AJ Architecture Awards 2017

Live Works shortlisted for the Community & Faith Project of the Year category

7th Sep 2017

Our Live Works project has been shortlisted for the inaugural AJ Architecture Awards 2017, in the Community & Faith Project of the Year category.

The shortlisting continues the ongoing coverage of Live Works in various awards programmes, including a RIBA National Award and three RIBA regional awards, a Civic Trust National Award, and it is also currently shortlisted for the BCI Awards.

Flanagan Lawrence’s Live Works has transformed a century-old gap on the Newcastle Quayside into a vibrant public place. The project comprises a new centre for children and young people’s writing in a converted Grade 2 listed almshouse; a vibrant, public ‘pocket park’, which reopens and revitalises the only remaining Georgian courtyard in the city; and a new office building generating rental income that will fund at least one play and education project each year for Live Theatre.

The RIBA judges described how the scheme ‘secures the commercial future of a nationally significant theatre company in an impressively controlled and coherent mixed use city centre development. It preserves the historic quayside grain while providing a new type of engaging, informal and inhabited public space,’ suggesting it ‘will have a powerful impact on visitors for years to come.’

The winners for the AJ Architecture Awards will be announced at an exclusive Gala Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in December.

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