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Constructing Excellence (North East) Awards 2022 success

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Although we were up against tough competition, we are delighted that 17Nineteen and the Churches Conservation Trust can now add another commendation to their name! Recently it became the winner of the Conservation and Regeneration Category at the Constructing Excellence (North East) Awards. The judges’ description recognises the hard work of the full project team.

'The winning project this year is a wonderful example of a building brought back into use, through careful conservation with a keen eye on regeneration.

The project team delivered all elements of conservation, from archaeology and ecology, right through to using and promoting multiple heritage trades. A range of freestanding and fitted contemporary new interventions blend seamlessly into the background, leaving a light and uncluttered space. Community engagement initiatives ensured people were kept constantly up to date and offered Public Craft Skills workshops and schools engagement.

The final result is a Grade 1 listed building, removed from the Historic England ‘Heritage At Risk’ Register, and once again fulfilling an essential role as an amazing new community and cultural hub'

We now await the National Awards in London which are being held in London later this year. You can read more about the awards here and the project here.

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