Pad Studio's Lister Tower project completed in 2016 has been featured in this month's Architects Journal. This project marked a departure from the more contemporary construction projects for which Rice Projects is more commonly known.
Following it's success, Rice Projects has subsequently worked with PAD Studio on the Southsea tennis pavilion, shortlisted for a 2018 RIBA Award.
Once the slab was complete the timber frame was erected very quickly by Industree Carpentry
We're replacing the annexe and garage. Strom Architects have designed both buildings with pitched roofs. We will be using open sweet chestnut cladding on the walls and the roofs to match the cladding on the main house. Demolition started before Christmas and construction in the New Year.
Work is progressing at the Tennis Pavilion. Both roofs are now watertight, some of the parapet coping stones have been installed and the window are going in.
PAD Studio have entered The Lister Tower into the AJ Small Projects Awards. Fingers crossed!
We've just added the Lister Tower project to the website with photographs by Nigel Rigden. This project was something a little different to our usual new build projects - a welcome variation.
Woodpeckers continues to gain much attention and is featured in Wallpaper Magazine. See the link below.
Emma Ward-Lambert (Strom Architects) and Edward Rice (Rice Projects) were up at the Carpenters Company, in London, for the Wood Awards ceremony last week. Woodpeckers had been shortlisted and was Highly Commended. We met Henry Goss from the The Boundary there and bumped into Steve Corbett, Edwards old boss from the Green Oak Carpentry Company back when they were working on the Savill Gardens Grid Shell. A very enjoyable evening with excellent canapes!
Rice Projects have been invited to the Wood Awards ceremony next month, with Strom Architects. Woodpeckers is on the shortlist.
Since the the foundations were completed work has been progressing well.
Following demolition KO Plant and Groundworks returned to start work on the foundations.
First job was to set the site up by creating a new access point onto Eastern Parade by installing new site gates and a drop curb. We then erected temporary fencing to secure the site and installed a haul road and crane pad from Eastern Parade up to the existing pavilion.
The existing pavilion was clad in asbestos which was very carefully removed and disposed of. Following this demolition happened very quickly.
Here are some CGI's of our current project. Designed by PAD Studio, it's a replacement Tennis Pavilion on Canoe Lake Park, Southsea, Portsmouth. It's been commissioned by a private client for public and community use and includes ten new grass courts, a number of all weather courts and a cafe.
Rice Projects is responsible for the construction of the pavilion. We started on site in May and due for completion for next tennis season. The cafe and grass courts are already up and running. Visit the link below if you're interested in using the courts or joining the club.
To kick off the blog on our new website, here are a few recent site pics of the careful craning in of the prefabricated steel stair and tin bath. More site photos and news coming soon.