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The Word Triumphs at RICS Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has been judged as one of the country’s best buildings after winning the Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards Grand Final. The Word had already been shortlisted in three categories – Community Benefit, Design Through Innovation and Tourism & Leisure –…

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Civic Trust Regional Finalist Award for The Word

We may be needing an extra shelf on The Word’s trophy cabinet soon following last night’s announcement by the Civic Trust Awards that the innovative building has been named both a Regional Finalist and nominated for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design in their 2018 Awards, to be decided on December 14th. The Civic…

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Public Votes to Decide International Design Award

Following fast in the footsteps of news of a shortlist place in the World Architecture Festival Awards, comes another nomination for The Word – but this time, the awards will be decided by a public vote! The Word, designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, is shortlisted in the Public Space Design category of the prestigious SBID (Society…

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World Architecture Award Shortlist for The Word

The Word will be flying the flag for the North East region at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards, held in Berlin in November.   The scheme is shortlisted in the Culture Completed Buildings category, competing against developments from as far away as Lisbon, the UAE, China, New Zealand and Vietnam. More than 3,000 people…

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Plans to Move South Shields Post Office Confirmed

The Post Office has confirmed plans to move its South Shields branch to King Street following a public consultation. The town centre’s redevelopment means the branch’s existing premises, in Keppel Street, will no longer be available. The new branch, which will provide the same wide range of services, will be at 8, King Street (previously…

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Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmed

South Tyneside Council has welcomed a decision by the Secretary of State confirming the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) made by the authority for South Shields town centre. The council sought the CPO to secure ownership of remaining land and properties in the town centre redevelopment area which are not in council ownership. Acquiring the outstanding…

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The Word Wins RIBA National Award

The Word continued its fantastic collection of awards when the RIBA Awards Group announced their prestigious National Awards on June 22nd The Word was one of three North East projects and now goes through to be considered for the shortlist for the ultimate architectural award, the RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of…

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Construction Award Hat-Trick for The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, completed an unique construction award hat-trick on Friday Night by winning the third of the regions’ major new building awards. The Constructing Excellence North East Awards celebrate the achievements of the region’s construction sector with The Word being chosen winner in the highly competitive ‘Value’ category and…

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Seafood Temple Opens

One of the latest examples of private investment in South Shields opened on Friday May 26 when the 85-year-old former Gandhi’s Temple bandstand and seating area on the seafront relaunches as Colmans Seafood Temple in a project overseen by the Ord family, who hope the site will complement their well-known Colmans fish and chip take-away…

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The Word Wins RIBA NE Building of the Year Award

On Friday night (19 May), The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, won the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Building of the Year 2017 Award. Five buildings were chosen from a shortlist of nine for their architectural excellence with The Word winning the overall Building of the Year and going…

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