Eleven buildings shortlisted for RIBA North East 2016 Awards

RIBA North East today announced that it has shortlisted eleven new and exciting projects stretching from Hexham down to Middlesbrough.

Having shortlisted from 23 entries, over the coming weeks the RIBA judging panel will be visiting a range of high quality buildings right across the North East; from the first phase of the redevelopment of the Commissioner’s Quay site Blyth Workspace to the new Ashington Community & Leisure Centre which forms the centre piece of Ashington town centre’s strategic regeneration.

As well as the prestigious Building of the Year Award, the shortlist will also produce a Small Project of the Year Award for those projects costing less than £500,000.

North East based practices, Mosedale Gillatt Architects, Spence and Dower, and Elliott Architects are vying for this prize. With entries ranging from Felton Park Glasshouse a rare 1830 building and contemporary Potting Shed (both Listed Grade II*) to Acomb High House in Northumberland, a Grade II listed building which also sits within the local Conservation Area.

Alongside these practices is Edinburgh based practice Sutherland Hussey Harris with their scheme Edge Hill, a private family home set in a deep linear plot at the periphery of the Darras Hall Estate in Ponteland.

The RIBA North East award winners will be announced at an evening event at As You Like It in Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday 22 April 2016. For further information or to book tickets please contact Amy Tomlinson, amy.tomlinson(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)riba.org