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After ten weeks of remote working we are now turning our thoughts to returning to our beautiful office space.

Mosedale Gillatt Architects are based in a Grade II* John Dobson designed gatehouse lodge and chapel. We used our experience in workspace design along with our team of Conservation Architects to create a light, contemporary workspace (with added crypt) that shows we truly believe in the value of bringing old buildings back into use. We are fortunate that our offices occupy the various rooms of the lodge as well as having our own parking and small garden, all within walking distance from the city centre.

Every building will have its own solution – and will be a mix of management as well as good design adaptions. In our office we have designed a layout that exceeds suggested guidance on spacing between workstations, giving staff added confidence as well as additional safety. The large open studio space (the former chapel) lends itself to an arrangement of desks around its perimeter, with the option of a separate access door. This gives us the opportunity to have a one-way system if needed.

As the success of our virtual meetings has increased, the demand for our meeting rooms has reduced and some have been adapted for more office space. In line with good practice external meetings can now be accommodated in our small but leafy garden surrounded by mature trees. With such a special office we know the Mosedale Gillatt team are looking forward to getting back to this unique workspace. We also know that everyone is going to have to rise to the challenge of ensuring that workspaces reassure as well as tempt their workers and visitors to venture out again.

For thoughts on how to adapt your office, contact us on studio@mgarchitects.info

 

With us all spending so much more time at home in recent weeks we’ve all had to get used to using our spaces differently – whether it’s setting up extra office space or a place for home-schooling. Many people are turning their minds to re-thinking how their house might work better for them in the longer-term – by making a more permanent workspace, or just craving a bit more personal space to do whatever it is that keeps them going. This might be an extension for a home gym or cinema, a flexible studio space or an office to work from home. At Mosedale Gillatt Architects we have been carrying out virtual consultations with a number of clients, helping them to develop their ideas online. It’s quick, easy and effective – and often starts with the client sharing a video ‘walk through’ of the property. The first consultation is free, and with agreement we then go on to finalise the brief and prepare sketches – we share these drawings on screen and talk them through.

Our first meeting is about listening and understanding – you will have already been thinking about what you need to do – now you just need to test your ideas out! We can help you plan and deliver your needs remotely, and help you bring in other expertise as you need it.

Many people with listed buildings think that a contemporary extension isn’t possible – but because Mosedale Gillatt are recognised for our expertise as both Architects and Conservation Architects we have successfully won planning approval for listed and existing houses, as these images show.

For a free initial consultation contact us now on 0191 281 4802 or studio@mgarchitects.info.

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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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.

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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