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2018 has been a great year with a wealth of projects to keep us busy, all of which mean that 2019 is looking to follow on in a very similar manner.
Whilst we raid the last remaining mince pies in the office, we’d just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all here at Mosedale Gillatt Architects, see you in 2019!
Work has just started on one of the largest National Trust construction projects ever seen in the North of England. As Conservation Architect and Lead Consultant we are pleased to be involved with this nationally important project. Seaton Delaval Hall closed to the public at the beginning of November to allow work to begin across a range of buildings and structures on the site. Exciting proposals for new cafe, landscape and play schemes are to be implemented as part of the wider scheme. The site will re-open in February 2019, however the repair and renewal process will continue until Summer 2020 meaning that you can see the conservation works up close as they progress.
You can keep up to date with progress on their website here.
You may be aware from the regular stream of site photographs over the past couple of months we’ve been sharing that work has commenced on the restoration of this Grade II* listed watermill at Warwick Bridge. We’ve been involved in this project for over 4 years and are delighted to see works progressing on site. The project looks to restore the building to it’s original form with the mill machinery operating. Working closely with the client – North of England Civic Trust, and a wide range of mill specialists, we’re unravelling the history of the site as we complete essential repair work.
The completed building will also host an artisan bakery and create its own power with the introduction of a hydro-electric generator. Forecast for completion in Spring 2019, we’ll keep you regularly updated on progress.
It’s been a busy couple of months in the office welcoming new team members.
Firstly we’d like to say ‘welcome aboard’ to Charles. Charles joins us as a Senior Architect following a successful career at various north-east practices. We’re really pleased that he’s joined Mosedale Gillatt Architects, and he’s already working hard on various projects that are due to come to fruition in the next year.
Secondly congratulations go out to Ruth as she qualified as an Architect this year. A lot of hard work paid off as she was presented with the prize for the top student of the year.
And lastly (but definitely not least!) we’re very proud to be supporting Becky as she takes up a new role as the office Apprentice. She’s part of the first year intake of Architect Degree Apprenticeship March course at Northumbria University. We feel that the apprenticeship programme is a vital change in the approach to the architectural education system and look forward to supporting her in the journey.
We are currently transforming the upper floors to three historic buildings across the North East of England. Situated in conservation areas and/or listed buildings, our detailed consideration of their historic fabric has informed the creative adaptation process, creating over 70 unique dwellings that will revitalise both the buildings and the streets around them.
Following the huge success of the award winning Woods Pottery development in Ouseburn for North East Workspace, we are returning to redevelop the unused adjacent site to provide exciting contemporary office accommodation for new and existing businesses. The site has already been cleared and a planning application will be submitted later this year.