April News

This month has already seen the completion of two very different projects:
1) The reinstatement of the C19th shopfront design at 2-4 Queen Street, Amble within the Conservation Area, using robust archival evidence: Contract Value £150,000.00.
2) The construction of a new 2,400m² Indoor Riding School at Benridge, near Morpeth: Contract Value £400,000.00, including £80,000.00 for PV Units.

We have also been commissioned by the National Trust to design a new Visitor Restaurant within the former Brew House buildings at Seaton Delaval Hall, C18th Grade I, Northumberland and by the owners of Barmoor Castle, C19th Grade II*, Berwick, to carry out a Conservation Management Plan and Options Appraisal Study.


Most Recent

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
Union Chain Bridge, Berwick
Friday 03 February 2017 | Spence & Dower Could this be our most unusual job to date? We have been chosen as Conservation Architects to work alongside Northumberland County Council engineers and conservation officers... more
Dancing Girls reclaim their lofty position
Thursday 26 August 2010 | Bryony Roff This week saw the return of the two ‘Dancing Girls’ sculptures to the newly refurbished tower tops at Spanish City, Whitley Bay. The copper... more
Large new house next to a National Park
Monday 19 July 2010 | Tina Gough A new five bedroom farm house close to Northumberland National Park is almost ready for occupation. It will be heated by a biomass boiler using... more
New Visitor Attraction at Specialist Farm
Monday 19 July 2010 | Tina Gough A educational and visitor attraction is planned as part of an enterprising new scheme on this specialist farm. A café, shop and an education... more
New Housing in Morpeth
Monday 19 July 2010 | Tina Gough Planning Approval has just been granted for two new dwellings in Morpeth which fill a gap site in the High Street and sit next to... 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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