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MRT welcomes two new Architects

We’re delighted to welcome two new senior Architects, Jonathan Hall and Harj Bhogal to the MRT Team. Jonathan brings considerable experience in large, mixed-use developments of new-build apartments and commercial units as well as high end houses.

Harj has extensive experience in school and commercial design. She has also had much exposure to volumetric construction for housing pods in Birmingham. Harj’s flair and experience in interior design adds further dimension to her extensive experience in the construction industry.

Conversion granted under Class Q – agricultural building to dwelling approved in Rowington


MRT have recently obtained permission for the conversion of a redundant agricultural building into a new, contemporary dwelling in Rowington.

Taking advantage of the Class Q Agricultural Buildings to Dwellinghouses prior approval has seen an increase in the number of redundant agricultural buildings being converted into dwellings within open countryside.

This redundant sheep / lambing shelter is to be converted into a contemporary 5 bedroom dwelling surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to local amenities. The proposal utilises the existing steel portal frame and retains the agricultural character with proposed timber boarding and a large glazed entrance hall. Offsetting the first floor creates the opportunity for balconies to each of the bedrooms, taking full advantage of the stunning countryside views.

Edwardian Extensions start on-site

Work is underway on site to extend our client’s Edwardian semi-detached property to provide additional living space and enhanced bedrooms to accommodate their expanding family.

Externally, the drive will be improved to provide a turning head to allow occupants and visitors to enter and exit the main road in a forward direction, introducing an additional degree of safety.

The proposal includes a new open-plan kitchen/dining room and utility room at ground floor with large sliding folding doors opening onto the generous garden. The enlarged bedroom benefits from a new en-suite at first floor, which was carefully arranged to avoid impeding the neighbour’s rights to light and is clad in a timber-effect rainscreen. The second floor loft will also be adapted to provide a fully finished additional bedroom with appropriate permanent access.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by February 2019.

MRT welcome new Architectural Designer

Simon and the team are please to welcome Ed Lee to MRT Architects as an Architectural Designer.

Since completing his RIBA Part 2 Masters degree at Oxford Brooks School of Architecture in 2017, Ed spent a year working in Hong Kong where he was involved in a wide range of projects, varying from private housing to high rise mixed use complexes. Here, Ed gained further skills in urban design, 3D modelling and video-making; and now adds a wealth of experience in a variety of Architectural and 3D visualisation software packages to MRT Architects.

Ed’s skills and graphical experience will help MRT to continue delivering quality and pristine designs for our Clients.

Congratulations Scott!

MRT Architects is delighted to share that Scott Walker has passed his professional interview to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Scott originally joined the practice in 2015 as a RIBA Part 1 Architectural Assistant, after completing his degree at Birmingham City University School of Architecture. Since then, Scott has worked on a multitude of schemes varying from listed buildings, one off housing projects and multi house development schemes. It was here where Scott’s enthusiasm for the more technical aspects of Architecture and the challenges of creative detail design, led Scott to attain CIAT Chartership.

On behalf of everyone at MRT, we would like to take the opportunity to recognise and congratulate Scott on his achievement on becoming an Architectural Technologist!

 

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