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Newcastle Civic Centre wins a RIBA Regional Award

Newcastle Civic Centre Refurbishment Faulknerbrowns Architects Riba Regional Award 2022 Lh

Our refurbishment of Newcastle Civic Centre has won a RIBA Regional Award.

The project preserves and enhances one of the city’s most important heritage assets, George Kenyon’s Grade II listed Civic Centre built in 1968. Our design created a new public entrance for the centre, by sensitively enclosing the ground floor colonnade, alongside refurbishment of the council's offices. The project also improved the building's environmental performance, reducing the Civic Centre's energy consumption by 30%.

Newcastle Civic Centre Refurbishment Faulknerbrowns Architects Riba Regional Award 2022 Axonometric L

The RIBA Awards celebrate outstanding architecture both regionally and nationally. The project will now be considered for a prestigious RIBA National Award, with winners announced in June.

'The judges felt the RIBA North East Award projects were exemplary in demonstrating sincerity and delight with the very best of design. Each project has its occupants, context and sustainability at its heart.'

- RIBA North East jury chair

Read more about the project here.