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freedom

freedom

On 24 Mar 2012 Alan J Smith OBE DL, Chairman of redboxdesign group was awarded the Freedom of Gateshead in recognition of his architectural work in Gateshead, nationally and internationally, and for his work in establishing the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in t Gateshead in 2002. Antony Gormley, the internationally acclaimed sculptor famous particularly for the Angel of the North, and Sune Nordgren, the first Director of the BALTIC were similarly honoured. Mick Henry, the Leader ...

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planning approval received for sensitive conversion of newcastle co-op … in record time

planning approval received for sensitive conversion of newcastle co-op … in record time

Planning permission was received on Friday 30 September for designs by Red Box Design Group for the conversion of the iconic ‘Art Deco’, ‘Listed Grade II’ Newcastle Co-operative Building to hotel, retail and leisure uses. The complicated mixed-use project has many parallels with Red Box’s own offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, which were converted from the old Victorian Post Offices near Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral, particularly in the way the design works with the most ...

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northern design centre reaches its peak

northern design centre reaches its peak

Construction of the landmark £9.9m Northern Design Centre in Gateshead today reached an important milestone with the topping out of the structure. Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry CBE and redboxdesign group chairman Alan J Smith OBE DL carried out a ‘topping out’ ceremony to formally mark the completion of the brand new building’s roof. Leader of Gateshead Council, Mick Henry, said: “We’ve seen significant growth in creative industries over the last few years. The No...

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gateshead evolution

gateshead evolution

Red Box Design Group has been named as one of a team of world-class architectural practices set to bring one of the UK’s biggest regeneration schemes to life – transforming the Gateshead environment through the creation of over 2,400 new homes. The international practice which has its HQ just minutes away from the £347m transformation is used to travelling further afield to deliver flagship schemes, such as the St George’s Park, the National Football Centre at Burton on Trent, b...

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