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Planning Permission For Kielder Planetarium

Newcastle-based architectural practice, JDDK Architects, have secured planning permission from Northumberland County Council on behalf of Kielder Observatory for the construction of a Planetarium as a further astronomical attraction to the increasingly popular Northumbrian scientific and tourist destination. Located just a few miles from the Scottish border high upon Black Fell under some of the… Full Article >

Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre


The RSPB-led consortium, which includes the RSPB, the Sherwood Forest Trust, The Woodland Trust and Thoresby Estate, have officially opened the £5.3m Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Designed by Newcastle-based architects, JDDK Architects, who also secured Planning Permission from Newark and Sherwood District Council and undertook the extensive public consultations to fine tune the design prior… Full Article >

Nicky Watson Elected as RIBA Vice President

Nicky Watson, Director of Newcastle-based JDDK Architects, has been elected as RIBA Vice President for Education. Originally from Kent, Nicky studied Architecture at Newcastle University, joining what was then Jane Darbyshire Associates in 1993, becoming a Director in 2000. The practice, which rebranded to JDDK Architects in 2017, now employs 20 staff working across the… Full Article >

The Sill Shortlisted for National Ecological Award

Northumberland National Park Authority’s The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed in Northumberland has been shortlisted in the Construction Industry Research and Information Association’s (CIRIA) Biodiversity Awards which encourage the construction industry to improve biodiversity and the ecological habitat of the local environment. Designed by Newcastle-based JDDK Architects, constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine… Full Article >

RIBA NE Award for The Sill

The team behind Northumberland National Park Authority’s The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre at Once Brewed enjoyed a successful RIBA NE Awards event, held at The Museum Gardens, York on Thursday 24 May, winning the prestigious RIBA North East Award for 2018. Developed with funding from the Heritage Lottery fund, The Sill, which opened to… Full Article >