Damfield Lane Planning Appeal Approved

Today good design & common sense prevailed with our second appeal victory since forming! A housing scheme of 14 units on Damfield Lane in Maghull, a unique proposal for the conservation area complete with a 1.5 acre communal garden and orchard.

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Studio RBA announces three more members to the team

Our studio has appeared in another architectural press in recent weeks with announcement of three more members joining our team. Increasing our studio now to 10 permanent staff members, we would like to welcome Jack Johnson, Kenny McNaughton and Matthew Johnson to the team.

The article covers a brief background and of each new staff member, along with more on the studio itself.

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Planning Approval - Green Ridges, Hightown

We are happy to announce that our Green Ridges residential scheme in Hightown has received planning approval by the local council. The project has been developed to provide 5 high-end detached properties which take inspiration from the surrounding residences in both scale and form, coupled with the contemporary aesthetics of modern housing.

We look forward to keeping you updated with the progress of the project.

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Planning Approval – Duke Street

We are proud to announce that our Duke Street hotel scheme has recently received planning consent. Located in one of the gateways to the city centre, the boutique hotel will provide a ‘trendy’ place to stay for visitors to our city. We look forward to keeping you updated with the projects progress.

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Woolton Acres Press Release

Our Woolton Acres project has received some attention in the Echo newspaper this week. The article highlights how the project will restore the historic landscape, opening up the grounds, as well as covering the opportunities and benefits the scheme will bring to the area.

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Planning Submission : Duke Street Hotel, Liverpool

Our Duke Street Hotel scheme has been submitted for planning approval. The project will enhance a currently vacant site with a hotel containing 23 spacious and well-appointed rooms. The proposal is a sympathetic response to the site’s context, character and history. Arched windows at ground floor pay homage to the former building that once resided upon the plot, whilst the use of bronze cladding provides a subtle nod to the existing buildings surrounding the site. The proposal offers a stylish addition to the urban setting, helping to tie in the historic and modern elements, which are commonplace within the context.

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Planning Submission : Woolton Manor, Liverpool

We have submitted our Woolton Manor project for planning approval. The housing scheme makes use of the area surrounding Woolton Manor and will comprise of ten dwellings, each a 5 bed property, along with accommodation for an on site warden. There are 5 different house types occupying the site which offer a contemporary representation of the local vernacular. Larch timber cladding reflects the natural wooded setting, along with shuttered concrete adding a rawness that will sit quietly within the conservation area and fine line glazing to give the properties a crisp contemporary finish.

Along with the properties, the surrounding area site has been carefully designed and provides ecological enhancement with a large portion of the south of the site carefully landscaped for wildlife.

The proposal blends contemporary quality housing with a historical setting underpinned by nature and aims to create exceptional suburban living with all site elements embraced.

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Planning Submission : Green Ridges, Hightown

We have submitted our Green Ridges scheme in Hightown for planning consent. The proposal is to enhance a vacated plot with seven additional homes each with 4-5 bedrooms. The properties are designed to complement the neighbouring houses, with pitched roofs and traditional forms, whilst maintaining a contemporary appearance.


Planning Submission : Upland Road, St Helens

Our new housing scheme, located in St Helens, has recently been submitted for planning approval. The proposal is a sympathetic response to the sites context, using red brick and off-white render to both respect and enhance the character of the area. The eight-property development is mixed in size comprising of 3 and 4 bed dwellings and aspires to provide homes for new and growing families.


Our football stadium design competition entry appears in Liverpool Echo

An article showcasing our competition entry to design a football stadium to be the new home of the City of Liverpool FC has been written in the Liverpool Echo. The design proposal would provide the club with a fully accessible 5,000 capacity stadium, along with training facilities, education block and a fan zone also on the site. We await the final decision as the competition comes to an end, with just two of the entries remaining.

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Planning Approved : Brassey Street, Liverpool

Planning has been approved on our signature project located in the south of the Baltic Triangle. The 174 apartment scheme was presented to the planning committee who were quick to praise the design. The project takes the opportunity to provide the area with luxury accommodation, encouraging permanent population to the area and will in turn help to regenerate the rapidly developing Baltic community.

The project contains a mix of 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments along with a 87 basement and ground level parking and cycle storage. The well proportioned elevation along with a light grey brick and bronze cladding allows the scheme to portray an approachable and warm aesthetic towards visitors and residents of the area and so will provide a welcoming gateway into the newly expanding Baltic Triangle.

Work is due to start on site later this year.

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Planning Submitted : Glenavon, Wirral

Planning has been submitted for a new housing scheme, consisting of 29 houses, to be located on the Wirral. Our vision for the scheme was to turn the previously derelict wasteland into high quality homes, providing the site with a new lease of life and giving people the opportunity to build a friendly new community in the area.

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Planning Submitted : Gostins, Liverpool

Planning has been submitted for a large-scale project to turn Liverpool's Gostins building into a high-end hotel and apartments. The project will provide residents with stunning views across the city, along with direct links to the best bars, restaurants and shopping centres the city has to offer.



Planning Submitted : Freshfield Road, Formby

Planning has been submitted for a large-scale extension of a Victorian house in Formby. The modern addition to the house takes the opportunity to create a visual contrast between old and new styles of architecture, using the juxtaposition of old and new within the one elevation to create an appealing combination of the two.

Whilst the typically Victorian house has very few openings in the facade to provide views out, the new extension uses this opportunity with large openings to provide multiple views out to the surrounding area, whilst also enabling as much natural light into the space as possible to enhance the interior space.

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Planning Submitted : Brassey Street, Liverpool

Planning has finally been submitted for our signature project of the moment. A circa £20m development providing 180 new homes to the southern entrance of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle. We will be presenting to the planning committee next month. 

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