St John's Foundation's Royal Patron officially reopens Rosenberg House

Rosenberg House Reopening

On Tuesday 31st January Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall came to celebrate the reopening of the newly modernised almhouse, Rosenberg House. Built in 1974, Rosenberg House is a grade II listed building that provides homes for some of St John’s Hospitals’ elderly local residents in Bath. Oculus was involved in the building control aspect for the refurbishment works designed by architecture firm Stride Treglown to provide a new atrium and 15 spacious and contemporary apartments to help improve accommodation for support residents, enabling them to live as independently as possible.

Image courtesy of Stride Treglown

Interim Report for the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

In the aftermath of Grenfell, the Interim Report for the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt was released in December 2017. The headline from the review is that “the whole system of regulation, covering what is written down and the way in which it is enacted in practice, is not fit for purpose”.

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Oculus Prize 2017

From 2007 Oculus Building Consultancy has presented an annual prize of £250 to the highest performing student successfully completing the MSc Course - Conservation of Historic Buildings.

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