Exemplar House Design approved in the Northumberland Green Belt

17 October 2019

Exemplar House Design approved in the Northumberland Green Belt

Napper Architects, working closely with clients Kevin and Allison Wright, have developed an innovative well-mannered building design which integrates elegantly into its surroundings. The design was presented to the Regional Design Review Panel who concluded that, “It creates a bold yet subtle design solution, building on the concepts of the wall gardens, outhouses and greenhouse and reinterpreting the concepts in a 21stcentury manner.” 

Napper competition win extends AMR (Anti-Microbial Resistance) work to Pharmacies in Rwanda

09 September 2019

Napper competition win extends AMR (Anti-Microbial Resistance) work to Pharmacies in Rwanda

Following on from the 2018 Napper competition win (see June 2018 new report), the University of Reading and Loughborough extended the work to support AMR awareness in Rwanda.

The overall work has been completed as part of an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) funded project “Information Design and Architecture in Persuasive Pharmacy Space: combating AMR (IDAPPS).“

The Estate House receives planning approval and listed building consent

30 August 2019

The Estate House receives planning approval and listed building consent

The grade II ‘Estate House’ on Saddler Street in Durham city centre has received planning approval and listed building consent.

The ‘Estate House’ is an 18th century brick double-fronted building that incorporates the remains of two 17th century timber-framed structures; stone walls at basement level are earlier, dating back to the late 16th century. The historic structure and fabric will be retained and repaired as part of the building’s conversion. The design team has worked closely with an ecologist and an area of the basement will be devoted to a bat hibernaculum with features incorporated to promote its use as a bat roost.

Planning Approved for North Shields Rubber Factory Site

31 July 2019

Planning Approved for North Shields Rubber Factory Site

Napper Architects are delighted to report that planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the Rubber Factory premises on North Shields Quayside and the construction of 49 one and two bedroom apartments and a single townhouse. Design proposals provide a contemporary response to the historic riverside setting and were developed in close collaboration with JC Quay and Patrick Parsons. Extensive consultations were carried out which resolved a number of concerns raised during the planning process.

Napper continue with research and development in the area of emergent technologies and advances in architectural geometry.

31 May 2019

Napper continue with research and development in the area of emergent technologies and advances in architectural geometry.

Over the course of 2018 and 2019 Napper have continued its part in the research of Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG). Following the attendance at the AAG Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden Napper have set aside resource to maintain their research in this area of emergent technologies.

Construction commences for Teesside University Student Accommodation Scheme

01 April 2019

Construction commences for Teesside University Student Accommodation Scheme

Napper Architects are delighted to report that construction work has commenced for the 300 unit Student Accommodation development in Middlesbrough. This marks a remarkably quick design process with pencil first put to paper in October 2018.

Completion of Residential Scheme in Cullercoats

04 March 2019

Completion of Residential Scheme in Cullercoats

Napper Architects are pleased to report the completion of 12 new bungalow homes in Cullercoats. It follows a close collaboration between Aurora Properties, North Tyneside Council and Compass Developments. The units have been designed to be in keeping with the local area whilst giving a contemporary twist with the use of complimentary Cedral panelling used alongside the more traditional brickwork.

Napper secure role on the new Homes England Multidisciplinary framework

31 January 2019

Napper secure role on the new Homes England Multidisciplinary framework

Napper Architects have been selected as a Tier 1 Supply Chain Partner on the new Homes England Multidisciplinary Framework. The four year framework, which will run until 2023 provides Homes England and other public sector bodies with rapid and cost effective access to professionals who will help deliver new development with the procurement of £100 million with of services over the four years.

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.

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