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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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The Word Triumphs at NE RICS Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has been hailed as the region’s best building winning three separate categories of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards North East in addition to the prestigious Project of the Year. More than 50 of the region’s most impressive property projects were aiming for top honours…

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National Acclaim for The Word

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, has taken centre stage in two national trade magazines in addition to winning a prestigious regional award. Public Sector Build Journal featured the iconic cultural centre on the front cover in addition to an internal five page feature on the building being simply the first stage of…

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The Word Shortlisted in RIBA North East Awards

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is one of only nine buildings shortlisted for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East 2017 Awards. The shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced at the RIBA North East Awards on 19 May in Newcastle. The RIBA shortlisting…

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