New Facility will Encourage Independent Living

A planning application has been lodged with Newcastle City Council for a £1.3m Community Supported Housing Unit for people with mental health issues. The new 16 bed facility on Scrogg Road in Walker, has been designed by architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, on behalf of Keepmoat plc and Leazes Homes. It replaces an… Full Article >

Expansion for Chainsaw Specialist

A £450,000 investment in a new build commercial premises by Blagdon Estate at their Milkhope Centre will be home to a state-of-the-art chainsaw retail and repair centre as Gustharts Chainsaw Centre relocate. For Proprietor, Rob Gusthart, one of four family partners, the move is the latest stage in a story of continual growth since the… Full Article >

National Housing Award for Darlington Development

A £14m housing scheme in Darlington, containing the town’s first houses built to Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, has won the prestigious Best New Affordable Scheme Award at the Housing Excellence Awards held in Manchester recently. Six of the new two, three and four bedroom properties have been specifically designed by the… Full Article >

Planning Approval for Calvert Trust Development at Kielder

We have received planning permission from Northumberland County Council on behalf of the Calvert Trust, a UK charity which encourages disabled people to enjoy outdoor adventures, for an ambitious redevelopment of its 40 acre woodland facility in the spectacular Kielder Water & Forest Park. The £10m scheme is aimed at promoting inclusion between disabled and… Full Article >

2012… A Good Year for Associates

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new Associates as Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall begins its 25th year since formation in 1987. Two of the new Associates are architects, Stuart Franklin, a Newcastle University graduate, and Adam Vaughan, a Sheffield University graduate, who joined JDDK in 1999 and 2005 respectively, and bring… Full Article >