Having built more than 3,000 homes with a total construction value of around £1 billion, in developments ranging from 12 to 400 units and up to 43 storeys in height, JRA has considerable experience of residential design. Work in this sector ranges from new build to refurbishment, large scale regeneration to sensitive infill, masterplanning to detailed flat planning, and for many different modes of tenure. ‘Residential’ showcases a selection of JRA’s projects in this sector.

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What will the City of London be like in 2050? That was the question posed to JRA in the Developing City exhibition during the 2012 London Festival of Architecture. John Robertson Architects collaborated with Arup and took a structured approach to the challenge of visualising what the City of London might be like in 2050. The team identified factors that will determine not only the future of the City in terms of its built environment, but also its culture, its character and its relationship with people.

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Shaping the future

John Robertson Architects’ 20th anniversary publication charts the origins of the practice, the influence of these early beginnings and a look to the future. The edition describes the evolving approach of a modern architectural practice which covers sectors and roles, from residential delivery to executive design of new build commercial schemes. The publication showcases prominent works including The Daily Express Building, Aldwych Quarter and Neo Bankside.

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39 Victoria Street

This publication celebrates the completion of 39 Victoria Street, a major refurbishment project for developer British Land. The project has given the 1985 office block a new lease of life, with a modern specification, sustainable approach and high energy efficiency standards. The project team have expanded the net area by 20% while re-using the existing structure. 39 Victoria Street now offers 88,500 sq ft of Grade A office space, with a new façade, an EPC of B and a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

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