Sunbeams Music Centre has been shortlisted for three categories in the 2017 Structural Timber Awards.
The building is up for an award in the Healthcare category, the contractor up for an award and we sit in some esteemed company in the national Architect of the Year category.
An amazing project for amazing people, more on it HERE
Sunbeams’ LABC Award sitting proudly in the centre; awarded for the Best Small Commercial Building in the North; Hurrah.
The award sits in pride of place on the beautiful reception desk next to the RIBA Journal featuring… The Sunbeams Music Centre
Its 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 –
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…
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
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
Our 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…
The 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.
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
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…
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…
The back of house refurbishment works started at the Theatre Royal this month. The 6 floors of dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces, band rooms, staff facilities and green room are to have a phased overhaul over the next 14 months.
The Grade I listed building which is alive with actors and staff apart from the two dark periods this year and next and now has a new builder community to rub shoulders with as well as the friendly face of the architect…