Located in Uppingham, Rutland, we have a wide range of experience gained both in the local area and nationally.
Runcorn Architects was founded in 2020 by Tom Runcorn and born from Tom’s 15+ years experience working in and around the Rutland and Stamford areas, as well as further afield. We are a RIBA Chartered Practice, meaning we are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, best practice and ethics.
As a small practice we guarantee that every project receives the personal attention it requires, resulting in high-quality work and many repeat clients and recommendations. We offer a friendly, flexible and detailed service which ensures our clients are able to realise their project aims. Whilst residential work forms the major part of our design offering, we have considerable experience in new builds, extensions, barn conversions, refurbishments and listed buildings, as well as agricultural planning works. We enjoy working on a range of of project types, from small extensions and alterations, to new dwellings and large developments of multiple units.
Runcorn Architects offer a broad spectrum of skills and experience. We will help simplify the process of planning your project, from guiding you through the design stages to ensuring all the required approvals are in place. Collaboration is key, nurturing a partnering mentality between all parties, including the client, architects, contractors and many more. We are not only adept at working with others, such as Planners, Conservation Officers, Building Control and Structural Engineers, we also have strong existing contacts and a network of trusted colleagues and partners – making the process even easier for clients.
Runcorn Architects undertake a range of services from the early design stages through to overseeing building works on site – offering all stages of the RIBA’s Plan of Work. We recognise that each project is different so we tailor our services on a projects by project basis, to suit the client’s requirements. Please contact us for a free initial consultation including site visit and meeting to discuss your project brief.
“Designing for now, respecting the past, with a careful eye on the future.”
At Runcorn Architects, we have a passion for heritage work (works to listed buildings and within conservation areas). Indeed, Tom is currently working towards becoming a RIBA Conservation Architect (and is an RIBA Conservation Registrant now). Being based in Rutland, we are surrounded by a huge variety of listed buildings and numerous conservation areas, meaning we have a wealth of experience in this area. When working on heritage projects we offer a tailored solution recognising a standard approach doesn’t work – every project is different. Listed buildings inevitably face different issues; need of modernisation, repairs, renovations, and much more.
Runcorn Architects specialises in conservation and listed building projects, offering a full range of architectural services for the repair and restoration of historic buildings, including sensitive design of new buildings, extensions and alterations to listed buildings and within conservation areas.
“Breathing new life into historic buildings, creating spaces that add to the soul of the property.”
We are particularly skilled in combining sensitive additions to listed buildings which integrate modern technologies, to make buildings environmentally sustainable and fit for modern purposes.
We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Like it or not we are facing a climate emergency, and the construction industry and built environment has a huge role to play in combatting this. We design for immediate needs whilst ensuring future requirements will also be met – not just by doing the right things for the planet but crucially also saving client budgets (better insulated homes, reducing bills and reliance on fossil fuels, and more). At Runcorn Architects, we are signatures of ‘Architects Declare’ and are signed up to the RIBA’s 2030 Challenge. As part of our push to be more sustainable we are committed to the following as a business:
- Aiming to be a zero-waste company. Whilst this is a tough ask, we have reviewed where we buy products/ supply chains for the office and teamed up with TerraCycle to ensure as much of the office waste produced as possible is recycled. TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company and a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials.
- Solar panels power the office and charge our 100% electric car. All possible site visits/ journeys are taken in the electric car or via public transport where possible.
- In association with Ecologi we plant trees monthly and for each project. The aim here is not to carbon offset but to help reforest keys areas around the world. Healthy trees sequester CO2 making them climate champions.
- Working with Ecologi Zero and its carbon foot printing tool we are working to better understand our carbon footprint and, in doing so, working to reduce our footprint step by step.
Nothing is perfect when it comes to responding to the climate emergency, but any steps we take are a step in the right direction!