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Double Commendation for Newcastle Architects’ Hospice Project

Double Commendation for Newcastle Architects’ Hospice Project

A hospice project designed by the Newcastle architectural practice, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, received ‘Highly Commended’ awards in two categories at last night’s prestigious Building Better Healthcare Awards. The £6.0m refurbishment of the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall, a Grade I listed country house set within a Grade II listed landscape… Full Article >

Designing for Dementia

Designing for Dementia

Newcastle based architects, Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, will be attending the International Dementia Conference in Birmingham in early November to present their designs for a new model of housing scheme developed specifically for dementia sufferers. In collaboration with the Newcastle-based Dementia Care charity, JDDK have adopted a new approach to designing homes… Full Article >

In loving memory of Ian Clarke

In loving memory of Ian Clarke

IAN CLARKE  1962 – 2015 It is with great sadness that we are contacting you to let you know that Ian Clarke died on Tuesday afternoon, 25 August. All his colleagues at Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd are devastated by the shattering news of Ian’s death and have passed their deepest condolences onto… Full Article >

State-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital Opens at Sedgefield

State-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital Opens at Sedgefield

Wear Referrals have opened a new veterinary referral and emergency hospital at Bradbury outside Sedgefield which will be a Centre of Excellence equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art facilities for specialist animal care. With MRI and CT scanners, four operating theatres, a chemotherapy and rehabilitation ward, dedicated intensive care unit and staff training facilities. The… Full Article >

Planning Approval for New Homes at Prudhoe

Planning Approval for New Homes at Prudhoe

Gentoo has received planning permission from Northumberland County Council for an ambitious redevelopment of 404 homes to be built on the 100 acre site of the former Prudhoe Hospital. Designed by award-winning Newcastle architects, Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, the  £92 million pound scheme comprises of 392 new build properties ranging from two… Full Article >