latest News: Heritage Lottery Funding Successes

We have been appointed as Conservation Architects for the Development and
Delivery phases of the £7.3m Grade I Listed Union Chain Bridge Project near
Berwick. Funding from Heritage Lottery was approved in March. We are
working with Scottish Borders Council, Northumberland County Council,
Museums and Archives Northumberland, and Friends of the Union Chain Bridge
(photo credit).

Just before our success in continuing next phases of work on the bridge we
also found out that we were appointed by English Heritage as part of the team
carrying out major Heritage Lottery Funded work at Belsay Hall,
Northumberland – Belsay Awakes. This includes new visitor facilities at the
Old Stables, new interpretation material, conservation work to the roof of the
hall and rejuvination works to the gardens.

In Other News

Farmsteads on Hadrian’s Wall
Friday 22 September 2017 | Spence & Dower Design work is underway to take buildings on two farmsteads into their next phases of life. With Hadrian’s Wall footpath running through one farmstead, the new... more
Another type of challenge
Friday 28 April 2017 | Spence & Dower We are used to working on the grand buildings at Belsay Hall but this project, just completed and ready for use, has given us quite... more
A Spring in our Steps
Monday 03 April 2017 | Spence & Dower We have started Spring in fine fettle. Our Felton Park Glasshouse Project was featured strongly on Channel 4’s ‘Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year’. The... more

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