Category: Public Buildings
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.
Lewisham Southwark College Phase 2 Now Operational
The second phase of a £40M investment for Lewisham Southwark College is now operational at Waterloo. RHA have lead the team working with Platform 5 Architects in developing the project since inception. Phase 1 was completed in 2015 and included a major refurbishment and new build element to the existing college. Phase 1 received the AJ Retrofit Higher Education Award and was praised for the dramatic atrium and greatly improved efficiency. Phase 2 provides new facilities for drama and the performing and digital arts, a business school and a new suite of teaching spaces. The atrium space and entrance provides a heart to the college encouraging interdisciplinary interaction across the campus. The development of the site, has provided the college with exemplary facilities.
See more photos from Phase 1 by Alan Williams Photography http://alanwilliamsphotography.com/lesoco/
Langley Vale Woods Visitor Centre
Our submission for this recent RIBA competition proposed a community-built gateway between the arrival point and exploration of the extensive woodland. The imaginative design maximised the use of the natural landscape and contours to provide a platform to host a range of outdoor activities and showcase the WWII interpretation.
Lewisham Southwark College has won the AJ Retrofit Higher Education Building of the Year. The judges commended the dramatic stair and improved efficiency of the design.
Our design for this major international competition for a new library was based on creating a democratic space with a free flowing publicly accessible concourse.