Making the Vision a Reality with Paul Robinson Partnership & Richard Utting Associates

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Margaret Chadd House -East Coast Hospice

Paul Robinson Partnership (UK) LLP – (PRP) has been brought into the team as Architectural Consultants for Margaret Chadd House, to provide a full service through to completion.

The brief was to pick up the original concept and whilst retaining the initial principles and form of the design and develop the fully detailed scheme.

In realising the aspirations of Jenny and her Team, we will be creating a holistic environment for patients, friends and family to feel relaxed during challenging times.

PRP have been working closely with the Client to draw on valuable knowledge and ensure all details are fully considered and implemented.

Bringing over 40 years of our own experience to the project has enabled the scheme to be moved forward, in conjunction with the other consultants, to deliver this unique and much needed facility to the area.

As a well respected local Architectural Practice, with offices both in Great Yarmouth and Norwich, PRP are able to offer a personal yet professional service.

PRP continue to grow with a current team of 18 including Architects, Technologists, Surveyors, Project Managers, Interior Designers and Commercial Energy Assessors.

The Practice works throughout the UK as Partnering Consultant to National Companies as well as for independent and individual clients, in all aspects of architecture and design.

All projects are overseen by a Partner and Simon Nicholas continues to have close involvement while Associate Craig Liversidge heads up the technical production and project management.

In addition to healthcare, PRP are widely renowned for our work within the Holiday and Leisure, Residential, Commercial and retail industry.

For further information about the Practice, please visit our website at

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Richard Utting Associates LLP (RUA LLP) has worked with and supported East Coast Hospice since 2012 advising on construction and buildability, contractor procurement, construction costs and professional appointments as appropriate.

RUA LLP are now appointed as Project Managers and Cost Managers (Quantity Surveyors) and since the recent formalisation of their appointment this year, RUA LLP is working closely with Jenny and the team to ensure a clear structure is in place to drive the project forward. As such, the design team are now formally appointed and well underway in formalising the general arrangement layouts with the hospice.

The architects, structural engineers and services engineers are now working closely together to ensure a fully coordinated design which provides the best possible value for the hospice.

RUA LLP’s role as Project Manager and Cost Manager is to lead the client and consultant team through the design and construction process ensuring the clients aspirations are met, whilst providing at all times value for money.

There has clearly been a significant amount of work produced by Jenny and her team to get the project to this stage.  Drawing on their experience will be invaluable to the success of the scheme.

RUA LLP was established in 2011 by Richard Utting and is an independent firm of construction cost consultants and project managers, formed by experienced construction professionals focused on delivering Client needs and solutions.

Since its inception, the business has grown to currently fourteen strong, with further growth anticipated year on year.

The firm is led by three Partners, each bringing a different, but complimentary skill base to every  project.

Further information about the practice can be found on

RUA LLP are currently delivering a number of projects across East Anglia including various schemes for Norwich City Football Club, Trinity College Cambridge, Royal Norwich Golf Club, Newmarket Jockey Club as well as circa 1,000 residential units; and are currently engaged and masterplanning circa 10,000 residential units nationally for various national housebuilders and agents.

Richard is hands on in the delivery of the hospice scheme and responsible for the day to day running of the project. Richard is very proud to be leading this project not only because of the importance the hospice will have to Norfolk and its surrounds but also having lived in Great Yarmouth for over 30 years.

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