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Going Green in Darlington, January 2011

A £14m housing scheme in Darlington will contain the town’s first houses built to Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Six of the 106 new two, three and four bedroom properties to be constructed for Tees Valley Housing on the site of the former Beaumont Hill School have been specifically designed by the… Full Article >

Architects Ensure a Little Goes a Long Way, December 2010

With the current pressure on public spending, the City of Newcastle is working closely with award-winning Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, to ensure the maximum value is achieved from a central Government fund for the improvement to pre-school settings. The Quality Access and Inclusion for Young Children Capital, part of the… Full Article >

An Architect for Christmas, December 2010

Award-winning Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, are giving charitable, community and voluntary organisations a special Christmas present this year – their own time and architectural services free of charge. JDDK Director, Nicky Watson, explained the initiative, “For 23 years we have undertaken an awful lot of work from organisations within the… Full Article >

JDDK Hospice Designs Shortlisted for National Healthcare Awards

Award-winning Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, have had two of their recent hospice projects shortlisted for the prestigious Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards 2010 in the Social Care Design category. Both the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow and the Day Services Outpatient Suite at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle have been… Full Article >

Hostel Refurbishment Challenges Prejudices

A £2.2m refurbishment of a hostel for the homeless men is challenging traditional prejudices about the way this vulnerable section of society lives by providing first class accommodation and facilities. Tyneside Cyrenians’ Elliott House on Bentinck Terrace in the Elswick area of Newcastle, has been a hostel for homeless men since 1990 when the Tyneside-based… Full Article >