Coquet Island, Northumberland

This project shows the tenacity of the practice in pursuing projects which need painstaking work over a lengthy period working with like-minded clients, charities and contractors – and bringing the work to a successful conclusion.
It has won several major awards.
It took nearly four years of teamwork to secure the future of the range of buildings on Coquet Island, which is 1 mile form Amble on the Northumberland Coast.
A monastic cell and mediaeval tower form part of the Scheduled Monuments sitting within a range of buildings which are listed Grade II*. The work allowed the buildings to be removed from the English Heritage ‘Heritage At Risk Register’. The cottage has been refurbished to provide seasonal accommodation for RSPB staff looking after the wildlife.
Due to the sensitivity if this important site the whole project has been at the mercy of tides, weather and breeding seasons of 35,000pairs of seabirds – frequently making the site inaccessible and requiring a flexible approach to work by the building contractor.

scenic crossing

juxtaposition of historic periods

sea weathered detail

only for those who enjoy isolation

a sculptured environment

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