November 2015

Romilly Quarter Church Conversion Complete

The conversion of the Listed Church at Portkerry Road in Barry is now complete with all houses sold

October 2015

Rose House Cover Story

Rose House was featured in Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine’s October Issue

September 2015

Southsea Apartments

Planning was granted earlier this year for this development of 96 flats on the seafront in Southsea for retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone. We are currently working away on construction drawings for the project.

July 2015

Campus Pool Skatepark In Action

Campus Pool Skatepark is now open and in action. We are working on designs for a new cafe for the facility.

July 2015

Green Council Homes in the Green Capital

Emmett Russell Architects have submitted planning applications for three developments of new build council homes for Bristol City Council. In keeping with the City’s ambitions as European Green Capital, the housing has all been designed to Passivhaus Standards. The three sites are located in the Henbury and Brentry areas of the city. The developments form part of Bristol City Council’s New Build Council Housing Programme which aims to deliver 1000 new council homes over the next 15 years on housing infill sites.

October 2014

Campus Pool Skatepark, Bishopsworth

Emmett Russell Architects have been appointed as architects for the transformation of the old Bishopsworth Swimming Pool in South Bristol into the South West’s best indoor skatepark. The team from Campus Skate intend to turn the derelict site into a valuable community resource.

“Our aim is to positively engage young people through skatepark based activities, providing a facility for the local and wider community that is both excellent and sustainable.” This video gives more details of the project:

August 2014

Lilyville Road Completed

Work has just finished on our most recent London project on Lilyville Road in Fulham. The work involved the reconfiguration of a house to provide a light and open kitchen living room that makes the most of the courtyard garden to the rear of the house.

July 2014

Planting completed at Fentiman Road, Vauxhall

The very talented Karena Batstone has just completed a new landscaping scheme for our project at Fentiman Road, Vauxhall. The scheme includes galvanized roofop planters on the new extension and a compact family garden.

May 2014

Planning Granted for Porthkerry Road Conversion

Planning Permission has been granted for the conversion of a Listed church in Barry and its associated church hall into 10 houses. After the completition of two successful previous projects for the developer, Brownfield Green, we are delighted to have secured planning consent for our third project for this client.

May 2014

Planning Permission Granted for Winterton House, Wendover

Planning permission was granted this month for the development of 21 retirement flats in the grounds Winterton House, Wendover. The project involves the conversion of a Listed former rectory and a new building in the grounds.

March 2014

ERa featured in Architects Journal

Emmett Russell Architects were featured in the New Practices Slot of the Architects Journal this week.

March 2014

TRa becomes ERa

We are delighted to announce that from 1st April Tom Russell Architects will become Emmett Russell Architects Ltd (ERa). After eight years of successful collaboration, Victoria Emmett and Tom Russell are consolidating their growing practice under a new name to reflect their shared roles in developing the work of the practice.

March 2014

Reimagine Ageing Published in Architectural Design

Our winning scheme for the RIBA Re-imagine ageing competition has been published in Architectural Design this month. As part of an issue dedicated to ‘Designing for the Third Age’ Professor Lorraine Farrelly has written an article outlining the ambitions of the competition and the ideas that have emerged from it. “Tom Russell Architect’s design places an emphasis on simultaneously embracing the occupiers’ individuality and the creation of shared social spaces, encouraging cross-generational interation across the wider community”.