Live Works in the Press
Our Newcastle project featured in the Architect’s Journal's special RIBA Awards edition
4th Aug 2017
Following on from Live Work’s success in winning a RIBA National Award 2017, the project has been featured in the accompanying issue of the Architect’s Journal. Produced in partnership with RIBA, the edition celebrates the creative strengths of the British architecture industry, highlighting the exemplary 49 RIBA National Award winning projects.
This continues the ongoing coverage of Live Works in various awards programmes, including three RIBA regional awards– a RIBA North East Regional Award, the RIBA North East Conservation Award and the RIBA North East Client of the Year. Live Works has also won a Civic Trust National Award, and it is currently shortlisted for the BCI Awards, with results for this latter awards programme to be announced at a black tie ceremony in London in October.
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.
RIBA and the AJ describe how the project ‘…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.’