A Spring in our Steps

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 programme showed two of our projects longlisted in the Georgian Category by the RICS for their annual national award.

The same week we had further public coverage of the Glasshouse. In the March edition of Country Life Magazine there was a glossy spread, and the Journal of Architectural Conservation also gives good coverage to the nuances of this special building rescued from Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’.

Our multiple award winning heather thatched barn at Tow House in Northumberland (which was also on the ‘At Risk Register’) has been presented as a 26 page article in
the learned Society of Antiquaries ‘Archaeologia Aeliana’ fifth series.

Then, just to prove that our work is not only about very fine listed buildings, we have received planning approval for conversion and extension of a locally listed farmstead in County Durham which will provide six new homes. The planning officer has stated it is “an exciting and quality scheme”.

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Though I started my working life in London my family roots are here in the North-East – ‘this corner of the earth has a smile for me above all other places.’ Returning to join the practice in 1974, I have tried to develop an understanding of the region’s traditional built environment, particularly of it’s rural communities as a context for a contemporary design response. Repeated commissions and recommendation seem to suggest a reputation for continuing quality output.

Robin Dower, Partner

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