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Briar Dene, Sir John Fitzgerald's, JDDK Architects

Briar Dene Brings New England to Whitley Bay

Sir John Fitzgerald’s £1.6m conversion and refurbishment of the Briar Dene public house in Whitely Bay opened in time for the Spring Bank Holiday and looks set to bring a fresh offering to the North East family restaurant sector. Enjoying a superb sea-facing location on the Links, the pub had closed in early 2015 for… Full Article >


Matt’s Magnificent Marathon

If you complained at all about the weather at the end of April, spare a thought for Matt Holmes, Associate Director of Newcastle-based architects, JDDK Ltd, who spent 12 days at that time cycling LEJOG – up from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a 12 day, 1,200 mile marathon effort that has so far raised… Full Article >


Newcastle Architects Gain Planning Permission for Aberdeen Neurological Centre

Newcastle-based architectural practice, JDDK Architects, have secured planning permission on behalf of the Sue Ryder Neurological Centre at Dee View Court in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen for a £4m new build wing and extension. Dee View Court, opened in 2003, is Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological centre providing care and support for residential patients and… Full Article >

JDDK Sherwood Forest

JDDK Secure Planning Approval for Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

Following a number of consultation exercises, Newcastle-based architects, JDDK Ltd, have secured planning permission from Newark and Sherwood District Council, for the £5.3m Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre on behalf of their clients, an RSPB-led consortium which includes the RSPB, the Sherwood Forest Trust, Continuum Attractions and Thoresby Estate. The practice had been selected as architects… Full Article >

Highland Hospice, Jddk

Royal Approval for Newcastle Architects’ Highland Hospice

A £7.5m refurbishment of Inverness’ Highland Hospice, designed by the award-winning Newcastle architectural practice, JDDK Architects, was officially opened by HRH The Earl of Inverness (Prince Andrew) on Tuesday 13 December. The project had begun in 2011 with an initial commission for JDDK to undertake a Feasibility Study to explore options to upgrade the hospice’s… Full Article >