Award-winning, multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has launched its third studio in the heart of Birmingham’s business district
rg+p has taken space at 1 Newhall Street, the contemporary glazed fronted building located at the junction with Colmore Row. Initially, the practice will offer architectural and QS/PM services from the new studio, with other disciplines set to be added in 2020. Architect, Lauren Raybould and senior QS/PM, Arron Iliffe will lead the Birmingham team.
“Birmingham has bold development plans and a vibrant business community which we’re excited to contribute to,” explains rg+p’s director, James Badley. “Opening in a third location had always been part of our long-term business plan and with more of our work originating in the West Midlands, Birmingham seemed a natural choice. We’ve spent the last 12 months getting to know the businesses, local authorities and organisations that are now our neighbours and look forward to building our portfolio across the region.”
To officially launch the new studio, rg+p’s directors and Birmingham team held a drinks reception at the city’s popular Primitivo bar, with more than 120 guests from across the property and construction industry in attendance.
Rob Woolston, director, added: “Obviously this is a big milestone for our practice, and as the current Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards Architectural Practice of the Year, we were keen to build on this profile and establish a permanent position in Birmingham. We were pleased to be joined by so many of the city’s professionals at Primitivo and look forward to their continued support as the business grows.”
Some of rg+p’s flagship projects in the West Midlands include the £40m Bath Row student accommodation development in Birmingham; Coventry’s tallest building, Fairfax Street student accommodation; and several residential development schemes with Bromford, St Modwen and Kier.