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Refurbishment works were undertaken to the 1830's Grade II listed market hall to encourage new businesses and visitors into the market.
The externals of the building were repaired and cleaned while inside a new mezzanine level was installed to create additional trading spaces. Given the considerable slope around the site, a new access ramp to the building was created to improve accessibility.
The new mezzanine level provides an additional 14 units of mixed sizes for businesses to trade, whilst maintaining the sense of space and light within the building.
Refurbishment of the ground floor provides 19 semi-permanent island stalls and temporary stalls which can be moved to provide alternative layouts.
The existing listed staircases were retained and restored, while two new staircases were constructed and a new lift installed. A lift and staircase previously installed in the 90's were removed and replaced with retail space.
The design reflects a contemporary Victorian/thirties design and retains as many of the original features as possible such as the balustrade, flooring and large arched windows. Adaptation works were completed to the original balustrade to ensure it meets health and safety requirements.
The works were completed in phases to enable the market hall to remain fully operational throughout.
The project comprised the construction a heritage centre located on the edge of a popular country park in Gateshead. The building design is the shape of a water wheel which was inspired by the iron works at 'Old' Winlaton Mill which harnessed the power from 9 water wheels.
The single storey centre uses traditional and interactive interpretation materials which explore and celebrate industrial, cultural and natural heritage of the Derwent Valley and surrounding area.
The untreated timber and green roof aids biodiversity and reduces pressures on the drainage system. Internally, the centre includes a café and gift shop, business incubator space, as well as networking and conference facilities.
The scheme comprised the refurbishment of the ground, first and second floor, providing new gallery areas, restaurant, bar and kitchen area.
Works included; new internal and external entrances, removal of interior walls, electrical upgrades, fire alarm installation and lift installation.
Externally, a decking area was created and a service yard with perimeter fencing.
An extension was constructed on the existing Tennants Auction House to include function suites, visitor viewing areas, a restaurant and private sales.
An extension to the airport passenger terminal was completed in two phases. One of the leading regional airports, Newcastle International Airport Limited identified a need to increase capacity within the UK Border Force immigration area and departure gates as part of the future development plan.
Phase 1 comprised the extension of the UK Border Force immigration hall and the remodelling of the customer queuing approach on Level 1.
Phase 2 involved the extension of the Gate 31 lounge on Level 0, providing an additional 110m2 of floor space. The development also included the relocation of offices, meeting rooms and interview accommodation.
The scheme transformed the derelict Engine Shed into a world leading education centre for building conservation.
The building contains a learning and visitor centre, along with a purpose-built 3D theatre.
Whilst retaining much of its original fabric and character, the existing building was extended to the East and the West with modern timber frame extensions.
The East extension provides office space, design studios and laboratories. The West extension includes a reception area, entrance and further teaching and seminar spaces.
To preserve the centre's heritage, the original windows were removed, refurbished and re-installed. The original roof was stripped back, cleaned and the slate dressed for re-instatement.
The project comprised the creation of a new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Visitors Centre. The scheme incorporated both refurbishment of and extensions to the existing historic and listed buildings, as well as extensive new build.
A landmark museum was constructed provided exhibition space together with a reception, café, catering and office space. Refurbishment, upgrading and restoration works were undertaken to the listed Burns Cottage and the 1906 museum building which converted the buildings into an education facility.
External works included the design, fabrication and erection of a new timber footbridge, linking the museum building with extensive parkland and the Burns Cottage and Education Pavilion.
Works were undertaken to an existing gable end using stone to rebuild the outer wall and provide a more stable structure.
Located next to the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, work was undertaken to refurbish and remodel a former Marine Fire Station.
Internal and external works transformed the building into new office accommodation together with a new Harbour Masters Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) facility.
Works were undertaken at the Grade II listed Discovery Museum to facilitate the display of Robert Stephenson's Locomotive Rocket as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.
Works included the removal and replacement of the existing entrance and the installation of a new podium to display Rocket and larger exhibits in the future.
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