RICS Awards 2018 - North East

The RICS Awards 2018, North East, was held at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park in Newcastle on the 20th April, 2018.

The Overall North East Project of the Year winner was:
Hitachi Rail Europe, Newton Aycliffe

North East Regional Shortlist
Buildings by award category:

Building Conservation

  • The Maltings, Northumberland


Community Benefit

  • Cleveland College of Art & Design, Hartlepool
  • Hadrian School Rebound Therapy Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Morpeth   *Category Winner*
  • Orchard House Veterinary Practice, Bellingham  
  • Teesside University Library, Middlesbrough
  • The People’s Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne  *Highly Commended*
  • The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Once Brewed, Hexham
  • Tree Top Village, Newcastle upon Tyne  

Design through Innovation

  • Husk, Durham
  • Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Cleveland College of Art & Design, Hartlepool
  • Mitford Adult Autism Inpatient Unit, Morpeth  *Highly Commended*
  • The Boiler House, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • The Glades, Northumberland
  • Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne  *Category Winner* 


  • Barnard Castle Emergency Services, Durham
  • Enterprise Zone Infrastructure, Sunderland
  • Killingworth & Longbenton Surface Water Management Scheme  *Category Winner*
  • Management Scheme, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • No1 Quay Reconstruction & Dredging, Middlesbrough  *Highly Commended*


  • Byker Hobby Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne  *Highly Commended*
  • Cleveland College of Art & Design, Hartlepool
  • Hitachi Rail Europe, Newton Aycliffe  *Category Winner*
  • Marley & Thornton Court, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sheraton Park, Durham
  • Tree Top Village, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Trinity South, South Shields


  • Dewley House, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Jesmond Exchange, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Maple Lodge, Ponteland  *Highly Commended*
  • Marley & Thornton Court, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • The Maltings, Alnwick   *Category Winner*
  • The Staithes, South Shields
  • Trinity South, South Shields
  • Weavers’ Court, Alnwick

Tourism & Leisure

  Co-Curate Page
Hitachi Rail Europe, Newton Aycliffe
- Overview About Hitachi, Newton Aycliffe The building of the Hitachi Rail Europe assembly plant at Newton Aycliffe began in 2013. The plant is designed for large scale rolling stock assembly. ...
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Boiler House, Newcastle University
- Overview Map Street View The Main Boiler House on King's Road was built in 1923. In 2016-17 the Boiler House was redeveloped into include an events space for student and ...
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Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle Science Central
- Overview Map The Urban Sciences Building of Newcastle University, located in Science Central, was completed in 2017. It is the new location of the School of Computing and Institute for Sustainability. ...
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Wylam Brewery (Palace of Arts), Exhibition Park, Newcastle
- Overview Map Street View The Wylam Brewery micro-brewery and events space in Exhibition Park, Newcastle, opened on the 27th May 2016.[1] It is located in the Palace of Arts building, ...


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