Contemporary Extension Granted Planning permission for Listed Building
RHA have designed a new contemporary wing to an existing Grade II Listed cottage in Wadhurst, Kent. The site is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, therefore it was necessary to achieve a design that would respond sensitively to its setting. The design developed from the idea of a traditional garden wall inserted into the banked groundscape. The wall envelops the new extension which wraps around a newly created central courtyard, linking the new accommodation to the existing cottage. Hidden at the rear of the site, the extension rises to form a two storey pavilion which houses a new master bedroom with elevated views out to the wider landscape.
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.
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
Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park
RHA have been appointed to complete a feasibility study for Francis Holland School, an independent day school in Central London. The historic school building incorporates a Grade II Listed former public house and is located in close proximity to Regent’s Park. The study will analyse the potential of remodelling the interior and extending the footprint to increase efficiency and gain additional space.
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.
The Ashes Folly: Kent Design and Development Awards 2016 Finalist
The Ashes Folly has been shortlisted for the biennial Kent Design and Development Awards, in the Residential Category. The project included the remodelling and contemporary extension of a Victorian House, in Hadlow, Kent. The winners will be announced in December.
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.
Southfield Road House
Planning Permission has been granted for a new contemporary dwelling on a difficult site in Tunbridge Wells.
The two storey house is designed to respond to its historical context with a sympathetic palette of materials and overall form.
RHA are appointed to design a new private house in the High Weald for Hemsted developers. The scheme will require an outstanding modern design to match the planning authority expectations.
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.
Waltham Forest College Master plan and Phase 1 & 2
RHA win the ‘non domestic’ Retro Expo 2013 Award.
We were very pleased to receive this award acknowledging the impact of our master planning and project management as well architecture, which has led to 50% reduction in energy use for this approximately 25,000m² estate. Further phases in development will continue this good practice.
Waltham Forest College Phase 1
RHA have won the Retro Expo Award 2013. The national award panel commended the team design for making a dramatic impact on the culture and running costs of the college through good design and exemplary communication.