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Clean Sweep for Saltholme

The RSPB’s new £4.5m Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park Visitor Centre, near Middlesbrough, has achieved a rare hat trick by winning a Constructing Excellence North East Award for Sustainability, an equally prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award, and most recently, a double award at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North… Full Article >

Relocation Boost for City Centre Dentist

The £370,000 conversion of a Grade II listed Georgian terraced property on Leazes Park Road in the centre of Newcastle, from an office to highly serviced dental surgeries is reaping benefits for the Kingswalk Dental Implant Practice. Owned for 20 years by dentist Lesley Cave, the practice relocated from their previous site on Barras Bridge… Full Article >

New Director for JDDK

Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd (JDDK) have announced the appointment of Mura Mullan as a Director of the Newcastle-based architectural practice. Appointed an Associate of the practice in 2003, Mura was born in Derry but now lives in Benton, Newcastle. A graduate with distinctions from the University of Manchester in 1994 she has been… Full Article >

A Little Goes a Long Way at St Andrew’s Church

In construction, as in many other sectors, the saying of “a little goes a long way” is unfortunately not generally true – capital projects tend to reflect the level of investment in them. However, when a relatively modest investment is coupled with great design, the results can be spectacularly successful. In 2001, the congregation of… Full Article >

JDDK’s Transylvanian Challenge

Whilst many companies like to boast of their after-sales service, Newcastle-based architects Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall Ltd (JDDK), have raised the bar by not only designing and managing the construction of the new £2.8m Day Services Outpatient Suite at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle, but also having two members of their staff (very) actively… Full Article >