We were rendered temporarily speechless after picking up three regional RIBA Awards at the recent North East RIBA Awards alongside some of the biggest names in architecture. Friar House picked up the award for the best conservation project as well as a regional award and we were delighted to be the winners of the Emerging Practice of the Year.
There were celebrations into the night and now the hard work continues to maintain the momentum!
The team we were part of has been chosen for a series of sites around Sunderland including the large Vaux Brewery site. The £800 million regeneration project is our largest win to date and an experience we are keen to follow on from.
There is more about this large masterplan win on the link below:
MawsonKerr have been appointed to lead the design team on the new phase of work behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal, the prestigious grade one listed building on Newcastle’s Grey Street.
The Theatre are renovating all back of house areas including a major overhaul of the green room and performer access which we are delighted to be involved with.
As the finishing touches are being completed at Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters have been commissioned and completed artwork now installed to the feature walls.
The artwork is inspired by the iconic building of Darlington and County Durham celebrate the region the fire brigade serves.
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Our work on the grade II listed Friar House has been shortlisted in the annual awards by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors celebrating inspirational developments in land, property and the built environment.
Friar House is shortlisted for an RICS Award in the Conservation and Leisure and Tourism categories. It is great to see this amazing building back in use and being loved again.
A new figurative stone sculpture will soon be gracing Northumbria University following planning permission approval.
The four metre high granite piece entitled “Collar and Wave” is part of the series of sculptures by Norwegian sculptor Nicolaus Widerberg completed for the University.
Work on the conversion of the grade II town house has completed and we are pleased to announce Friar House Apartment Hotel open with guests stays now available.
The building has some unashamedly modern features and services nestled in amongst the fabulous existing retained features to make for a unique boutique city stay experience.
But don’t take out word for it, trip advisor thinks so too
Construction work on the Grade II listed Friar House Hotel is nearing completion.
We have a couple of images showing how the interior is going to look here, bookings now being taken on the Roomzzz website.
Will has completed the challenge of visiting every prinicple lake in the Lake District by bike to raise funds for a special local charity, Sunbeams.
Over the course of three days Will made it over Newlands and Kirkstone pass on the way to 18 lakes and somehow avoided the worst of the weather
Thank you to all those who generously gave money
Work has started at Friar House Apartment Hotel on site as the contractor’s commenced construction this week. The Grade II listed building is being fully refurbished to offer luxury city break stays with Roomzzz Aparthotels. Due for opening in late Summer Friar House is a rich part of Newcastle’s historic past and a building we have grown to know very intimately.