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29 Apr 2019

Three More Awards for Spanish City

Our redevelopment of Spanish City is winning yet more acclaim across the country, with three more awards under its belt.

On Wednesday 24th April, Spanish City snapped up two RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Awards for Planning Excellence, winning the “Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy” and “Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture” categories. Two days later, the project was announced as the winner of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) North East Awards for “Tourism & Leisure”.

Spanish City reopened its doors to over 16,000 visitors in July 2018, following many years of deterioration. ADP worked closely with North Tyneside Council, construction company Robertson, and new operator Kymel to sensitively restore Spanish City, securing the seaside pleasure building’s future.

The regeneration of the iconic Grade II listed building is key to North Tyneside Council’s £36m Seafront Masterplan. Our conservation approach was to retain as much original material and features as possible. Lost features were reinstated, the stunning rotunda was returned to its original splendour, and we provided high-quality popular facilities to sustain the building’s future. New copper-clad extensions are contemporary, clearly differentiating between old and new.

The RTPI judges described Spanish City as “a project that had the local community at the heart of it all. Despite being cherished by the locals this seaside resort had been left behind, but the council are putting it back on the map despite challenging circumstances. [The judges] were particularly impressed by the use of technology in the overall transformation of the building.”

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