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JDDK Hospice Designs Shortlisted for National Healthcare Awards

Award-winning Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK) Ltd, have had two of their recent hospice projects shortlisted for the prestigious Building Better Healthcare (BBH) Awards 2010 in the Social Care Design category. Both the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow and the Day Services Outpatient Suite at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle have been… Full Article >

Hostel Refurbishment Challenges Prejudices

A £2.2m refurbishment of a hostel for the homeless men is challenging traditional prejudices about the way this vulnerable section of society lives by providing first class accommodation and facilities. Tyneside Cyrenians’ Elliott House on Bentinck Terrace in the Elswick area of Newcastle, has been a hostel for homeless men since 1990 when the Tyneside-based… Full Article >

Calvert Trust has Plans for Kielder

The Calvert Trust Kielder, a UK charity which encourages disabled people to enjoy outdoor adventures, is seeking funding for an ambitious redevelopment for its 40 acre woodland facility in the spectacular Kielder Water & Forest Park. We are currently undertaking the overall master plan and outline designs for Phase I of the £5m scheme which… Full Article >

Planning Application for Freeman Hospital’s ‘Home from Home’

The Sick Children’s Trust has submitted an application for Planning Permission for an innovative ‘Home from Home’ development at the Freeman Hospital to provide accommodation for families of children receiving treatment at the hospital. With a total budget of £2m to include fitting out etc and designed by the award-winning Newcastle-based architects, Jane Darbyshire &… Full Article >

Clean Sweep for Saltholme

The RSPB’s new £4.5m Saltholme Wildlife Reserve and Discovery Park Visitor Centre, near Middlesbrough, has achieved a rare hat trick by winning a Constructing Excellence North East Award for Sustainability, an equally prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award, and most recently, a double award at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North… Full Article >