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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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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ROOF LIGHTS

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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.

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We are delighted to be working with Southern Green on the South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough  – one of the nation’s most distinctive and dramatic green spaces linking the heart of Scarborough with the North Sea coast. Scarborough Borough Council has been successful in a Stage 1 application to the HLF Parks for People fund for the restoration of South Cliff Gardens, and  in partnership with the Friends of South Cliff Gardens is seeking to develop its HLF Stage 2 bid. This Grade 2 Registered Historic Park and Garden contains an extensive collection of shelters and structures.

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It was all go at our project Holy Trinity in Sunderland last weekend as they celebrated the Tall Ships being in port nearby and hosting the Georgian Festival in its grounds.

The weekend also saw the opening of  a unique art installation within the building.  Gogmagog: Voices of the Bells is a new sound installation created by artist Matt Stokes. The installation, sited in the nave of the Church, reinterprets a peal rung on its bells in 1898.

Whilst the bells are currently silenced due to the condition of the bell tower, a new version of the peal has been given life by local bell ringers, musicians, singers and choirs, drawing lyrics from the story of the church’s historical social roles.

Gogmagog is part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project, Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience, which explores how contemporary art might change visitors’ experience of a heritage site.

Led by a group of researchers from Newcastle and Leeds Universities, the project is interested in finding out whether creating and siting new art in heritage places can change the ways in which these important places are understood and enjoyed.

This is a fantastic start to what is looking to be an incredible journey in the repair, conservation and adaptation of this building, giving it a new lease of life with our client The Churches Conservation Trust