20 Dec 2018

ADP’s Spanish City is Recognised by Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards

Spanish City, which reopened earlier this year, has been announced as one of nine projects to win a Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award or Commendation. The awards celebrate the highest standards of historic building conservation.

Architectural practice, ADP, worked closely with North Tyneside Council, construction company, Robertson, and the new operator, Kymel, to sensitively restore Spanish City and secure the seaside pleasure building’s future.

The conservation principle for this Grade II listed building was to retain as much of the existing fabric as possible. The historic features have been reinstated, with the iconic Rotunda being restored to its former triple-height glory for the first time in 100 years. New contemporary extensions for additional services meant there was minimal intervention to the historic fabric.

North Tyneside Council invested more than £4m in its sympathetic restoration project and secured grants of £3.47m from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and more than £2m from the Coastal Communities Fund.

Visitors to Spanish City are able to enjoy new leisure facilities including family-friendly restaurants, fine dining, tearooms, event spaces and a champagne bar.

The Civic Trust AABC Conservation Awards Ceremony will take place on 1st March 2019, where the awards and commendations will be announced.