Category Archives: rural-offices

INDUSTRY COMMENT – Rural Solutions welcomes new minister for housing and planning

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Rural development, residential development, planning permission, consentThe latest Cabinet reshuffle sees the appointment of a new housing and planning minister, to a newly branded ‘Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’, signalling an increased priority placed upon the continuing housing crisis.

 

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INDUSTRY COMMENT – Planning authorities can be the enabler to the roll out of digital infrastructure improvements to rural communities

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Recently, we heard the announcement that by 2020 high-speed broadband will be a legal right for every home and business in the UK. We were delighted to hear news that hopefully rural areas in the UK would be able to benefit from fast broadband, supporting commercial enterprise in the countryside. Read More

ARCHITECTURE – Meet Team Architecture at Rural Solutions

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Our architecture team has grown a lot in 2017 and we thought it was a good time to share a bit more about who they are!

The team, headed up by Malcolm Birks, are six strong and as expected at Rural Solutions, all very passionate about innovative design in the rural context.

Take a look at their latest design portfolio presenting some of the fantastic and varied schemes they have designed across the UK. From traditional to entirely unique, residential and commercial; together with our planning team, they are pushing the boundaries and raising the expectations of what is possible in the rural environment.

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Visit the Farm Business Innovation Show in Birmingham

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Rural Solutions will be exhibiting and speaking at the Farm Business Innovation Show taking place at Birmingham NEC on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November.

The show is free to enter and tickets can be ordered online from the Show website.

The Rural Solutions advisory, business development and planning teams will be at the show and they will be available to talk to you about your diversification ideas.  Willy Browne-Swinburne will also be speaking on Thursday morning about how you decide which diversification idea is the right one for you!

More information about the Show and free tickets can be found here http://www.farmbusinessshow.co.uk/

Rural Solutions runner up in Rural Business Awards

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Rural Solutions attended the dinner and awards ceremony last night for ‘The Rural Business Awards’ in partnership with CLA and are very proud to announce that we are runner up in the ‘2016 Best Rural Professional Services Business’ category.

The Awards co-founder, Jemma Clifford said “Rural Solutions was simply an excellent, successful business.  They demonstrated growth on profits, creation of jobs and associated employment in rural communities, all based on a sound knowledge of the key aspects of rural life.”

Congratulations to all our fellow finalists – it is wonderful to see so many successful rural businesses out there doing great things for the rural economy and raising the profile of the countryside.

3D Printing used to demonstrate Rural Office Scheme

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For a new rural office scheme in Oxfordshire we decided that a 3D printed model would help to physically demonstrate how the design will sit in the landscape and provide a more tactile platform in addition to drawings.

The project will replace the existing redundant agricultural buildings with 10,000 square feet of purpose built space to house small rural businesses.

From a 3D design modelled in SketchUp by the Rural Solutions Architecture Team, the model was then printed at 1:200 scale, took 16 hours to print and gave a fantastic finished product – far superior to anything achieved through card, scissors and glue!

3D printing by weareprintlab.com