Its been quite amazing feedback this month as several of our favourite websites have publish the completed Sunbeams Music Centre project.
Great coverage for all involved –
Our work on the Bigg Market – “Giving a historic Heart Back to Newcastle” has been successful in the round 2 bid for £1.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The award will allow delivery of the plans we developed to transform the Bigg Market area of Newcastle, restore its historic significance and ensure that it is making its rightful contribution to the city’s economic fortunes now and into the future.
More to follow…
The long journey for Sunbeams Music Trust reached an amazing milestone with the news their Sunbeams Music Centre is now practically complete.
Images to follow once the building is fully populated but for now here’s some lovely cedar shingles.
More information on the centre Here
It is fantastic to be able to announce that our proposal for the Norbord OSB competition has been selected as the winning design. Our approach in creating a high density development by interlocking low rise units allowing private external space was credited at a ceremony in London by Norbord and the RIBA Journal –
More on our competition winning scheme Here
To raise awareness and funds for our favourite charity Sunbeams Music Trust, Will took part in the latest endurance challenge along with 20 other hardy characters.
The challenge was to climb 24 peaks in a loop of the Lake District from Threlkeld to Pooley Bridge, taking in such delights as Helvellyn and Fairfield. Things don’t always go exactly as planned and it ended up a 28 peak challenge following a wrong turn in the mist…
With some assistance from Cumbria Mountain Rescue who joined the challenge in the dark the team made it to Pooley Bridge just after midnight.
As Seen On TV…
MawsonKerr have been working with Zac Monro to design and deliver two of the homes on Channel 4’s new prime time show Inside Out Homes. The houses, in Jesmond and Darras Hall, was aired on Thursday 28th July and 8pm Thursday 4th August. All will be revealed on the show! The Jesmond house pictures here
Our work on the HLF Stage 2 Submission reached an important milestone with news that our planning application for the Bigg Market Public Realm design has been formally approved by Newcastle City Council.
A complex historical space, treasured by locals and famous internationally is being polished up thanks to input from NE1 the business improvement district company. We have been leading the design team in transforming this space in terms of the quality and offering through the Townscape Heritage programme which assists in regenerating deprived historic areas.
More news on the project and team to follow…
The long road on our prestigious Sunbeams Music Centre project took a step closer as the envelope was made watertight.
The £1.9 million centre for the Cumbrian charity has been a long time coming but worth the wait.
Its been an amazing year with many amazing highlights, but looking forward to moving into our new premises currently being renovated and given a bit of TLC
See you in 2016
Construction work is complete to the latest transformation at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. Our designs for the green rooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal studio and other back of house areas incorporating numerous elements of artwork have been well received by staff and actors alike.
We look forward to taking the vision forward onto site in the near future.
The team has been appointed by NE1 to redesign the public realm space as well as careful enhancement of the building facades and former public toilet structure at the heart of the Bigg Market.
More news Here
Our first newly qualified Architect at MawsonKerr, although hopefully not the last (no pressure Daniel…)
See more on our entry here…
The first sods were cut on 6th February during a ceremony involving Sunbeams and local MP Rory Stewart who is also a patron of the charity. There was local press coverage with Look North covering the event HERE
The real work starts now…