New breed of hotels & restaurants want to be one of the locals…

The global boom of the sharing economy, driven by brands like Airbnb and funded by the loyalty and enthusiasm of Millennial consumers, has caused hotel... read more

the future of student accommodation

Over the past 10 years, the provision of high-end student accommodation has boomed. However, post BREXIT the numbers of foreign students with the money to... read more

Seismic changes can help secure retail’s future…

With so much happening, so quickly, in the world of retail we thought it was high time to delve deeper into the seismic changes affecting our industry,... read more

crossing cultures…

Chris Harris, head of Project Management at rpa:group, gives some key tips for conducting business in the Middle East, where he spent his childhood in... read more

What politicians could learn from retailers…

Brands flourish and proliferate on the high street, where choice increases daily. However, we seem to be faced with dwindling options in politics, which seems... read more

retailers need to be more “chameleon”

In a world obsessed with separation it’s refreshing that retail at least supports an ecosystem fuelled by inclusivity and interaction. I am of course referring... read more

the mutual benefits of taking on interns…

rpa:group is proud of our ongoing commitment to investing in new, young talent. Over the years, we have welcomed a number of interns who show... read more

six retail design trends to look out for in 2017

Flexibility and convenience are increasingly demanded by customers in both the digital and the physical worlds of retail. As designers, it is absolutely essential that... read more

chain reaction takes fast food to a new level

Fast food restaurants have built their success on one core idea: deliver the same offer no matter where you are. Where unsophisticated foods inhabited simple,... read more

“Phygital” – blending the physical and digital worlds of retail

The physical and digital world is converging to offer a blended experience to the consumer, delivered through rapidly evolving digital advancement and interior design. In... read more

why are stores being redesigned more often?

One consequence of intense competition, changing customers shopper habits and increased expectations in the retail sector, is the constant shortening of remodelling cycles. Retail brands... read more
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