Walnut Tree Hill
Walnut Tree Hill is a new build project that Rathbourne are currently working on for a client residing in the UAE.
The site is based in the picturesque village of Priston on the outskirts of Bath. The completed build will be an impressive, 3 storey, 6000 sq-ft property with an array of mod cons including: air source background ventilation, cinematic room, state of the art gym equip with a Jacuzzi and sauna.
Rathbourne has worked very closely with the client right from the word go. From the initial concept which was heavily aimed at the proposed use of the property through to the practical implications and planning restrictions from the local planners. Even though the client is based in a different country with different time zones, Rathbourne has ensured that the client has the final sign off and discussions are maintained throughout the project. The interior designer has already been appointed and will be working through the interior plans and finishes with the client to ensure a smooth transition from build phase to final handover.
In this early phase. Rathbourne are working closely with both the appointed structural engineer (Hydrock) and the architect (Nash Partnership). The project is currently going through the formation of the steel and reinforced concrete walls. This phase (basement to ground) is due for completion at the end of January. The ground to first level will then follow, with the look to complete that phase in March 16.
73 Prior Park
Rathbourne was appointed on this complete renovation project by a private client in Bath.
The exterior cladding, brass island, bespoke kitchen and concrete screed flooring are just a few of the impressive features of this once very ’70’s’ looking house.
Epoch Wealth Management
Epoch are a fast growing Wealth Management Company in Bath who approached Rathbourne whilst they were in the process of securing a 2500 sqft of office space at the well known area of Bath, Queen Square House (QSH).
On a number of occasions, Rathbourne were invited to view the space at QSH and agreed that we felt the office would offer an opportunity to create a fantastic working environment for their ever expanding and truly motivated staff.
Epoch appointed Rathbourne in the early phase to lead the office renovation project, which in turn enabled Rathbourne to appoint The Interior Design Company (Bath based) and AJB (London creative design company) to collaboratively deliver bespoke cabinetry alongside a practical yet luxury working space. Rathbourne had previously had the luxury of working alongside AJB on various projects and felt the combination of Rathbourne’s Project Management services and AJB’s ability to bring concept through to design and delivery would be a perfect match for Epoch and their discerning tastes.
Rathbourne, the interior designer & AJB then began the process of understanding how Epoch would live and work within the space and so began creating a brief. It was clear that Epoch wanted to take into account their existing clients whilst enticing new, a balance that was very important to get right. The team quickly delivered a brief the client loved, using Epoch’s strong colours, clever division of space, floating walls, glass partitioning, bespoke desking solutions and a mix of classic furniture to create that all important balance for their clients.
79 Prior Park
At this extraordinary west London development can be found the inspirational and distinctive new office facility for leading television company UKTV. As Project Manager, James worked alongside London design and fabrication company Aldworth James & Bond. Together they worked with Penson, one of Europe’s leading and most-recognised interior design and architecture studios, who developed the architectural design for the office’s visual centre piece: a custom, ergonomic staircase connecting the previously separate levels of the space.
“A fun, motivating work space with spacious breakout and meeting areas”. That was the client brief from Panoramic Associates, a renowned senior level staffing firm based in Bristol.
Studio37, one of Rathbourne’s key interior designers on the commercial arm, suggested Rathbourne to the client. This collaboration of Rathbourne with Studio37 was a perfect partnership to enable the client’s specification to be met. Rathbourne’s keen eye for structural renovation and methodical office spacing and Studio37 with their attention to detail, finish and impressive lighting solutions meant the clients brief was easily met on time and to budget.
225 Bloomfield Road
Rathbourne had to consider how they were all going to function and collaborate with the strong structural design and deliver the client the very strong exterior look that was required.
The cut exercise required a huge amount of Shoring to hold the external bank in place whilst the ground works were prepared for the structural Polar wall system to be constructed and concrete poured. Once this element was completed the concrete BB floor was installed and the SIPS system was delivered and erected in a 10 day turn-around, Once felt and battened, screeds were laid, windows and doors installed the first electrical fixes could commence. It was then over to the interior designer team for the internal finishing program. A challenging project but one that Rathbourne will always be very proud to be associated with. A modern, sophisticated build, in a beautifully historical city!
Rathbourne was appointed as the Project Manager for the construction of a 2400sqft, SIP paneled timber framed, three storey, modern property. The construction of this fantastic property was challenging from the off-set. A massive cut exercise was required, into a very steep hill, with restricted machinery access. The client had very strong ideas of the building materials he wanted to use and so liaising with suppliers, architects, engineers and the interior designer was imperative. The specialised materials needed careful forethought.
Walsingham Road, Bristol
Rathbourne was appointed as the Project Manager for the conversion and the complete renovation of a 19th century, 4000sqft, four storey, semi detached house in the sought after area of St Andrews, Bristol. The house external aspects were in a very poor condition.
Once the roof had been replaced and new slates fixed along with a large part of the perished pointing raked out re-pointed, the external property looked as impressive as it always should have.
The rear of the property suffered from some historical structural problems, the floors had dropped and large internal cracks were evident in a number of the rooms. This area of work needed careful consideration and required the support from a local structual engineer to guide and stabilise the period property
The internal space needed a complete re-plan which included adding in two new en suites, one spacious bathroom, the conversion of the damp basement into a large open-plan kitchen/diner, a complete electrical rewire, CAT 6, new advanced heating system and restoration of all existing floors. It was then over to the design team to add the finishing touches to what was a beautiful period renovation, and one that Rathbourne will always to be very proud of.