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Introducing Owers Warwick Architects


NRAP becomes Owers Warwick Architects!

Award Winning Architecture


We are delighted that our project for Christ's Hospital School, Horsham today won an award in the Public and Community category at Sussex Heritage Awards 2021

RIBA Award Winner: Monkey Roost


This recently completed refurbishment and extension to a 1970's bungalow in Stapleford with contractors Adams and Newman has won two RIBA awards; a regional award and Small Project of the Year Award. Judges' comments: "The project is an excellent example of where good design adds significant value, and creates a wonderful house with relatively modest means. It is an accomplished piece of architecture and a sensitive renewal of an original building providing it with a long term sustainable future"

Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant


We are pleased to see that the proposals we have helped Anglian Water develop have been released for public consultation.

Sycamore Steels


The huge steel beams are going in on site in Stevenage and the design is taking shape. This project for Kadans Science Partner will transform a vast metal warehouse into vibrant offices, labs and spaces for collaboration #NRAPArchitects #onsite #transformingspaces

On site at Sycamore House


On site at Sycamore house. Transforming this metal warehouse into laboratories for start-up, scale-up and mature companies in the Stevenage life science sector.

NRAP are hiring


We're looking for qualified architects who are passionate, dedicated and highly motivated and who will bring enthusiasm, creative thinking, a strong work ethic and good organisational skills to our team.⁠ ⁠ Please apply through RIBA Jobs by the 31st March.⁠

King’s College Staircase


Gold is the new black - it is nearly Christmas after all. And in case you’re wondering, we know a staircase is not just for Christmas, but NRAP are loving the new stair in Garden hostel, our project for #kingscollege, which is nearing completion. #barnesconstruction #smithandwallwork #architecture #studentaccommodation #cambridgeuniversity #covid19solutions

Grantchester Meadows House Complete


We were delighted to hand over the completed Grantchester Meadows House to a very happy client last week. Please check out the project page for more photos by our very own David Valinsky.

New Photos of Christs Hospital School


We have just received our new photos of our completed project at Christ's Hospital School, Horsham. We think the new buildings look fantastic in the Autumn light.

RIBA Awards: Corpus Christi


NRAP Architects is the only practice to have had two projects shortlisted for this year's RIBA East Awards, one of which is this recently completed refurbishment of Corpus Christi Medieval Hall with Barnes Construction. To see the news item on the RIBAJ website click READ MORE:

Purchase of Covent Garden


NRAP are glad to announce that Richard Owers and Richard Warwick have completed on the purchase of the office in central Cambridge. Exciting times! We are looking forward to continuing to design great buildings with our talented team from this wonderful location and investing in the quality of our environment.

On your bike


At NRAP we are big fans of sustainable travel and being Cambridge based we are particularly keen on travel by bike. Richard Owers was delighted to escape the underground last week in favour of a two wheeled taxi to a meeting at X+Why in Whitechapel. Thank you Pedal Me!

Grantchester Meadows is nearly complete


With a couple of weeks left until completion the entrance hall and stairs are looking great at Grantchester Meadows thanks to P.B.Doyle contractors.

Grantchester Meadows


Only a few weeks left until completion of this new home in West Cambridge.

The Old Granary


#NRAParchitects are please to see the roof lights in place and scaffolding struck at the Old Granary - #listedbuilding at Barley.

King's College Garden Hostel


Two and a half tonnes worth of solid plate steel staircase arrived at Garden Hostel yesterday and was lifted into place through the roof light this morning. The way it gracefully snakes between floors belies its true weight.

Out to Tender


We are looking forward to receiving tenders back on the exciting project we have designed for Kadans Science Partner.  The scheme is to convert a 1980s warehouse into vibrant offices and laboratories for start-up, scale-up and mature companies in the Stevenage life science sector. Much needed in these interesting times! 

NRAP @ Home


COVID resilience is the new "normal". NRAP acted swiftly last week to set up everyone to work from home. Thanks to Microsoft Teams we are in regular contact and enjoying the technology from the comfort of our front rooms!



The ever-changing pattern of light across the street façade at Grantchester Meadows.

RIBA Awards


We are delighted to read that the list of 15 buildings from Cambridgeshire shortlisted for the RIBA Awards includes two of our projects; the refurbishment of the Grade 1 Listed medieval hall at Corpus Christi College and the Monkey Roost in Stapleford.

Grand Designs Magazine


Monkey Roost, our project for a family house in Stapleford, has just been published in April's Grand Design Magazine.

Top of the Motte


The circular bench on the Motte at Clare Castle orientates visitors around the sights.



The extension taking shape on site in Barley.

Progress at Grantchester Meadows


The Grantchester Meadows project is now water tight and the interior is taking shape.

Labs and offices in Stevenage


We have just received planning permission for the transformation of an industrial building into offices and laboratories in Stevenage.

King's College Garden Hostel


Artist's Impression

King's College Garden Hostel


Progress photo of the work to extend Garden Hostel for King's College. All phases of the CLT are now complete and the majority of brickwork.

Zero-carbon housing development in Loughton.


Sneak preview of a Zero-carbon housing development in Loughton.

CLT at King's College


The installation of CLT at Garden Hostel is progressing at about a floor per week.

Grantchester Meadows


View through what will be a continuous slot window in the roof to a new house NRAP have designed in Newnham. Not a bad spot really. Photo by M. Cleevely.

Brunch at Christ’s


Richard Owers attended the celebratory brunch at the handover of the servery at Christ’s Hospital School earlier this week.

The Old Goods Shed handed over


NRAP architects’ work is done and it was lovely to see the crowds enjoying the opening of the Old Goods Shed at Clare Castle today.

Nearly There at Clare


The renovation of the Goods Shed at Clare Castle is nearing completion.

And yet more..


View from the northwest.

Christ's Hospital Taking Shape


With the scaffolding partially struck, the sculptural qualities of the building start to reveal themselves.

More Christ's


Interior shot of the servery.

RIBA East Winner 2021


We are delighted that Monkey Roost has one 2 awards at this years RIBA East Awards



We are currently seeking qualified architects to join our vibrant studio in Cambridge.

Housing in North Cambridge


Elevation study for apartments above a nursery.

Half cut


Work began this week on the demolition of 10 Grantchester Meadows.

Corpus Christi Bursar's Garden


Work to the Bursar’s garden at Corpus Christi nears completion, just in time for the arrival of Spring. The garden was designed by Peter Carolin in collaboration with NRAP Architects.

Christ's Hospital Progressing


This picture taken from the main approach road at Christ's Hospital last month illustrates how the two classroom blocks and chimneys frame the axial view of the existing water tower.

Corpus Christi Medieval Hall Refurbishment


The second phase of our project for Corpus Christi to refurbish their Medieval Hall was handed over earlier this month; on time and on budget!

AstraZeneca Launch


We are delighted to have handed over the project to fit out office facilities at City House for AstraZeneca. NRAP Architects worked together with project managers from Mott MacDonald to deliver this fast track project, which was delivered within six months from inception to completion. Contractors Overbury took possession of the site in November and handed over at the end of February.

NRAP are recruiting


NRAP ARCHITECTS are seeking qualified architects to join our vibrant studio in Cambridge. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and highly motivated individual who will bring enthusiasm, creative thinking, a strong work ethic and good organisational skills to our team. The roles will require candidates to work on a number of projects simultaneously, both independently and as part of a team. Candidates will be involved in all aspects of the design process. Please send your CV and portfolio along with a covering letter detailing why you would like to work for NRAP to (attachments should be no more than 10MB please) or hard copy for attention of Richard Owers at NRAP Architects, 13-15 Covent Garden, Cambridge, CB1 2HS. Apply by 20th February 2019.

Happy Christmas


Many thanks to Mathew Smith for the many beautiful photos he has taken of the extension NRAP designed in Stapleford.

Chisholm Trail Blazing Saddles


Cambridge City planning committee voted earlier this month to approve our design for a new cafe and cycle pit-stop on Barnwell Lake, as part of plans to animate the Chisholm Trail. As well as a lake-side café, the facility will provide cyclists and those enjoying the lake with toilet facilities and a place to relax.

Sporting Chance


We are delighted to announce that, following a competitive interview, we have been appointed by Reigate Grammar School to design a new sports facility.

Listed Building Consent in Barley


NRAP are delighted to announce that Conservation Area and Listed Building Consent has been awarded to our scheme to extend the Grade II Listed Old Granary in Barley.

Old Garden: New Project


King’s College Cambridge have appointed NRAP Architects to complete phase 2 of proposals to extend and renovate Old Garden building.

New Director Richard Warwick


NRAP are pleased to announce that Richard Warwick has been appointed as a director of the practice.

Christ Alive!


Work on site at Christ’s Hospital is progress with the steel frame bringing alive the form of the first of five bays.

Mind the step change


The foundations are poorer at Christ’s Hospital School and the steel frame is rapidly emerging.

Planning approval


We are delighted to announce that our scheme for a new family house at Grantchester Meadows was approved unanimously by the planning committee. The scheme should provide an extremely low energy dwelling looking south over the meadows.

Monkey business


We are delighted that Adams and Newman Contractors have successfully completed the extension to a 1970 house on Gog Magog Way, on time and on budget. The client and small fleet of delivery vans arrived as the contractor left. J.I.T. delivery!

Preview of a Paragraph 55 House


The interior of a new house in Suffolk that will be submitted soon for planning permission under “paragraph 55″ of the NPPF.

Gog Magog site progress


The interior spaces in our extension to a 70′s bungalow at Gog Magog are nearing completion.

The Old Lodge unlayered & the roof revealed


Old Hall at Corpus Christi College is the earliest example of a college lodge and hall in the city. Now that much of the 20th century fabric has been stripped away, a digital reconstruction of the interior has been constructed using laser scanning technology. Some 350 million points of interest were captured, rendered and assembled to give a three-dimensional view. The study provides a valuable record of the medieval structure as well as later additions. The process was undertaken over 4 days by engineering PhD student, Dan Brackenbury, and supervised by Dr Keith Seffen. Commentary on the videos is by Peter Carolin.

Preparing the site at Christ’s Hospital School


The old kitchen block at Christ’s Hospital School has been demolished revealing the tower in all its – 125 foot – glory.

Agog at Gog Magog


With the first couple of coats of render applied, our extension to a seventies bungalow at Gog Magog Way is starting to take shape.

Christ’s Alive


Partial handover of Christ’s Hospital School catering facility was reached last week, bang on time!