Congratulations to the Planning Team who have been shortlisted under the Building Conservation category at the 2016 RICS North East Awards for The Net, Fish Quay, North Shields.
In 2005, The Net was identified at a local level as being at risk. The building sits within North Tyneside’s Fish Quay conservation area and since 2001 has been subject to substantial heritage-led regeneration. North Tyneside Council secured Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) funding for the area in a 2007 to 2013 scheme which identified the “critical project” The Net as a priority building.
The team highlighted the philosophy behind the restoration ensuring it was in line with the building’s listed status: minimum intervention to better reveal the architectural and historic interest of the building, identifying the elements of significance and removing later alterations that detracted from its special interest and/or were causing damage bringing their specialist understanding into the restoration processes which has contributed to the team being shortlisted.
Jackie Palmer, Planning Manager at Capita said; “The shortlisting recognises the fantastic work which has transformed this 18th Century grade II listed building. The project’s success is down to the hard work, determination and commitment from the team. We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award”.
The award winners will be announced on the evening of 15th April at a black tie dinner, held the Civic Centre in Newcastle.
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