Architecture and Sustainability

Sunbeams goes Global

Feb 3, 2017   //   News, Public Sector

Sunbeams Music CentreIts 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 –


Bigg Market HLF bid secured

Oct 6, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Bigg Marker HLF bid 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…

Sunbeams Music Centre is Complete

Sep 26, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Sunbeams Music Centre

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

Norbord Competition Win

Sep 8, 2016   //   News, Public Sector, residential, RIBA, Sketchbook

Norbord Competition Win

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


Sunbeams Traverse Challenge

Sep 2, 2016   //   News

Sunbeams Traverse

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

Jul 22, 2016   //   News, Private Sector, residential

Mawson Kerr Channel 4 Inside out homesAs 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

Bigg Market Public Realm Approved

Jul 22, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

Bigg Market Public Realm ApprovedOur 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…

Sunbeams Music Centre Taking Shape

Apr 16, 2016   //   News, Public Sector

36 Sunbeams ProgresssThe 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.

Happy Christmas from MawsonKerr

Dec 24, 2015   //   News

Happy Christmas from all at MawsonKerr

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

Completion at the Theatre Royal

Dec 17, 2015   //   Leisure, News

theatre backstage 1.9Construction 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.

More images HERE


Planning Permission Granted Levens Hall Restaurant

Dec 9, 2015   //   Leisure, News, Private Sector

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed restaurant at Grade I listed Levens Hall and Gardens.

We look forward to taking the vision forward onto site in the near future.

MawsonKerr appointed on Bigg Market project

Nov 19, 2015   //   News, Public Sector

MawsonKerr have been selected as lead designer in a team tasked with rejuvenating the Bigg Market.

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

New Architect in the Ranks

Apr 29, 2015   //   News, RIBA

No this isn’t a blank piece of headed paper but the fruits of Mark’s hard work as we are delighted to announce he passed the final hurdle in becoming an architect.

Our first newly qualified Architect at MawsonKerr, although hopefully not the last (no pressure Daniel…)

Sessay Competition Entry Longlisted

Mar 29, 2015   //   Leisure, News, Public Sector, RIBA

A small consolation in not being selected for the RIBA organised competition at Sessay was feedback that our competition entry was longlisted down to the last few prior to shortlisting.

See more on our entry here…

Sunbeams Music Centre Officially Starts on Site

Feb 17, 2015   //   News, Public Sector

Exciting News as the Sunbeams Music Centre officially started on site earlier this month with Thomas Armstrong as main contractor.

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…