Morpeth Railway Station starts on site

01 November 2018

Morpeth Railway Station starts on site

Work has commenced on the restoration and redevelopment of the grade II listed Morpeth Railway Station. The project will be delivered as a joint venture between Napper Architects and Curtis Architecture for the Greater Morpeth Development Trust, with financial support from Northumberland County Council, the Railway Heritage Trust, Network Rail, Northern and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Barnard Castle Emergency Services Building shortlisted for prestigious planning award

01 October 2018

Barnard Castle Emergency Services Building shortlisted for prestigious planning award

Barnard Castle Emergency Services Building has been shortlisted in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North East Awards for Planning Excellence. It is one of only 10 projects, plans and policies applying for the North East’s top planning award.

Napper submit planning for the new Post Excavation Building at Vindolanda

31 August 2018

Napper submit planning for the new Post Excavation Building at Vindolanda

The ‘Post Excavation Building’, has been submitted to the National Parks Planning Department following detailed consultations with the Vindolanda Trust and user groups as well as the Scheduled Ancient Monuments Officer. This is the first commission following on from Napper’s selection as the long-term Architectural Framework partner to the Trust.

Napper complete new Art Gallery for Asian and Buddhist Art

30 July 2018

Napper complete new Art Gallery for Asian and Buddhist Art

Napper Architects have recently completed the Woon Gallery of Asian Art at Northumbria University with support of the Woon Foundation. The Gallery houses items from the Foundation’s Collection to support research and public exhibition in the North East of England.

The gallery has been formed through the refurbishment of existing accommodation within the University to provide new exhibition space, with central display areas to house the historic artefacts. New display walls are illuminated with state-of-the-art museum lighting to both protect the exhibits and show them in their best setting.

Napper win a competition in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team

20 June 2018

Napper win a competition in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team

The competition was held at the University of Reading and Loughborough as part of an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded project “Information Design and Architecture in Persuasive Pharmacy Space: combating AMR (IDAPPS) “. The project addresses the challenges of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) in Pharmacy space and it is developed collaboration with: Zafer Tandogdou a worldwide clinician expert in AMR, Evgenios Kakariadis a mathematician who has research experience in developing analytical methods and Tryfon Tzanetis a computer scientist.

Napper submit Darlington Office development for Planning Approval

13 June 2018

Napper submit Darlington Office development for Planning Approval

Napper Architects have submitted proposals for a major new-build office development in the centre of Darlington for Planning Approval. Feethams House is to be developed by the Council to attract new business and provide a significant employment opportunity into the heart of town centre. Sitting within a strategic business location, it is the final major development of the Feethams area, following the success of £9million Bishopsgate House for the Department of Education, also by Napper Architects, the adjacent retail and leisure development and the new Riverside Walk.

National RTPI award for Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing.

30 May 2018

National RTPI award for Excellence in Planning for Health and Wellbeing.

Following the success at the regional awards earlier in the year, Napper Architects picked up the prestigious Nation RTPI award at the gala event in London on the 25th May 2018.

The successful redevelopment of the Marina and Water Sports Centre is one of the key outcomes of the planning and regeneration strategies for Seaham that have been produced over the last 20 years. It has involved the successful reclamation of the old colliery sites and put them back in economic use; the successful cleaning of the beaches and enhancement of the coastal environment; and the redevelopment of the Seaham North Dock to provide space for leisure, recreation, health and well-being activities for the local community at the shoreline.

Prince Charles Officially Opens Barnard Castle Emergency Service Centre

01 February 2018

Prince Charles Officially Opens Barnard Castle Emergency Service Centre

Napper Architects were proud to meet His Royal Highness Prince Charles when he visited Barnard Castle Emergency Service Centre.

Seaham Watersports wins RTPI Chairs Special Award and is shortlisted for Nationals

01 December 2017

Seaham Watersports wins RTPI Chairs Special Award and is shortlisted for Nationals

Seaham Watersports building is part of the Seaham Harbour Marina Phase 3 works within the award winning North Dock Harbour development. The project has been awarded the 2017 Regional RTPI special “Chairs” award and has been shortlisted for the National awards in 2018.

Napper Architects extends service delivery to London

02 October 2017

Napper Architects extends service delivery to London

In direct response to our Client’s demands and specific sector opportunities, Napper Architects have recently set up a satellite office in London.  

For over 60 years, Napper have successfully delivered major projects across the UK from their offices in the North East. This additional design studio base, located in Bakers Yard in the heart of Clerkenwell, will be the first step in supporting a growing client base in the South.

Napper Architects submit exemplar Paragraph 55 house in the Green Belt

20 September 2017

Napper Architects submit exemplar Paragraph 55 house in the Green Belt

Napper Architects have developed the design for a single-family residence in a former walled garden in Northumberland. The client is passionate about building an exemplary building within the constraints of the Green Belt. Napper Architects were supported by Hedley Planning Services to consider Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework and the very special circumstances required to allow approval; in this case the exceptional quality and innovative nature of the design of the dwelling.

Napper Architects achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification

11 July 2017

Napper Architects achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification

Napper Architects have made the transition from the compliant RIBA chartered practice quality system to a full third-party certification under the ISO 9001:2015 management standard as well as the ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standard. This is a logical development for the practice and provides further client confidence that the Company's employees have the appropriate skills, experience and training to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities and effectively support the implementation of the QEMS.

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.

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