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

Archaeological Discoveries
Monday 18 February 2019 | Spence & Dower After completing archaeological digs required by Historic England and Northumberland County Council’s archaeologist we have been granted approval for proposed extension and alteration works at... more
For he’s our jolly good fellow ……
Tuesday 09 October 2018 | Spence & Dower On 24 October Colin will formally receive his Fellowship of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He was elected on 6 September. Chartered Fellowship is the... more
Heritage Lottery Funding Successes
Friday 13 July 2018 | Spence & Dower 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.... 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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