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Royal Institute of British Architects


From 01 January 2017, as part of their membership undertaking, Chartered Practices will be bound by the RIBA Code of Practice for Chartered Practices.


As a Chartered Practice registered with the RIBA, Anthony Watson Chartered Architect will need to comply with this. 


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Project Updates



Joicey Road, Low Fell - Adamson Holdings Ltd. 


Adamson Holdings Ltd. working in conjunction with design proposals by Anthony Watson Architects was the successful developer when bidding for the redevelopment of the former Springs Site in Low Fell. 

The proposed project comprises 22 luxury apartments within a secluded site in the heart of the residential area of Low Fell. A Planning Application will be submitted in early 2017 following advice received from the Pre-Application enquiry. It is anticipated that work will start on site following receipt of permission in early Summer 2017, with a completion expected in Spring 2018. 


Charlton's Bonds, Newcastle upon Tyne - Thursby Homes Ltd.

We have been apppointed by Thursby Homes to prepare construction drawings for their refurbishment and conversion of Charlton's Bonds Warehouse in the centre of Newcastle. The project comprises a mix of 22 one, two and three bedroom apartments together with commercial space on the ground floor. 


Work has just started on site with a completion expected late Spring/ early Summer 2017. 



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New HQ, Hexham - In House Inspired Room Design


We have been commissioned by In House Inspired Room Design to create the design for their new UK headquarters. The site has an existing unit, which will be extended upwards and outwards to create offices, storage and a generous display area for their high quality range of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture. 


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Haughton Road, Darlington - Railway Housing Association 


We have been appointed by Railway Housing to progress a recent planning permission in Haughton Road, Darlington. The association has purchased the scheme with planning permission from a North West developer. It includes the refurbishment and conversion of a grade II listed railway engine shed to residential use. There are a total of 73 units - a mixture of houses, bungalows and apartments. The project has started on site with the successful contractor - Gentoo Tolent. It is expected that the works will take approximately 18 months to complete, with a potential further 15 bungalows as a Phase 2 project. 




Afton Way, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Bernicia


Work has finally started on site to deliver a mixture of 2 and 3 bed houses together with 2 bed bungalows. The successful contractor is Gus Robinson from Hartlepool. The project is expected to be complete in late summer 2017.


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Westlands, Coxhoe, County Durham - Moordale North East Ltd. 


Work has started and is progressing well on a development of 12 no two bedroom bungalows for sale in Coxhoe, Durham. Moordale North East Ltd. have secured funding to begin work and are looking forward to first completions in Spring 2017. The bungalows are targetted at people downsizing whilst maintaining generous living space with parking and garaging for 2 cars.


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Langley Mill, Co. Durham - David Cooper


Planning permission has been granted for a unique opportunity to construct an executive dwelling overlooking the Deerness Valley close to the much sought after village of Lanchester. The new house has full planning permission, but David wants to put his own stamp on the project which will involve a new submission to Durham County Council for a revised Planning Permission.


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Golden Square, Wooler - Four Housing


The redevelopment of Golden Square in Wooler is now complete. N.B. Clark - contractors for the scheme - handed over the final properties at the end of August. There is a mixture of family houses and bungalows which have been designed to be bungalow friendly. All the homes have now been let and everyone is delighted with the overall result. Andrew Drury - Four Housing Development Officer - said it is one of the best schemes he has worked on and praised the whole team for their efforts over the last 3 years. 


Simmonds Court, Chollerford - Riverside


Our recently completed rural housing scheme at Simmonds Court in Chollerford for Riverside was awarded the 'Best New Affordable Housing Scheme - Under 100 Properties' in the National Housing Excellence Awards in Manchester on 11th May 2016. The project beat off competition from all parts of the UK to win this prestigious award. Claire O'Shea - Project Supervisor at Riverside - collected the award on behalf of the whole development team.


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Leah Gardens, Mickley Square - Riverside


Leah Gardens in Mickley Square was shortlisted in the 2016 Northern Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards in the 'Best Social or Affordable New Housing' category. The awards ceremony took place on the 8th July 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead. 


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Simmonds Court, Chollerford - Riverside


Simmonds Court in Chollerford was also shortlisted in the 2016 Northern Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards in the 'Best Social or Affordable New Housing' category.  


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Elizabethan Court, Berwick - Four Housing


Elizabethan Court in Berwick-upon-Tweed has also been shortlisted in the 2016 Northern Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards in the 'Best Social or Affordable New Housing' category. This comes on top of the national award for the best Social Housing development in the prestigious Premier Guarantee National Awards in London in November 2015. 

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Temple Park Court, South Shields - ISOS


Work is completed at Temple Green in South Shields. The project of 18 new apartments for ISOS has been successfully let and the residents have settled in to their new homes.


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