction Project of the Year Award
The Yarrow has been announced as a finalist in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2017 (KEiBA awards). Nominated by the contractor WW Martin, the category called for sustainable buildings that will ‘deliver a positive legacy’ to their area. The project included a £4.5M refurbishment of the Grade II Listed former children’s hospital, for East Kent College. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 22nd June. The hotel also recently won an RICS award for Best Commercial Building in the South East. Read more about the history of the project in Inside Kent’s recent article online.
The Yarrow Hotel Wins RICS Award 2017
RHA are delighted that the Yarrow Hotel has been awarded an RICS South East Award in the Commercial category. This award honours ‘an outstanding commercial property development whether retail office or leisure’ and was described by the judges as an ‘exemplar practical learning centre for apprentices in the hospitality trade.’ The Yarrow Hotel is a former children’s hospital that has been converted into a 28 bedroom hotel with 4 star facilities. The hotel is owned and run by East Kent College and opened to the public in July 2016. The project has now been submitted into the national awards which take place in November.
Progress on Site at SEGRO’s Enterprise Quarter
With piling complete and the frame starting to go up, good progress is being made on site at the new Enterprise Quarter at SEGRO Park in Rainham. RHA have designed 42 small to medium start-up units for young enterprises and a Marketing Suite for the developer: SEGRO. Located prominently on the A13, the Marketing Suite will act as a welcoming beacon for the new business park. The building is to be sustainably constructed from pre-fabricated shipping containers. The development forms part of SEGRO’s wider East Plus masterplan for regeneration of London Riverside in partnership with the GLA. Click here to see SEGRO’s video fly-through of the park..
The Yarrow Hotel Shortlisted for RICS Awards 2017
RHA are delighted to announce that a second project - The Yarrow Hotel - has also been shortlisted for the RICS awards 2017, in two more categories: ‘Leisure and Tourism’ and ‘Commercial’. The project included the £4.5M remodelling and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Jacobethan building for East Kent College. The building is a former children’s hospital which has now been converted into a 4 star hotel run by industry professionals as well as students of the college. The hotel opened in July 2016 and has been well received by the public and community alike. The hotel has also recently won a Kent Design and Development award for Best Public Building in the Education category. For more information about the hotel and the award click here
The Yarrow Hotel Wins a Kent Design & Development Award
RHA are delighted to announce that The Yarrow Hotel has won the award for ‘Best Public Education Building’ at last night’s Kent Design & Development Awards ceremony. The project included the remodelling and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Jacobethan building for East Kent College to use as a training hotel. The Yarrow Hotel opened to the public in July 2016. To read more about the awards click here
Thurrock Parkway Industrial Units Task completed
RHA have completed a study for a new vision set of industrial units for SME’s in Thurrock. Fitting into the market at the lower end of the scale of industrial premises, this was designed to create a vibrant community with a shared energy centre and community café. The scheme provides 16,500sq.m of starter or growth units adjacent to the Tilbury Docks in Essex. The development by Thurrock Council will support the councils growth and employment strategy whilst providing a revenue stream. The units are designed in a courtyard arrangement to maximise interaction between neighbouring businesses. The intention is to provide a strong identity for the new community.
Yarrow Hotel: Kent Design and Development Awards 2016 Finalists
The Yarrow training Hotel has been shortlisted in three separate categories for the biennial Kent Design and Development Awards 2016. The Categories include: Commercial, Public Buildings (Education) and Conservation. The project brief included the complete refurbishment of an historic Grade II Listed building in Broadstairs, for the use of East Kent College as a training facility for its students. The Ashes Folly project has also been nominated for this award in the residential category and the winners are to be announced in December.
Rochester Airport Estate Completion
We have completed the £2.5M redevelopment of an industrial site on Rochester Airport Estate working with Michael Sparks Associates. The works comprised of a single 38000 sq ft warehouse terrace and associated landscaping providing four large industrial units with ancillary offices and service yards. The development for Canmoor will attract business to the area and investment into the local community.
Capital Space submitted for Planning
Following a competition win we have designed a new office building for Capital Space as part of their expansion at Kings Hill. This will be the first new office building on the estate for a while, delivering a new vision supporting small business and new sustainable entrepreneurial activity. The project is located in a sensitive setting within a group of Grade II Listed buildings built as RAF accommodation between the wars and our proposal provides a subtle image of modernity whilst respecting local materials and traditions.
Yarrow Training Hotel Grand Opening
RHA have completed the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs, Kent and it is now open to the public. Run by industry professionals, the new four star hotel was completed for East Kent college as a training facility for its students. The £4.5M refurbishment has provided a spa, salon, restaurant, function space, bar and 33 contemporary bedrooms and suites. More information about the hotel and its facilities is available on The Yarrow Hotel’s website Click here.
Beam Reach Innovation Village
RHA has received Planning Approval for 42 small to medium start-up units for young enterprises and a Marketing Suite building in Rainham, London borough of Havering. The development forms part of the wider East Plus masterplan for investment in industrial regeneration in partnership with the GLA. Work is expected to start on site in Autumn 2016.
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Yarrow Training Hotel
The new four star training hotel for East Kent College in Broadstairs is nearing completion and is due to open this summer. RHA have been involved in the £4.5M remodelling and interior design of the 19th Century Jacobethan Grade II Listed building to create a contemporary 33 bed hotel. The new facilities will also include a spa, salon, restaurant, function space and bar and will support local professional staff as well as hospitality students.
Beam Reach Innovation Village
A planning application has now been submitted for two sites within Beam Reach Business Park in Rainham, Kent. The proposal for the developer Segro, includes 42 small to medium start-up units for young enterprises and an elevated Marketing Suite building (pictured). The development forms part of a wider masterplan for £180M of investment in industrial regeneration in partnership with the GLA. Read More
We are appointed to design a new business centre for Capital Space in Kings Hill. The 1500m² building is due to open in early 2017.
Catching up with old friends, we are appointed to design an Enterprise Centre for SEGRO in Barking. Part of East Plus, the largest deal of its kind between public and private land developer in the capital, the project is due to be submitted for planning permission in the spring of 2017.Read More...
Yarrow Training Hotel
This exciting project for a new concept training environment started on site in October. This 30 bed facility will include a conference centre and beauty salons.