Union Chain Bridge, Berwick

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 in refurbishing Union Chain Bridge ready for its bicentennial celebration in 2020. The bridge spans the River Tweed on the Anglo- Scottish border five miles to the west of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The suspended cable length is 133m. The bridge is Grade I listed but is in such poor condition it is placed on Historic England’s At Risk Register.

Intensive work has now started to meet deadlines for Heritage Lottery applications.

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April News
Tuesday 24 April 2012 | Bryony Roff 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... 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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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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