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JDDK Rebrand


Award-winning architectural practice Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd have rebranded to JDDK Architects with the launch of a new website which was officially launched on September 7. JDDK Director, Nicky Watson, explained the rationale behind the rebrand, “For almost 30 years the practice’s reputation has been built on quality of design and service,… Full Article >


Concordia Leisure Centre Refurbishment Completes

Main contractor, Robertsons Ltd, handed over the third and final stage of the £3.5m refurbishment of Cramlington’s Concordia Leisure Centre to clients, Active Northumberland and Northumberland County Council, on July 22. The project, led by award-winning Newcastle architects, JDDK Ltd, had begun on site in September 2015 but required the centre to remain open throughout… Full Article >

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Commercial Sector Boost for JDDK

Newcastle architects, Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd’s design and management of the £1.8m refurbishment and redevelopment of the Old Post Office on St Nicholas Street in the centre of Newcastle, is the latest project in a growing portfolio of Commercial building schemes that is expanding the award-winning practice’s reputation out of their traditional… Full Article >


New Director for JDDK

Adam Vaughan, previously an Associate, has joined the board of Directors at Newcastle architects, Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd. Adam’s first experience of Architecture was a Site Engineer prior to studying Architecture at Sheffield University, completing his first degree in 1995. A year working in Paris followed before returning to Sheffield where he… Full Article >


An Outstanding Triple Award Win for JDDK at Durham Environment Awards

Celebrations are in abundance as Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, received two project awards also accompanied with an outstanding award at the County Durham Partnership Environment Awards. The 26th annual awards ceremony organised by the County Durham Environment Partnership, is to recognise great design, environmental achievement and community spirit. Judges selected… Full Article >