Norbord Competition Win

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

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.

Jesmond House as seen on Channel 4

Jesmond House as seen on Channel 4
Location : Jesmond, Newcastle
Sectors: Residential, Private

Working in collaboration with Zac Monro we designed (co-authors with Zac) and delivered this high profile project which was aired Channel 4 Inside Out Homes.

The brief was to connect, both physically and visually, the large semi detached home with the garden and provide a high quality kitchen, dining and family space, within the existing house and a single storey extension. The extension is unashamedly modern and bold with huge sliding doors and chrome coated fin columns. A large slit rooflight allows for natural light to penetrate the existing house and the open plan helps create an airy space.

The studio garden is a vis a vis of the extension but in a thin profile timber cladding which seamlessly wraps the rest of the garden.
Using high end materials and careful detailing the quality of the finished project speaks for itself.

Thanks to all involve! More can be found out about the project and the supplier on this link:

Darras Hall House as seen on Channel 4

Darras Hall House as seen on Channel 4
Location : Darras Hall, Newcastle
Sectors: Residential, Private

In our second collaboration with Zac Monro, we designed (co-authors with Zac) and delivered this high profile project which had its own episode on Channel 4 Inside Out Homes.

The brief was to enhance the connection, both physically and visually, between the house and the garden.  In addition to this the clients wanted to totally modernise and enlarge their dormer bungalow which was suffering from damp and structural issues.

Working within the confines of the strict local planning law we have produced a dynamic and contemporary interpretation of a dormer bungalow will 5-6 bedrooms with huge windows and open plan living to the ground floor.  The use of natural light and inventive space creation makes a special place the client can call home and allows for the flexibility for their growing family.  Homely yet unashamedly modern.

More images to follow…

Thanks to all involve! More can be found out about the project and the supplier on this link:

As seen on TV

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

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…

Completion at the Theatre Royal

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