2021

PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RETIRED LIVING APARTMENTS IN PONTELAND

PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RETIRED LIVING APARTMENTS IN PONTELAND

Northumberland County Council have granted planning permission to Karbon Homes for the construction of 34 high quality apartments designed specifically for older residents at Athol House on Callerton Lane in Ponteland. Designed by Newcastle-based JDDK Architects the new £4m mixed tenure building will replace the existing Athol House and occupies a similar footprint but is… Full Article >

PASSIVE VENTILATION MAY BE A LIFE SAVER IN THE GAMBIA

PASSIVE VENTILATION MAY BE A LIFE SAVER IN THE GAMBIA

Whilst most of us worried about vaccinations and Coronavirus during June, Newcastle-based JDDK Architects’ Associate Director, Matt Holmes, had more on his mind, having travelled to The Gambia to see if his designs for passive ventilation system in indigenous housing could help prevent the spread of malaria through mosquito bites. The trip, undertaken with his… Full Article >

JDDK APPOINTED FOR DESIGN OF NORTHERN ROOTS VISITOR CENTRE

JDDK APPOINTED FOR DESIGN OF NORTHERN ROOTS VISITOR CENTRE

  JDDK Architects have been appointed by Northern Roots to design the proposed Visitor and Education Centres on the 160-acre Northern Roots site in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The practice have worked on a wide range of award-winning projects across the UK, which are similarly located in sensitive greenbelt and world heritage sites such as The… Full Article >

REFURBISHMENT OF SOUTH SHIELDS LANDMARK A SUCCESS FOR EMBODIED CARBON

REFURBISHMENT OF SOUTH SHIELDS LANDMARK A SUCCESS FOR EMBODIED CARBON

A refurbishment and upgrade of an historic building in the heart of South Shields exemplifies how organisations can reduce their carbon footprint by finding new uses for existing buildings, thereby retaining their existing embodied carbon, rather than progressing down the more wasteful and certainly less environmentally friendly route of demolition and new build. Designed by… Full Article >

PHASE II OF BLYTH SPORTS CENTRE REFURBISHMENT COMPLETE

PHASE II OF BLYTH SPORTS CENTRE REFURBISHMENT COMPLETE

The second phase of the £5m Blyth Sports Centre refurbishment is complete with main contractor, Brims Construction, now well underway with the third and final phase. With design and project planning by Newcastle-based JDDK Architects, the project was split into three phases to minimise disruption and keep the Centre open to as many of the… Full Article >