latest News: Three Reasons We Are Celebrating

Following the announcement of the successful funding bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund resulting in a multi-million pound grant, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester visited our project the Union Chain Bridge to herald the next phase of work. A major programme of repairs will get underway next year, overseen by Spence and Dower.

English Heritage’s Belsay Awakes Project is equally successful in achieving a multi-million pound National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for major conservation and landscape works, including provision of a new tea room in an unused listed Coach house. Tender documents for the building works are now being prepared.

Conversion work rescuing redundant buildings at a locally listed farmstead, which has buildings dating from 1750 to more recent early Dutch barns, has been given a Highly Commended accolade in this year’s Durham County Council Environment Awards.

In Other News

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
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

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Having had a long term advisory association with the practice I know how well the practice is respected for its expertise and work, particularly in historic and other sensitive environments. I am relishing my fuller engagement in supporting the team and broadening and enhancing the practice’s services.

Colin Haylock, Partner

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