Congratulations to our 2020 winners. You can see them in full below:
The BIS is a vibrant flexible workspace providing studios and offices for the creative industries sector through the refurbishment and extension of the derelict Grade II Listed former General Post Office Building in Hartlepool. The project is aimed at both new and existing creative businesses to capture and retain knowledge and skills in the town. It is a key catalyst project in the Innovation and Skills Quarter regeneration strategy, is significantly contributing to the revitalisation of the Church Street Victorian conservation area, whilst bringing community benefit by shifting perceptions of the area from decline into an evolving and dynamic area.
IAMP, a regionally and nationally important project, will deliver 392,000sqm (4.2 million sqft) of industrial floorspace for advanced manufacturing and automotive uses and create around 7,850 jobs.
Splitting part of the site from the declared Development Consent Order boundary, enabled planning applications to be fast-tracked and three manufacturing units to be built to tight timescales, meeting an urgent requirement from Nissan for a locally based supply chain to increase production efficiency.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, one building has been rapidly adapted and fitted out as a regional Nightingale hospital.
Responsive, flexible and adaptable planning has been critical throughout.
The Catalyst is a flagship building dedicated to global research and innovation and is home to Newcastle University’s National Innovation Centres for Aging and Data as well as the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory. The building brings together businesses, academics and the public to support the research and development of new aging, data and health related products and services. Situated on Newcastle Helix, once the site of a colliery and later the Scottish and Newcastle Brewery, it is transforming the post-industrial area into a thriving quarter for digitally enabled research, business and innovation.
The Rise at Scotswood, in Newcastle’s west end, is the product of a public/private joint venture – the New Tyne West Development Company – comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt DW and Keepmoat.
This development has been ongoing since 2014 and has successfully created a new and thriving housing market in the west end of the city. Following the success of Phase 1 a second phase of new homes commenced in late 2019 continuing the developments objective of creating a diverse, sustainable community of around 6,000 people living in approximately 1,800 well designed, modern, energy efficient homes.
The student accommodation at Mount Oswald is a key element of Durham University’s Estate Masterplan (2017-2027).
The Chartered Town Planners at DPP, Durham County Council and Hedley Planning worked collaboratively as a key part of the project team to deliver both an innovative tender process and seamless, deliverable planning permissions.
The development provides space for John Snow College and the new South College, both with their own unique character, and a ‘Hub’ providing central facilities, including a flexible hall and music practice, faith and drama rooms, a gym, and laundry facility. A separate application was submitted for a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).
The Forth Yard Area Development Framework identifies how an area of vacant sites will be transformed into a vibrant mixed use gateway to Newcastle city centre. This will be achieved by the timely delivery of infrastructure on each site to create pedestrian and cycle routes linking Newcastle Central Station to the Quayside and along the Tyne Gorge escarpment edge from Stephenson Quarter to Elswick, where inclusive active design principles will be incorporated into an enhanced green infrastructure network, incorporating sustainable design to deliver biodiversity and water management enhancements.