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Seven buildings shortlisted for the RIBA North East Awards 2019

Seven buildings shortlisted for the RIBA North East Awards 2019

08 March 2019

The North East shortlist showcases a range of schemes, from a Seal and Bird Hide in Middlesbrough to a children’s day nursery in Northumberland. The diversity of schemes selected, including three by regionally-based practices, demonstrates the breadth of high-quality architecture that this region has to offer.

Greatham Creek Seal and Bird Hides by Abstract Machine © Vicky Matthers
Meadows Nursery by MailenDesign © Kristen McCluskie
Spanish City by ADP © Andrew Heptinstall

The buildings in the running for RIBA North East Awards 2019 are:

  • Armstrong Building Newcastle University, Newcastle, Howarth Litchfield + the Design office, University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Beacon of Light, Sunderland, FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Greatham Creek Seal and Bird Hides, Middlesborough, Abstract Machine
  • Janet Nash House, Durham, FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Meadows Nursery, Northumberland, MailenDesign
  • Northumbria University School of Architecture, Newcastle upon Tyne, Page\Park
  • Spanish City, North Tyneside, ADP

All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 May at Tyneside Cinema.

If successful, the Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will be announced in June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings in July and the Stirling Prize winner will be announced in October.

If you are a member of the press wanting more information on the RIBA North East Awards shortlist (including access to images) then please email

The Regional Special Award Sponsors include:

Michelmersh for RIBA Sustainability Award
Taylor Maxwell for RIBA Project Architect of the Year

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