TNG wins Architecture Today’s Test of Time Award

The TNG Youth and Community Centre opened its doors to the public in 2013, aiming to provide valuable support to young people in Lewisham. Central to the project’s vision was the creation of a flexible space which could evolve over time, adapting to the needs of its occupants. Ten years on, RCKa are delighted to

TNG Shortlisted for Architecture Today Awards

It only feels like yesterday, but TNG Youth and Community Centre is celebrating 10 years of fabulous support for young people and families since being opened by the Mayor of Lewisham in 2013. Commissioned by Lewisham Council, in 2017 the running of the centre was taken over by Youth First, and with over 1,700 members

Nourish Hub shortlisted for RIBA London Regional Awards

We’re delighted to announce that the Nourish Hub we designed for UK Harvest, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and the Mayor of London is one of 92 projects shortlisted for the 2023 RIBA London Regional Awards. Completed in 2021, we converted a former Post Office in Shepherd’s Bush into a vital new community hub, serving affordable

RCKa Wins Architect of the Year 2022 Social Value Award

RCKa is thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the Building Design 2022 Architect Of The Year Award for Social Value. We’re particularly proud to receive this award as it celebrates both our body of recent work – which spans housing, education and community sectors – and the central ethos of the practice: to make

Nourish Hub wins the RIBA Journal MacEwen Award

Following on from our success in the New London Awards at the end of 2021, we’re delighted to have the Nourish Hub recognised by the RIBA Journal, which has presented it with the MacEwen Award. “Here’s the recipe for Nourish Hub. Take one council with some hard-to-let shops in an area of high social deprivation,

Nourish Hub wins NLA Community Prize and the Mayor’s Prize

At a ceremony held in London’s Guildhall on 26 November, RCKa’s Nourish Hub community kitchen, which we designed for food charity UK Harvest was given both the Community Prize and the coveted Mayor’s Prize in recognition of the project’s profound impact on the health and wellbeing of the local community. Nourish Hub provides a community

Two NLA Awards Nominations

We are delighted that our recently completed project The Nourish Hub has been shortlisted in this year’s NLA awards both in the learning category and for the community prize. It has been a real pleasure working on this democratic social space alongside Inner Circle Consulting, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and UK Harvest, which hosted a series of workshops

Boughton Heath wins a Housing Design Award

RCKa is delighted to have won yet another Housing Design Award – our fourth in five years. With planning secured in late 2020, the Boughton Heath development is our first for Retirement Villages Group, and when complete will be the UK’s first project of its type to achieve Fitwel certification which measures building’s performance for

2021 AJ Architecture Awards

RCKa is delighted that its Ryde Nicholson Road innovation masterplan has been shortlisted for the 2021 Architects’ Journal Architecture Awards. The project, for Isle of Wight Council, proposes a sustainable infrastructure to help promote inward investment and to nurture home-grown enterprise. Centred around a new civic hub, providing social amenities including healthcare and retail uses,

RCKa wins Architect of the Year Social Impact Award

RCKa has been crowned winner of the inaugural Social Impact Award at this year’s Architect of the Year Awards, organised by Building Design mazagine. The social impact category was included in this year’s programme to recognise those practices which make a tangible difference to the quality of people’s lives, including end users and the wider

Park House wins Inside Housing Development Award

RCKa’s Park House development in Harpenden, for specialist developer PegasusLife, has been awarded the 2019 Inside Housing Development Award for Best Older People’s Housing under 50 units. Later living development in Harpenden wins award for best older people’s housing development up to 50 Homes. Judges applauded the scheme’s bold reinterpretation of the Arts & Crafts

RCKa Wins Housing Design HAPPI Award for PegasusLife Hortsley

We’ve secured our second Housing Design Award in two years, winning the HAPPI award at a ceremony in London last night. The Housing Design Awards were launched in 1948 – in the same sitting of Parliament that created the NHS – to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding, but was opened up to market sale homes

The Granville wins New London Awards’ Community Prize

The Granville, completed last year by RCKa on behalf of the South Kilburn Trust, Brent Council and the Mayor of London, won the prestigious Community Prize at this year’s New London Architecture Awards. The New London Awards, launched nine years ago by New London Architecture (NLA) and held annually at the Guildhall in the City

PegasusLife Hortsley wins Sussex Heritage Award

RCKa’s Hortsley development in Seaford, East Sussex has won the 2019 Sussex Heritage Award for Large-Scale Residential at a ceremony held at Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe. There were a total of 97 entries for this year’s award, which was established in 1999 to “recognise and reward the highest quality conservation, restoration and good design

RCKa shortlisted for two housing design awards

Following on from last year’s win at the Housing Design Awards for Highgate Newtown Community Centre, RCKa has been shortlisted for two further awards this year – both for completed projects. Our Park House retirement living development provides 38 new homes in the heart of the Hertfordshire town of Harpenden, achieving a remarkable level of

PegasusLife Hortsley longlisted for the RIBAJ 2019 MacEwen Award

RCKa’s Hortsley development in Seaford for specialist later-living developer PegasusLife is one of 36 projects longlisted for the 2019 MacEwen Award. The award, run by the RIBA Journal, recognises “architecture for the common good” and is a celebration of projects which go beyond good design to truly recognise the positive impact that excellent buildings can

Arklow Road shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award

RCKa is delighted to announce our recently completed Pocket Living Arklow Road has been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards. Arklow Road is testament to the tangible benefits of building reuse. The project showcases a successful marriage between a client’s bold approach to design, and an architect’s vision to embrace and enhance the local

RCKa Wins a Housing Design Award

RCKa is delighted to have won a Housing Design Award for our Highgate and Newtown Community Centre in Camden. We were appointed in 2014 to improve the long-term future of the site and we believe the project is a key example of how Councils can use the building of new homes to fund vital community resources. The