Following the completion of CAPA college, Wakefield, Project Architect Mark Eden reflects on the flagship project for the @educationgovuk with @morgansindallc https://t.co/vX3GjVmxM0
Fantastic to see our Healthcare Lead Paul Foster featured in @fcamagazine https://t.co/0Weh1AaZtl
Our sustainability leads Chris Halligan and Lilly Ingleby had a great time co-hosting, with Lucy Pedler, the Green Register’s online seminar on Sustainable materials and Life Cycle Analysis. Our research shows just how difficult it is to use something truly eco-friendly! https://t.co/fUv7CvorZB
Earth Day 2022 #InvestInOurPlanet https://t.co/23zSNfoolm
We are really pleased to have our first qualified Mental Health First Aider at Race Cottam. Director's PA Jen Foulds completed the 2 day @MHFAEngland training course, which has equipped her with valuable skills to support our team's wellbeing. #removingstigma #mentalhealth https://t.co/K9HZZbWTHp
Flagship Performing Arts College Completed in Wakefield
May 22: CAPA College, the specialist performing arts college we designed in Wakefield, has been completed. Occupying a prominent position on one of the city centre’s main gateways, CAPA College is a DfE funded project to create an exemplary new facility for 16–19-year-olds with serious ambitions for...
Paul Foster in Profile
May 22: We are really pleased to see our Healthcare Lead and Associate Director Paul Foster featured in a detailed interview in Future Constructor and Architect Magazine discussing his current porfolio, his inspiration and advice for aspiring architects. Read the article here.
Earth Day 2022
Apr 22: Sustainability is a priority at Race Cottam Associates. We are upskilling our team in all aspects of how to design a more sustainable environment, and we’re adopting and welcoming all tools to help us achieve this. Working towards the much needed industry wide net zero target, we now...
Mental Health First Aid Practice
Apr 22: We are really pleased to have our first qualified Mental Health First Aider at Race Cottam. Director's PA Jen Foulds completed the 2 day MHFA training course, which has equipped her with valuable skills to support our team's wellbeing. Other members of the RCA team...
On Campus Refurb at the University of York
Apr 22: One of our latest commissions is acting as lead designer on an extensive refurbishment to student accommodation at the University of York. Working collaboratively with project managers, Rider Levett Bucknall and M&E consultants, Couch Perry Wilkes, we’re devising a programme to transform 12 multi-storey blocks at...
Global Technology Centre Headquarters Starts on Site
Mar 22: We are delighted to see works begin on site at AESSEAL's Global Technology Centre Headquarters in Rotherham. The building strives to minimise its energy requirements through sustainable design and construction. As a project team we are targeting beyond the required BREEAM ‘Very Good’...
Energy from Waste 2022: Conference Report
Mar 22: Over 350 people from across the world attended the annual Energy from Waste (EfW) conference in London earlier this month. Our MD, David Speddings reports on the key discussion points and the industry’s perspective on future development in this sector… “As you might expect, the biggest...
In Conversation: David Speddings on Energy from Waste
Mar 22: Ahead of this week’s Energy from Waste Conference in London, we spoke to MD, David Speddings about the sector, debunking some of the common myths, and what he expects some of the key discussion points to be… In a nutshell, what are Energy from Waste (EfW)...
Certified Passivhaus Designers
Feb 22: We are delighted to have seen Director Pauline Lake and Project Architect Lilly Ingleby recently become certified Passivhaus Designers. They both began the course in Autumn 2021 and have now received their qualifications. With sustainability extremely high on our agenda and across the industry, we are looking...
Presentations at The Sheffield College
Dec 21: Following on from a talk by Senior Architectural Technologist Chris Halligan last month, our Directors Laurie and Pauline gave two presentations to students at the Kier Construction Academy at The Sheffield College. The focus this time was on communication, and the exciting and varied roles within architecture. ...
Developing Leaders Event with Wilmott Dixon
Nov 21: We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Developing Leaders' event from Willmott Dixon. This year it was held at the ever inspiring Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Some Manchester. A day of fun and informative talks about business, as well as quality networking with leaders...
A promotion for Paul Foster
Aug 21: It is with great pleasure that we announce Paul Foster’s promotion to Associate Director. Paul joined Race Cottam Associates Limited in 2008 as a qualified Architect and progressed to Associate in 2018. He has since become the practice’s Healthcare Lead, working as Project...
A silver for RCA Rowers!
Jul 21: July saw a team of 8 members of RCA taking part in a business rowing race with City of Sheffield Rowing club. The training and race took place on the beautiful Damflask reservoir, which is situated between Loxley and Low Bradfield. We were so...
New Arrival in the Cottam Family!
May 21: Huge congratulations to Laurie on the arrival of his daughter Flora! Also to Dave Cottam on his first Grandchild. We are over the moon for Laurie and Alice and wish them a happy and healthy future together as a family.
Unanimous Approval for Peak District Health Centre
Apr 21: Peak District National Park Authority have given unanimous planning consent for our Bakewell health centre. This marks a huge milestone for the project and we are thrilled to be part of a fantastic team delivering this new facility. The new health centre will be a multipurpose accessible building to...
Passivhaus Trust Membership
Mar 21: We are delighted to have recently become members of the Passivhaus Trust. This is a key step in our continued commitment to explore sustainable design solutions across our portfolio of work, building on our current work with the DfE as Technical Design Advisor for Passivhaus School design.
Hessle Extra Care and Specialist School
Feb 21: Race Cottam have been appointed along side Interserve Construction to deliver a new extracare supported housing scheme and specialist school in Hessle, for East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Extensive consultation has taken place throughout the design process to fully understand the user needs of both facilities, informing the detailed design...
Expansion Plans for Local Charity
Jan 21: We are delighted to have been appointed by Cathedral Archer Project to develop proposals for the refurbishment and replanning of the centre, which provides holistic support services to homeless people. Race Cottam Associates have a long standing relationship with the charity which provides an extremely valuable resource to our city...
Bakewell Health Centre Public Consultation
Dec 20: The online public consultation was held yesterday for our Bakewell Health Centre designs for the Derbyshire Community Health NHS Trust and East Midlands Ambulance Service. Working with P&DG Planning and Design group there was an online exhibition and Q & A, where we welcomed feedback...
Astrea Academy Shortlisted for Planning Excellence Award
Nov 20: Fantastic news to have our education project Astrea Academy, Sheffield shortlisted for the 2020 Yorkshire Planning Excellence Awards. The annual awards champion the very best examples of planning in Yorkshire, and the positive impact planning has on users of the scheme and the local community.