"It was great working with Ollie on our first project,
he very quickly grasped the look we wanted to achieve and has been very patient with all our questions!
He came up with some innovative ideas and we are delighted with the final designs. We are very excited
to see the end result."
Julia Leahy, Director, Steps Rehabilitation Ltd
Nestled in the valley along Abbeydale Road, the former Jacob’s manufacturing site is bounded by railway, river and road. The 23 bedroom facility forms part of a larger care village and reflects its industrial heritage with its carefully design exterior.
The building envelope comprises linear and reclaimed bricks, to offer contrast to one another whilst complimenting the timber element in tone and warmth.
Carefully detailed materials see window reveals, parapet coping and banding acknowledge the industrial vernacular of the former industrial buildings. This is emphasised further with selected details encompassing exposed steel.
A green sedum roof adds bio-diversity and visual screening to minimise the scar left by an industrial concrete slab, whilst internally the industrial approach continues through interior finishes carefully selected to enhance the experience for the users. By careful detailing and with thought for furniture and picture frames, the exceptional facilities and standard of care can be achieved without the aesthetics being compromised.
On the site of a existing, already extended and aesthetically tired hotel building, the client’s brief required a further hotel extension of 18 bedrooms over two floors and an additional one or two floors of office and storage facilities.
To utilise the site and achieve full use of the floor area, the proposal included a basement area to create the vital storage area and at ground floor a purpose designed office space, which would form the client’s company headquarters. Above, 18 en-suite bedrooms fitted with quality interior finishes would provide a much needed extension to the popular hotel.
The site enjoys uninterrupted views of the River Tyne to the south, and the large areas of glazing, interspersed with unique timber brise soleil, add to the rhythym of the design as well as offer environmental consideration.
Having been appointed to the project to obtain planning for several manufactured lodges in the grounds, our belief of what the site could deliver was proposed to the client and aligned with their vision of what felt to be unachievable and inspired them to create an all new and improved venue for weddings and conferences.
The setting of the John Dobson designed Doxford Hall estate and the walled garden would require a considered and heritage led design approach, as well as ensuring the client’s proposals could be delivered. Full and Listed Building Planning applications were submitted and fully supported by the local community and authority respectively.
This exciting proposal consisting of over a dozen hotel bedrooms, in the form of ‘lodges’, along with a circular bridal suite and wedding pavilion, with numerous smaller architectural elements inserted in and around the existing fabric will provide one of the most exciting venues in the country.
"The committee and members of the tennis club are delighted with the proposals for this exciting project. We look forward to the next steps for planning and building the clubhouse with Ollie & co there to guide us on the way through. Would definitely recommend 33!"
Nick Steenberg, Chairman, Corbridge Tennis Club
The two local sporting clubs appointed us to deliver a new exciting opportunity for a new build shared facility to provide clubhouse and viewing areas for the tennis club and changing facilities for Tynedale RFC women’s team and their visiting opponents.
The proposal for the new pavilion was to be a modest timber clad structure, raised over two metres above the existing ground levels to alleviate flooding issues that have previously devasted the buildings and facilities in the area. Through incorporating a concrete plinth to raise the building, it allows water to pass through but also provide a robust structure in the event of floods. The raised levels also coincided with the client’s requirement for a raised viewing gallery over the playing courts.
The project will provide much needed facilities to both clubs to allow them to grow and increase membership and participation in their respective sports.