Royal Institute praises new Workspace

A development firm has won a highly commended award for design work on the new Blyth Workspace building.

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, won a highly commended award for the ‘design through innovation’ class for its work on the building on Commissioners Quay.

A number of projects in Northumberland have been recognised in the annual North East Renaissance awards, run by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The workspace building is class ‘A’ office accommodation and houses a feature floating ‘Beach Hut’ meeting room in its open atrium.

The judges were pleased with the innovative design by architects Xsite, the work by the builders Bowmer and Kirkland and the detail undertaken by surveyors Hall and Partners.

Arch Group’s managing director, Peter McIntyre, said: “Our team has worked extremely hard to get the town of Blyth one of the best office spaces available in the region.

“Workspace’s position, overlooking the harbour, is second to none and as the first phase in our regeneration of the Commissioners Quay area sets the quality bar extremely high.”