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RIBA North East Awards 2016 shortlist

RIBA North East has shortlisted eleven new and exciting projects stretching from Hexham down to Middlesbrough.

RIBA North East today (2 March 2016) announced that it has shortlisted eleven new and exciting projects stretching from Hexham down to Middlesbrough.

Having shortlisted from 23 entries, over the coming weeks the RIBA judging panel will be visiting a range of high quality buildings right across the North East; from the first phase of the redevelopment of the Commissioner’s Quay site Blyth Workspace to the new Ashington Community & Leisure Centre which forms the centre piece of Ashington town centre’s strategic regeneration.

As well as the prestigious Building of the Year Award, the shortlist will also produce a Small Project of the Year Award for those projects costing less than £500,000. North East based practices, Mosedale Gillatt Architects, Spence and Dower, and Elliott Architects are vying for this prize. With entries ranging from Felton Park Glasshouse a rare 1830 building and contemporary Potting Shed (both Grade II* listed) to Acomb High House in Northumberland, a Grade II listed building which also sits within the local Conservation Area.

Alongside these practices is Edinburgh based practice Sutherland Hussey Harris with their scheme Edge Hill, a private family home set in a deep linear plot at the periphery of the Darras Hall Estate in Ponteland.

The RIBA North East award winners will be announced at an evening event at As You Like It in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 22 April 2016.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information and access to high-resolution images please contact: Amanda Khan 01912 617 441 or 07725 996 683;
  2. RIBA North East Awards shortlist:
    1. Acomb High house by Mosedale Gillatt Architects
    2. Ashington Community and Leisure Centre by Ryder Architecture
    3. Blyth Workspace by xsite architecture LLP
    4. Boho 5 by xsite architecture LLP
    5. Crook Hall Visitor Centre by Elliott Architects
    6. Durham Community Fire Station by Napper Architects Ltd
    7. Edge Hill by Sutherland Hussey Harris
    8. Felton Park Glasshouse and Potting Shed by Spence and Dower LLP
    9. Gibside Carriage House Café by Elliott Architects
    10. Hebburn Central by FaulknerBrowns Architects
    11. The Paise by Newton Architects
  3. Event sponsors: Tarmac Ltd, Marley Eternit and Sika Limited.
  4. The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and International Fellows.
  5. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

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