Tynedale Rugby Football Clubs New Clubhouse sets sail

05 May 2017

Tynedale Rugby Football Clubs New Clubhouse sets sail

Following a series of devastating Floods in the Tyne Valley, Tynedale RFC set about creating an exemplar building project within the Green Belt and Flood Plain to replace the existing facilities.

In response to the site the decision was taken to raise the building on columns and to sit the new facility immediately above the existing building. This resulted in no loss of the flood plain capacity and had the full support of the Environment Agency. The innovative column arrangement allows the new building to be constructed over the top of the existing without impacting on the building use below.

Practical Completion of Barnard Castle £3.7m Quad Station

01 March 2017

Practical Completion of Barnard Castle £3.7m Quad Station

Practical Completion has been achieved on the ground breaking £3.7m 'Quad Station' at Barnard Castle, designed by Napper Architects and constructed by Robertson Construction. The first of its kind in the UK, the station combines four Emergency Services - Fire, Ambulance, Police, and Mountain Rescue - in one large collaboration project enhancing the partnerships and relationships between the Services.

The project provides modern facilities in the heart of a rural community, replacing four existing 50-year old buildings and delivering revenue efficiencies through a reduction in lifecycle, maintenance and utility costs.

Fabricating Ivy

08 November 2016

Fabricating Ivy

The AA Greece Visiting School took place in the old town of Chania. It was a 10 day intense, enjoyable and informative workshop exploring digital and analogue design processes. The group comprised architectural students and young architects from across the globe. I am extremely happy that I took part and it was a great experience and learning process.

During the workshop we focused on the production of a 1:1 prototype, the form was derived from a series of digital and physical simulations. The final prototype was exhibited at the Sabbionara Gate in Chania and will be exhibited in Berlin July 2017.

Dalton Park phase 2 Cineworld; opens to the public on the 9th September

07 September 2016

Dalton Park phase 2 Cineworld; opens to the public on the 9th September

Dalton Park Phase 2 has been completed over the summer and sees the opening of the first floor Cinema and restaurants below. This brings to a conclusion the £50 million phase 1 and 2 scheme designs by Napper.

Cineworld, the UK's leading cinema chain, opens to the public on the 9thSeptember 2016. The new cinema will feature seven state-of-the-art screens, showing the latest Hollywood releases, as well as establishing the site as a destination visitor and retail experience.

Project: Diocese of Durham, Cuthbert House, Stonebridge

14 July 2016

Project: Diocese of Durham, Cuthbert House, Stonebridge

Napper Architects collected the award for Best Small Commercial Building at the LABC Northern Awards on 8 July. Cuthbert House provides new headquarters for the Diocese of Durham following their relocation from Auckland Castle after a residency of over 1000 years.

Designs for £5million Restoration of Historic Newcastle City Baths revealed.

25 May 2016

Designs for £5million Restoration of Historic Newcastle City Baths revealed.

Napper Architects have revealed their designs for the restoration of Newcastle City Pool and Turkish Baths as part of a six week public consultation. Napper were appointed by Fusion Lifestyle, the charity behind the redevelopment, last year and have been working with them in bringing the historic civic building back to life.

Durham Community Fire Station included in RIBA Awards shortlist for 2016

10 March 2016

Durham Community Fire Station included in RIBA Awards shortlist for 2016

The RIBA have announced the shortlist for the RIBA North East 2016 Awards and it includes Durham Community Fire Station designed by Napper Architects.

Napper Architects see Construction start on the First Quad-station in the UK

04 February 2016

Napper Architects see Construction start on the First Quad-station in the UK

Work commenced this week on the ground breaking £3.7m "Quad Station" at Barnard Castle, designed by Napper Architects and to be constructed by Robertson Construction.

Napper appointed for the renovation of Newcastle City Baths

28 September 2015

Napper appointed for the renovation of Newcastle City Baths

Napper Architects are delighted to have been appointed by Fusion Lifestyle as Architects for the proposed renovation of Newcastle City Baths on Northumberland Road.

Dalton Park Phase 2 starts on site

08 July 2015

Dalton Park Phase 2 starts on site

Napper have celebrated with the Dalton Park team at the official start to the £20 million Phase 2 development, with a traditional ‘groundbreaking’ attended by local dignitaries and project team members. The completed scheme will provide a significant leisure extension to the existing Dalton Park retail offer. Phase 2 has attracted top operators including a Cineworld 7 screen cinema, Pizza Express and a Morrisons Superstore, in addition to a hotel and family public house. The project, scheduled to open in May 2016, will create up to 500 new retail jobs and up to 400 construction jobs during the build phase.

Napper Host Event To Celebrate The Year Ahead.

06 May 2015

Napper Host Event To Celebrate The Year Ahead.

Napper Architects recently hosted their annual reception for clients, consultants and friends at the Electric East Restaurant in Newcastle where they enjoyed fusion tapas created by owner Mark and his staff. As well as offering the chance for an early evening catch-up with old and new colleagues, the night was one for celebrating and looking ahead.

Napper Double Success at Civic Trust Awards 2015.

09 March 2015

Napper Double Success at Civic Trust Awards 2015.

Napper Architects have continued with their award success at the 56th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony held on 6thMarch 2015 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. From over 200 regional applications submitted, Napper collected two Commendations for Seaham North Dock, Co. Durham and Stewart Park Restoration, Middlesbrough which was recognised in the inaugural AABC Conservation category.

Breeam ‘Excellent’ DfE offices handed over five weeks early

05 January 2015

Breeam ‘Excellent’ DfE offices handed over five weeks early

Napper Architects have completed the new offices for the Department of Education in Darlington. Procured through the Scape Framework and delivered by Willmott Dixon Construction, the completed building was handed over to Darlington Borough Council five weeks ahead of programme, allowing the DfE to take early occupation at the start of 2015.

The four storey building, providing 4000sqm of office accommodation including a collaborative area shared by the DfE and Darlington Council, has achieved a Breeam 'Excellent' Rating, providing Darlington Town Centre with a development which illustrates best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.

Civic Trust double for Napper

01 December 2014

Civic Trust double for Napper

Napper have been recognized at the inaugural 2015 CTA AABC Conservation Awards Scheme with the Stewart Park restoration receiving a regional merit and being forwarded to the national finals. At the same time Seaham North Dock has also been shortlisted for the national awards having received a Civic Trust Regional Merit.

Graeme Dodd stated, "This is wonderful news and continues a fantastic trend of award success over the year and is a real testament to our collaborative work with our clients."

Napper 2014 CPD Trip

17 November 2014

Napper 2014 CPD Trip

Napper have continued their theme of an annual CPD trip with Prague being selected as this year's destination.

The majority of the office were in attendance and particular highlights included a bespoke tour around the wonderful Adolf Loos's Muller Villa and also Frank Gehry's Dancing House building on the riverside.

The spectacular castle and St. Vitus Cathedral together with the non-stop procession of quaint squares were also a delight.

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