latest News: Two important successes for us this week

Our project in the grounds of a listed farmhouse which will provide ten new homes in North Tyneside has been granted planning approval. All the dwellings are individually designed to reflect the unique layout of this historic site and will replace derelict farm buildings which have been a dangerous eyesore for many years.

The Chairman of Historic England has invited partner Colin Haylock to join their Expert Advisory Group for a period of three years. They only appoint people with expert skills and knowledge who have extensive interests and contacts.

In Other News

An 'Exceptional' new home
Thursday 25 July 2019 | Spence & Dower The house we designed in a Grade II* listed Historic Park and Garden is now complete. The project achieved Exceptional Planning Approval under Paragraph 55... more
We are well settled into our new home at Arch 6, Ouseburn
Tuesday 25 June 2019 | Spence & Dower ….. and our usual work continues apace. Completed work continues to be recognised with our award winning efforts in the conservation of Felton Park glasshouse in... more
Architects move to creative cultural hotspot
Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Spence & Dower SPENCE & DOWER TO CO-LOCATE WITH XSITE ARCHITECTURE : JOINT STATEMENT Spence & Dower Architects, the long established and hugely well renowned architectural conservation specialists will... more

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I joined the practice in the 1980’s. It was known then as a practice of integrity and professionalism, creating quality designs through friendly personal service. What has changed? Workload is slightly different now, responding over the years to shifting economic conditions, new concerns about climate change and client expectations, but our underlying philosophy about the way we choose to work remains the same.

Tina Gough, Partner

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We encompass a number of interests and specialisms which allows for the vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives. It’s this variety which generates the carefully considered architecture that our clients value so highly. Meet the team