A New Web Development for Rio Architects

We’re delighted to announce that Rio, one of the leading architectural firms in Wales, has appointed us to design and develop a new company website.

A Modern Web Presence

The project will help modernise Rio’s online presence, by designing and developing a new website for the brand.

Built upon our bespoke content management system, thinkCMS, the new site will be fully responsive for all digital devices, and will showcase Rio’s vast wealth of experience and expertise. It will also serve to help position Rio as a company operating on a local, national and international stage.

About Rio Architects

Based in Cardiff with a 40-strong staff, Rio is responsible for designing some of the most iconic new buildings in Wales since they were established back in 2000.

Among their prestigious portfolio are The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant and One Central Square, winner of the 2017 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award for UK’s Best Commercial Scheme.

Beyond Wales, Rio has enjoyed success working on projects across the UK and internationally in locations such as Madrid and Moscow.

Currently, they’re working on the proposed Central Quay scheme, with property developer, Rightacres. This will be a redevelopment of the old Brains Brewery site into a riverside complex of apartments, offices, restaurants and bars.  

In addition, Rio has designed a number of the student accommodation buildings that have been developed in Cardiff over the past few years, Recent projects include the 26-storey building on the corner of Charles St and Bridge St in the city centre, as well as working with developer Watkin Jones on a 42-storey, 433 ft tall, student accommodation building on Customhouse St, which will be the tallest residential building in Wales once completed.

Richard Roberts, Director at Rio

“Rio has been extremely busy over the past few years and has been fortunate enough to work on some exciting and notable projects both within Wales and further afield.  During this time, our team has grown substantially and consequently, the expertise and services that we offer have developed considerably.

“We felt that the time was right for us to update our website to reflect the changes within the business and, in particular, to reflect our positioning as an innovative and creative company that is at the forefront of our industry.  Having met with several web design and development companies, we felt that UpriseVSI’s considered and methodical approach was a good fit for us and we look forward to working with them on the project.”

Managing Director of UpriseVSI, Gareth Rees Jones:

“We have been aware of Rio Architects for some time due to their involvement in the design of new buildings such as One Central Square, but it was interesting to find out about the growth that they have experienced over the past few years and the other projects that they are involved in not just here in Wales and the UK but also internationally. 

“We were naturally delighted to be chosen to work with Rio on their new website and our team are really relishing the chance to deliver a website which combines high-quality design, great user experience and informative content, together with a CMS that will allow Rio’s team to easily update and manage the site in-house.”

Learn more about our web design and development services and how they may help your brand, or get in touch through our enquiries form to speak with one of our consultants.  

Posted by on

Categories: NewsWebsite Design & Development

Related Blogs

Feel free to get in touch