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During the last sixteen years Robert has been self-employed running a small but busy Architectural Consultancy. Robert is based in his home town of Leek, covering a wide area mainly across Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire with distance not being a problem.

Services Provided

The services provided are wide and varied covering all aspects of Architecture, Planning and Surveying disciplines. Robert operates in conjunction with fellow professionals as the need arises to offer clients an holistic approach/service tailored to their individual needs. Clients vary from individual domestic clients to Property Developers, Commercial concerns and Solicitors, several of which he has close and loyal ties with - the client lists give some insight into his past and present  client base and the geographical location of projects.

The service offered to several of the larger clients who develop sites for domestic use includes project co-ordination and close liaison on site with both domestic and nominated sub-contractors. This also includes certification of valuations for financial draw downs and completion certificates complient with the Council of Mortgage Lenders requirements. Projects undertaken include the complete re-development of the former Normanton School site in Buxton into 19 Luxury Apartments & the re-development of the former Tarmac offices in Buxton into 9 Luxury Apartments. New developments include 10 Houses in Waterhouses, 3 Houses in Brassington, 5 Houses in Kniveton, 14 Houses in Buxton and many more residential developments including one off houses and numerous domestic extensions/alterations for private individuals.

Other work includes commercial and industrial commissions in the retail and warehouse sector as well as mixed use developments of older properties, bringing them back in to viable use. Much of Robert's work over the last 18 years has involved the conversion of large former residential properties in Buxton and surrounding areas into high quality apartments, dealing with all of the complexities that they have. A recent project involved the redevelopment of a Grade II listed commercial premises in Leek into six apartments and two shop units. Many commissions now involve work to Grade II Listed Buildings and others of Architectural Merit and Robert has received two Certificate of Merit Awards from the Leek and District Civic Society for two local projects.

Recently Robert has undertaken the design of a large number of one off houses and barn conversions for individual clients and has been heavily involved with certification for both valuations and mortgage purposes. Being a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RLM Associates currently have Professional Indemnity Insurance and is 'Regulated by RICS'.

As well as the above Robert is involved with expert witness reports, condition survey reports, party wall awards and other one off commissions from Solicitors and Developers, etc. He is a member of a Local Authority Planning & Development Control Agents Forum. Courses attended have been the RICS/SPAB Conservation Summer School and SPAB Faith in Maintenance to learn more about the care and maintenance of Historic Buildings and a UKAS accredited asbestos awareness course. He is also a member of SPAB and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Building Conservation Forum as well as Leek & District Civic Society.

Robert is a Trustee for several local charities and church affiliated groups, using his experience to assist with the maintenance of property within their portfolio and responsibilities.

1997 Admitted Associate of Architecture and Surveying Institute – Building Surveying

1998 Radon Council – Part 1 Examination

2000 Elected Corporate Member of A.S.I

2002 Elected Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

2005 CAD Intermediate Course

Continued Professional Development is undertaken on an ongoing basis through regular attendance at seminars and by technical reading.

1977-1980 Hawksworth Design, Denstone, Staffs
Trainee Architectural Technician

1980-1982 Integrated Building Design – Architects (Uttoxeter)
Architectural Technical

1982-1987 Hulme, Upright & Partners – Architects (Leek)
Senior Architectural Technician

1987-1989 Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council – Architects Department
Senior Architectural Technician

1989 – 1997 Ritchie & Rennie – Architects (Buxton)
Associate Surveyor/Office Manager

1997 – present RLM Associates (Leek & Buxton)
Sole Practitioner

Property Developers

Hemburymill Ltd Leek

Mercia Estates Ltd Ellastone

Buxton Estates Ltd Buxton & Leek

Harrington Properties Ltd Chorleywood

Warwick Home Developments Ltd Buxton

D & H Mitcham Developments Ltd Buxton

Streamline Builders Buxton

Cleancut Ltd Didsbury

Colin Amos Builders Ltd Leek, Waterhouses & Wetton

Mutley Properties (Hldgs) Ltd Buxton

Richmondway Properties Ltd Chapel en le Frith

Count Contracts Ltd Brassington, Kniveton & Wetton

Hoptonwood Developments Ltd Buxton

Rowan Peak Ltd Wetley Rocks, Cheddleton & Buxton

Camelot Ltd Buxton

Chambers Property Dev. Ltd. Buxton

Hazelwood Developments Ltd. Stanton, Matlock & Denby

Preserva Ltd Ripley

S P Robinson Developments Ltd Buxton

Pixie Crusade Ltd Leek

Devonshire Property Services Buxton

Forge Developments (SoT) Ltd Endon

Gladstone Developments Ltd Buxton

Clayton Estates Ltd Nottingham

Thomson Litherland (Liverpool)

Commercial / Industrial

The George Hotel Buxton

The George P.H. Waterhouse

Leek Glass & Glazing Leek

Café Nats Bistro Buxton

The Buckingham Hotel Buxton

Inside Out Retailers Buxton

J. R Doors Ltd Kniveton

AKS Pub Co Ltd Buxton

Peveril of The Peak Hotel Thorpe

Drs Pipel, Shelvin & Donaghue Blythe Bridge

The Blue Mugge P. H Leek

Green Lane Day Nursery Buxton

Holdsworth Frozen Foods Tideswell

CWP Packaging Chapel en le Frith

JSPI Ltd Buxton

Advant UK Ltd Buxton

Simons Jewellers Buxton

E. Bennett (Electrical) Ltd Burslem

Brown End Cycle Hire Waterhouses

Pine Ridge Nursing Home Buxton

Tibbles Joinery Buxton

Paddock Farm Tea Rooms Upper Hulme

M.S. Eckhert Haulage Buxton

Shop Conversion - Tendler Macclesfield

Sanders Group Stone

Euro Processing Fenton

Minelco Ltd. Dilhorne

Marsh Farm Tea Rooms Abbotts Bromley

F Ball & Co Ltd Cheddleton

Easyfix Emblems Ltd Leekbrook

Lake View Guest House Keswick

DC Land LLP Upper Hulme

Raleigh Hall Properties Ltd Eccleshall

Local Authority / Housing Association

HPBC Buxton

NCHA Ltd South Manchester and High Peak

Riverside H.A. Ltd Cheddleton

Equity Housing Group High Peak & South Manchester


Consall Scout Camp Committee Kingsley Moor

Whaley Bridge Cricket Club Whaley Bridge

Chapel Golf Club Chapel en le Frith

St Lukes Church Leek

St Pauls Church Leek

All Saints Church Council Leek

All Saints Church Council Denstone

Bethel Church Cheadle

St Chads House Leek

Endon Scout Group Endon

Castleton Parish Council Castleton

Edgemoor Estates Buxton

Myers & Co. Solicitors Stoke on Trent

Frank R Marshall & Co Buxton

Bury & Hilton Leek

Leek CSOB Leek

Quakers Macclesfield

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors Leek

Dove Valley Education Centre Longnor

Tinsdills Solicitors Leek

Horton St. Michaels School Rudyard

St. Johns Church Wetley Rocks

St Lukes Hospice Winsford

Rushton Spencer Primary School