NRAP are delighted to announce that we have received planning and listed building consent, on behalf of Christ’s Hospital School, for the development of a 20,000 square foot new catering facility at their campus near Horsham. The new building will provide a food and nutrition department, as well as facilities for the production of over 800,000 meals per year and a much needed new entrance court to the campus.
It is no small achievement to be given permission to demolish a large part of a Grade II* Listed building; made possible not only by the quality of the design, but also by the vision and leadership provided by the School. The facility will replace the original grade II* listed Aston Webb-designed building, which had been much altered, but which Conservation Officers had previously sought to preserve. NRAP’s designs received support from Historic England who said, “The design is articulated in a contemporary way that would provide a fitting first impression of this important school complex. The proposal includes public realm improvements around the new building which represents a substantial improvement on the current situation.”
A beautiful painting called Millennium Icon by the architect David Owers has found a welcoming home and a frame.
So after six years consideration the back garden at The Nook has been completed by the addition of a wall and a fence……. to match the front.
The garden room at Storey’s Way built by Andrew Adams is nearly finished.
We are delighted to announce that we have received Listed Building Consent for the renovation of the Grade I Listed Medieval Hall and Wilkins’ Staircase to the Dining Hall at Corpus Christi College. Work is due to start on the Medieval Hall at the beginning of 2018.
NRAP are seeking to employ architectural assistants with Part I and Part II qualifications, or equivalent.
The successful candidate in each case will be a confident, self-motivated and articulate individual, with good all-round ability and the capacity to work creatively as part of a small team. We would expect prospective designers to have a broad skill-base and to demonstrate a high degree of passion and commitment. Experience of VectorWorks would be an advantage.
We have a track record in providing assistance to Part II employees wishing to take their professional exams and in providing the required range of project and site-based experience. Please send a copy of your CV and a short portfolio (max 10mb) to:
Wouldn’t it be great to live in a city like Copenhagen where, according to Jan Gehl, “every morning for 50 years we wake up and realize that today the city is a little bit better than yesterday.” You can say the same for much of Denmark.
Plans for our office trip to Villa Saraceno near Padua are shaping up. A quick internet search suggests that Palladio’s symmetric plan might have been subjected to radical value engineering, with only one of the two wings having been constructed. Or is there more to the stor(e)y?
We are delighted to confirm that NRAP have been selected at competitive interview as the architects for a Heritage Lottery Funded project at Clare Castle Country Park.
Our provocative proposal for an amphitheatre-cum-public toilet provides a unique vantage point from which to watch the city go by. Not only a highly functional set of WCs, but a new public forum; a deck to view the Cam, a vantage point, a soapbox for public debate, a place to rest, a destination for tourists. The Silver Street Steps has a certain ring to it….!