Gan Canny, Man!

Following over 30 years at the top, our longest standing Partner and Director, Neil Frederick Pritchard, has decided to hang up his set square from 01 October 2018 and retire for an easier life with the grandchildren.

 

The Sunderland lad joined the practice in the early 80’s as an enthusiastic young upstart having previously worked in the north east where he also studied Architecture at Newcastle University.  During this time, the practice, then a Partnership named Burford, Marlow & Carden, changed its name to the Radley House Partnership, following relocation to our current premises at Radley House on St Cross Road, Winchester.   An overseas office in Qatar in the booming Middle East had also been established, which Neil moved to in 1983 and successfully headed up during the late 1980’s.  On his return in 1990, with his professional and managerial potential clearly recognised, Neil was appointed a Partner of the UK practice and set about the modernisation of the Winchester office, during which time he successfully landed the largest contract the company has seen to date and subsequently helped guide the firm through two recessions and its transition to a Limited Company.  

 

An avid cricket and opera fan with hidden passions for filing, felt tip pens and the Pet Shop Boys (!) Neil now intends to spend more time pursuing his passions outside of architecture with his beloved family.  Neil, from all your friends at Radley House, thanks for all your help over the years and we wish you well for the future. 

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The White Tower, HM Tower of London Refurbishment of the Flamsteed Tower stairs

Works at the Flamsteed Tower are now complete and the exit stair has been re-opened for the public. 

In the end, the lining for each step of the Norman spiral staircase had to be individually constructed to suit the profile of the curved stone treads and risers.  This included a bespoke metal frame carrier and separation membranes concealed beneath oak joinery and bronze anti-slip nosing’s. 

It is hoped that the new linings will last for another 40 years, plus! 

The photos were kindly provided by Historic Royal Palaces and will feature on a future project page detailing its development, so please stay tuned….

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The Maytrees, Hollydale and Ivydale, Four Marks

The development of 5no. Individual, traditional, detached houses to replace a former bungalow at No.71 Lymington Bottom were successfully completed this summer and the development is now fully occupied.  Radley House Partnership designed the residential scheme, which also included a former quarry, and carried out the planning and building regulations packages for the developers.

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Capitol House, Winchester

Works are now on site following a successful planning application for the change of use from offices to residential.  The scheme will comprise of 20no. 1&2 bed apartments over the split levels addressing both Bridge Street and Old Station Approach.

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No7 Stoney Lane, Winchester

Planning permission has now been awarded for 4no new dwellings, proposed to be located off Stoney Lane, just north of Winchester City Centre. Traditional in architectural style, the dwellings have been designed to overcome a number of challenging constraints on the steeply sloping site.

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Award Winners!

Radley House Partnership are delighted to announce that the Northwood Cemetery Heritage Project has won the 2018 Isle of Wight Society’s Conservation Award.  Jeremy Poll, the lead architect, attended the ceremony on behalf of Radley House Partnership, which was held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes on the 18th of May 2018.  The restoration of the cemetery chapels was undertaken with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in collaboration with the Friends of Northwood Cemetery and the Isle of Wight Council.  Further information can be found by clicking on the link, below.

http://www.friendsofnorthwoodcemetery.org.uk/

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Park Cottage, Durley

Works are well underway for the refurbishment and extension of Park Cottage together with new Pool, Garden Room and Ancillary Buildings.

 Swimming pool taking shape!

Swimming pool taking shape!

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Leaflands, Winchester

Following a successful series of planning consents, works have now commenced on the Mortimer Close site in Kings Worthy, Winchester, to provide 4 new semi-detached dwellings.  The scheme is being carried out by local developers Shorewood Homes following a full detailed design package prepared by Radley House.

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Siddington Park Farm

Planning Permission has been granted by Cotswold District Council for 171 Assisted Living Units together with a central facilities building providing Spa & Restaurant facilities, forming a new care village.  It’s planned that the land at Siddington Park Farm in Cirencester will be developed later this year and Radley House Partnership will continue to provide detail design services throughout the latter work stages.

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HM Tower of London, Refurbishment of the Flamsteed Tower stairs

Following the success of the new entrance stair to the White Tower designed by Radley House Partnership we are now overseeing the refurbishment of the spiral exit stair.  The high volume of visitors to the Tower, in the order of 1.5 million per year, had caused the Flamsteed Tower stair to become worn out.

The brief from Historic Royal Palaces required an ingenious solution to protect the underlying Norman stone steps and to cater for visitor impact.  A bespoke metal framework is to be concealed beneath the oak joinery.

A significant part of the project comprised the planning of temporary egress and evacuation routes, leading to a significant scaffolding structure erected to the north elevation.

Works are on track to be completed in June.

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