Napper Architects Ltd

17 Carliol Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UQ Tel: 0044 (0)191 261 0491 Fax: 0044 (0)191 261 4830 Website: www.napperarchitects.co.uk Sister Site: www.napperdesign.co.uk Email: info@napperarchitects.co.uk

Napper Architects Newcastle - Award Winning Architecture Design Landscape

Newcastle based architecture and design firm, Napper Architects Ltd, have been producing award winning architectural and interior design for almost half a century. One of the oldest established practices in the North-East, Napper Architects has been a key player in injecting life back into Newcastle. Formed in 1946, the company has played an integral role in the renaissance of the city with much of its work transforming parts of its skyline. From the imposing steel and glass structure of Pacific Bar, to Bessie Surtees' Jacobean house at the Quayside, Napper's projects range from the historic to the innovative. One of its most recent projects includes work on the first phase of Dalton Park in County Durham, a £50m outlet shopping centre with 70 factory outlet shops in 55 acres of parkland. Napper is also the major architect for Centralofts, which sees the conversion of the existing art deco building on Waterloo Street into contemporary apartments. This forms part of the overall redevelopment master plan for the East Blenheim Street area, completed by Napper Architects, and is due to be completed in July 2004. Other works include Sunderland's new Winter Gardens, the remodeling of Seaham Hall in County Durham, and The Law Courts at Newcastle. With a wide client base spanning local, national and international markets, Napper's fresh, bespoke, and high-quality approach to its projects is undoubtedly a winning formula. The practice has scooped numerous awards for its work, including a 2002 Civic Trust Award for Sunderland Winter Gardens, the 2001 Durham County Environment Award for Seaham Hall Hotel, and the RIBA Architecture Award in 1999 for the River Irthing Footbridge in Cumbria, to name just a few. To highlight its continued success, Napper was recently re-branded to reflect growth and changes within the company. Expanding at a faster rate than ever before, it has trebled its turnover and doubled its staff in the past three years. The re-branding coincided with the launch of the company's new website. Eric Carter, Napper director, said: "The size and diversity of our projects is vast. What makes us unique is that we don't specialise in any particular field, and approach each project with fresh eyes. Each job is bespoke and tailored to individual customers' requirements and budgets." The company has been involved in major projects for commercial and industrial clients, Government departments, local authorities, development corporations, and Universities. These include English Heritage, University of Sunderland, Entrust, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle, Sunderland, and Northumberland councils, and house builders Barratt Newcastle, Bellway Homes, Miller Homes, and Persimmon Homes. "The quality of service we offer has resulted in a list of regular clients who come back to us. Our last project is always a recommendation." Napper seeks to encompass both architecture and design, and has recently appointed designer Alistair Stripp to expand this side of the company. Alistair has a wealth of experience working in the interior, graphic and exhibition design industry in London. He said: "We are as serious about design as we are about architecture. We can offer clients a complete service, from the design of the building to what goes inside it. The overheads in a London practice are massive, and it often gets passed on to the client. With Napper you pay for London work at Newcastle prices. We provide a quality service with all the awards and history of design to go with it." Napper prides itself on its high-quality team, and has a staff of 25, comprising architects , architectural and CAD technicians, landscape architect , interior/graphic designers and planning supervisors. Its restricted turnover of staff and multi-disciplinary approach ensures that a client receives a continuous, comprehensive, quality service which responds to the architectural, technical, environmental and planning problems presented. The company is also positive about the role of education and employs six graduates at various levels of the profession. Two of its directors Graeme Dodd an external examiner and John Curtis a part-time tutor, are involved at Newcastle University. Eric said: "Young people are the future of the industry and it's important to give something back to the profession. The combination of fresh talent and experience keeps our office young. Everybody is equally involved, regardless of experience. Each of our five directors is still involved in the drawing stages, which is uncommon in some practices." Napper is keen to retain its exclusive, hands-on approach, and is aiming for steady growth in future. Napper Architects Newcastle upon Tyne UK Napper Architects Newcastle - Award Winning Architecture Design Landscape Architecture Design Landscape Napper Brand retail Exhibition and Interior Design Architecture Interior Design Aelius Freelance Web Design and Flash Development, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Newcastle based architecture and design firm, Napper Architects Ltd

, have been producing award winning architectural and interior design for almost half a century. Below is a list of projects currently available to view in our portfolio at www.napperarchitects.co.uk Winter Gardens (Civic), City of Sunderland Combined Courts and Offices Centre (Civic), Bournemouth The Law Courts (Civic), Newcastle upon Tyne North East Retail Centre (Commerical and Retail Developments), Dalton Park Pacific Bar Cafe (Commerical and Retail Developments), Newcastle upon Tyne Cobalt Park (Procter and Gamble - Commerical and Retail Developments), North Tyneside Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI Competition), Newcastle Great Park Beale Street Landing (Competition), Memphis USA Eldon Bus Concourse (Competition), Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne The Venerable Bede C of E Secondary School (Education), Newcastle upon Tyne University House Extension (Education), University of Hull Hylton Red House School (Education), Sunderland Finchdale College (Education), County Durham Kenneth Day Medium Secure Unit (Health) Portugal Place Health Centre (Health) Seaham Hall Hotel (Heritage and Historic), County Durham Brinkburn Priory (Heritage and Historic), Northumberland Church of the Holy Name (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle upon Tyne Chesters Roman Fort (Heritage and Historic) Exchange Buildings (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle upon Tyne 33-39 Grey Street (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne Procter and Gamble (Interior Design), Seaton Deleval The Oriental Spa (Interior Design), Seaham Hall Spas, Seaham Hall, County Durham Procter and Gamble Cobalt Park Phases 1 and 2, and Brussels "L" Building (Interior Design) Canoe Slalom Control Building (Leisure), River Tees, Teeside Raich Carter Sports Centre (Leisure), Hendon, Sunderland Alnwick Treehouse (Leisure), Alnwick Castle Gardens, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Vaux Brewery (Masterplan), City of Sunderland Newcastle Great Park Housing and Residential Development (Masterplan), Newcastle upon Tyne Dalton Park Phase 2 (Masterplanning), County Durham Tyne Green Road (Residential), Hexham Centralofts East St. James' Boulevard (Residential), Newcastle upon Tyne Mariner's Wharf (Residential), Newcastle East Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland St. Mary's Multi-storey Car Park (Transport and Bridges), City of Sunderland Sunderland Park Lane Transport Interchange (Transport and Bridges), City of Sunderland Bangor Bus and Rail Interchange (Transport and Bridges), Bangor, Northern Ireland Climbing Tree Bridge (Transport and Bridges), Pegswood River Tees Barrage (Transport and Bridges), Middlesborough River Irthing Footbridge (Transport and Bridges), Willowford Project Details are as follows:

Civic Sector Portfolio

Winter Gardens (Civic), City of Sunderland

Napper Architects designed the new winter garden linked to restored museum, art gallery and park in the centre of Sunderland. The building was part of a £13 million Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment of Mowbray Gardens and was designed as a "jewel box" containing over 1500 plants, a water feature and streams. This projects won the following architectural design awards: 2002 ALCA Grand Award 2001 Civic Trust Award Identified by CABE as a "building exemplar".

Combined Courts and Offices Centre (Civic), Bournemouth

Designed by Napper Architects, this was the first new court building in the country that incorporated natural ventilation and cooling and followed 'green and sustainable' principles. 5 Crown, 1 Civil and 1 Child Case Courtrooms and District Judges Chambers were provided.

The Law Courts (Civic), Newcastle upon Tyne

Napper Architects designed the new major civic Courthouse for The Lord Chancellor's Department located on the historic Newcastle upon Tyne quayside. Comprising 10 Crown and 3 County Courts, this building represented the first of 12 Courthouses which we have designed to date, eight of which have been built.

Commercial and Retail Sector Portfolio

North East Retail Centre (Commerical and Retail Developments), Dalton Park

Napper Architects designed this £40 million factory retail shopping village as part of an 84 acre land reclamation scheme to provide public parkland setting with natural wetland areas and public art features.

Pacific Bar Cafe (Commerical and Retail Developments), Newcastle upon Tyne

Napper Architects developed a City Centre Infill site to provide a Restaurant, Bars and offices in Newcastle City Centre. Client 42nd Street Bars Ltd. This projects won the following architectural design awards: 1998 Lord Mayor Award. 2001 Civic Trust Award.

Cobalt Park (Procter and Gamble - Commerical and Retail Developments), North Tyneside

Napper Architects carried out a 15,000 m2 space planning and interior design fit out in a contract for the newly built Procter & Gamble regional headquarters. The project involved two buildings completed in separate phases, to provide a visually stimulating office environment for the relocated workforce.

Architecture and Design Competitions

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI Competition), Newcastle Great Park

This proposal by Napper Architects is for a new state of the art office building incorporating IT networking and flexible office spaces into a sustainable design. The south façade utilises a double skin glazing system; cooling in the summer and passively heating in winter. A high degree of transparency allows the building to be defined by its uses.

Rye Hill House, Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne

Designed by Napper Architects as the new face for Newcastle College, Rye Hill House contains a reception and related facilities to act as a gateway to the university. By wrapping the existing building with a transparent layer and opening up the brick facades to a new plaza Rye Hill House is transformed into an open and accessible landmark.

Beale Street Landing (Competition), Memphis USA

Napper Architects' competition entry for a paddle steamer dock on the Mississippi. Taking its cue from the helical movement of an arm on a record player, the scheme provided a floating dock that revolved to become a foot bridge linking Tom Lee park to Mud Island

Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Napper Architects presented this scheme to extend and consolidate the Live Theatre into the Trinity House buildings next door, providing additional rehearsal space, a bar,and revenue generating office accommodation. Vertical circulation was readdressed and the frontage proposed a glass structure to draw attention to a hidden site

Eldon Bus Concourse (Competition), Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

A design ideas competition for the redevelopment of the Eldon Square bus concourse in the centre of Newcastle. This proposal by Napper Architects included bringing daylight into the underground concourse via the shopping area above by means of a trafficable glazed floor at mall level and sun scoops in the roof.

Education and Health Sector Portfolio

The Venerable Bede C of E Secondary School (Education), Newcastle upon Tyne

Located on a dramatic hill top site, this new 900 place secondary school employs principles of sustainable design to provide pupils and staff with a stimulating learning environment, whilst the hi-tech installations meet the needs of a modern school.

University House Extension (Education), University of Hull

Napper Architects designed this extension and adaptation to the Union Building on the university campus. The project is planned on two levels, providing additional cafeteria, bar, retail and ancillary accommodation, and level entry into the building for disabled people. The original Union Building was also designed by the office some forty years earlier!

Hylton Red House School (Education), Sunderland

Napper Architects designed this extension to the existing 1960s secondary school to provide new dining and sports facilities. Design input from the students included the choice of colours for the dining hall.

Finchdale College (Education), County Durham

The College specialises as a training centre for people with disabilities. Napper Architects' brief was to physically 'link' the current college buildings, remodel the entrance, dining and recreational areas, and provide additional student residences, sports facilities and therapy pool as phased operations to negate major disruption.

Kenneth Day Medium Secure Unit (Health)

This 52-bed secure unit, designed by Napper Architects, is centred around an enclosed landscaped courtyard which, along with the architectural language, provides a humane and residential environment in which to prepare the residents for a return to society.

Portugal Place Health Centre (Health)

Napper Architects designed this new health centre providing facilities for 8 doctors, with associated nursing, treatment rooms, pharmacy etc. A notable feature was the incorporation of many works of art within the scheme.

Heritage and Historic Building Portfolio

Seaham Hall Hotel (Heritage and Historic), County Durham

For Napper Architects, the design, in addition to radical remodelling within the existing fabric, involved removing substantial unsightly additions and providing new suites and service accommodation, some of which was around a newly created internal courtyard.

33-39 Grey Street (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

For Napper Architects, this project involved the alteration, refurbishment and restoration of a Grade 1 listed building to provide restaurant, Bar and office accommodation together with a client roofspace penthouse suite.

Exchange Buildings (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle upon Tyne

This important Quayside building was functionally and economically obsolete and was in an advanced state of disrepair with several floors having collapsed within themselves and the basement subject to flooding. The design by Napper Architects has provided the building with a new lease of life as a 139 bed hotel together with two independent bar / restaurants and basement car parking.

Chesters Roman Fort (Heritage and Historic)

Napper Architects designed a new visitor centre at the "gateway" to the central section of the Roman Wall together with restoration work to the Clayton Museum and the adjacent fort. Building work is to start on site early in 2004.

Church of the Holy Name (Heritage and Historic), Newcastle upon Tyne

As part of the church's centenary celebrations, Napper Architects were commissioned to incorporate a new sanctuary cross, remodelling of the baptismal font and pulpit, a piety shop, disabled toilet, entrance porch alterations and general redecoration.

Brinkburn Priory (Heritage and Historic), Northumberland

Proposals for opening the grounds and buildings to the public were made, agreed and implemented. As part of the proposals the fabric of the Manor House was completely renovated and the mill race cleared and repaired.

Interior Design Portfolio

Procter and Gamble (Interior Design), Seaton Deleval

Napper Architects completed a prototype for the interior design of the packaging room at Seaton Delaval. The client's brief was to lift the working environment of the area and allow corporate brand imaging to be displayed.

The Oriental Spa (Interior Design), Seaham Hall Spas, Seaham Hall, County Durham

Napper Architects delivered a tropical pool with massage stations, hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, plunge pools, exotic wet treatments, out door hot tubs, roof garden and Thai brasserie, supplement the treatment rooms and a whole range of other facilities not found elsewhere in the UK.

Procter and Gamble Cobalt Park Phases 1 and 2, and Brussels "L" Building (Interior Design)

The successful space planning exercise at Cobalt 12 in Newcastle led Procter & Gamble to commission Napper Architects to carry out similar contracts at Cobalt12A and the "L" Building in Brussels.

Leisure Sector Portfolio

Canoe Slalom Control Building (Leisure), River Tees, Teeside

Built adjacent to the Tees Barrage, the Napper Architects' building serves the white water slalom course. Planned on three levels, the accommodation provides canoe and raft hire, café, retail outlet, public changing and toilets.

Raich Carter Sports Centre (Leisure), Hendon, Sunderland

A major Sports Lottery winner, the £6 million Napper Architects designed Sports Centre provides a 25 metre swimming pool, 4 court sports hall, fitness and dance studios, crèche, softplay, cafeteria, function room, IT suite and all-weather pitch, plus ancillary accommodation.

Alnwick Treehouse (Leisure), Alnwick Castle Gardens, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

Designed by Napper Architects in conjunction with TreeHouse Consultancy. The Treehouse is situated high within a stand of mature lime trees adjacent to the celebrated Alnwick Gardens, and will be accessed by a curved timber ramp, providing a unique educational and leisure setting for a restaurant, resource and retail 'pods' clustered around an open timber deck. The deck is linked to a treetop walkway, which overlooks a children's adventure playground.

Masterplanning Sector Portfolio

Vaux Brewery (Masterplan), City of Sunderland

A planning study carried out by Napper Architects for Sunderland City Council to evaluate the site potential of the Vaux Brewery site overlooking the River Wear. The study was used as an appraisal tool in negotiations with the ultimate owner

Newcastle Great Park Housing and Residential Development (Masterplan), Newcastle upon Tyne

A concept masterplan by Napper Architects for a major residential project to the north of Newcastle City centre which represented our first sojourn into PPG3 housing and marked the beginning of a healthy portfolio of speculative housing developments for a range of major house building clients.

Dalton Park Phase 2 (Masterplanning), County Durham

Napper Architects' masterplan and scheme design for the Phase 2 extension to the recently completed factory retail shopping village. The proposals include a multiplex cinema, family entertainment centre, associated A1 and A3 outlets, hotel, family pub and petrol filling station. The scheme is expected to start on site in 2005.

Residential Sector Portfolio

Mariner's Wharf (Residential), Newcastle East Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a major riverside housing project for Newcastle City centre which formed the nucleus of residential core in the redevelopment of the East Quayside.

Centralofts East St. James' Boulevard (Residential), Newcastle upon Tyne

Napper Architects' conversion of an Art Deco warehouse in the centre of Newcastle to provide apartments and A3 uses. Part of the overall redevelopment of the East Blenheim Street area of the city and due to complete in July 2004.

Tyne Green Road (Residential), Hexham

Napper Architects carried out an in-depth feasibility study and outline planning discussion document for Cussins Homes.

Transport and Bridges Sector Portfolio

River Irthing Footbridge (Transport and Bridges), Willowford

This multi-award winning 42 metre span bridge over the River Irthing at Willowford forms a key link in the Hadrian's Wall Path from Wallsend to Bowness. The sensitivity of the site meant that the bridge had to be prefabricated off site and helicoptered into position. Napper Architects have been awarded following architectural and engineering design accolades for this project: 1999 RIBA Architectural Award 1999 RFAC /BSkyB Building of the Year Award (bridges) 1999 Robert Stephenson Engineering Award 2001 Civic Trust Award

River Tees Barrage (Transport and Bridges), Middlesborough

A competition winning solution by Napper Architects to the new road and pedestrian crossing over the barrage on the River Tees at Stockton. Napper were responsible for the concept design of the bridge and executive architects for the buttress and pavilions. This project won Napper the following architectural design awards: 1995 Secretary of State for the Environment Environmental Excellence Award 1995 BCI Award 1995 RTPI Regional Award

Climbing Tree Bridge (Transport and Bridges), Pegswood

Napper Architects act as design advisors to Northumberland County Council's bridge engineers. The containment on the Pegswood road bridge is the latest in a line of commissions aimed at bringing engineering, architecture and design together.

Bangor Bus and Rail Interchange (Transport and Bridges), Bangor, Northern Ireland

Napper Architects designed this competition winning scheme for the first integrated public transport interchange in Northern Ireland.

Sunderland Park Lane Transport Interchange (Transport and Bridges), City of Sunderland

A partnering project between Napper Architects and Sunderland's in-house architectural team to design a bus/Metro interchange in the heart of the city. Napper produced the concept and outline design which the in-house team developed and took to site.

Sunderland St. Mary's Multi-storey Car Park (Transport and Bridges), City of Sunderland

The brief required Napper Architects to develop a "Secured by Design" exemplar building to act as a template for future user friendly car park design. Napper Architects have worked with an extensive list of clients across the world. Here is a list of the most recent clients Napper have worked with: Barratt Newcastle Ltd Bellway Homes (North East) Ltd City of Newcastle upon Tyne City of Sunderland Chesterton Plc English Heritage Entrust Sunderland Resource Centre Ltd ING Real Estate Ltd Jarvis Construction (UK) Ltd London & Regional Properties Ltd Miller Homes (North East) Ltd Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust Northumberland County Council Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd Shepherd Construction Ltd Sir Robert MacAlpine The Angel Group The Ballast Plc Group The Catholic Diocese of Newcastle & Hexham The Duchess of Northumberland The Durham Diocesan Board of Education The Wordsworth Trust Tolent Construction Ltd Tom's Companies Ltd Tyne & Wear Fire & Civil Defence Authority University of Sunderland Zirca (Newcastle) Ltd

Napper Architects have won many awards

since the company was first established in 1946. Here are some of the most recent and significant: 2003 RIBA Hadrian Award - River Irthing Footbridge, Cumbria 2003 RIBA Hadrian Award (Commendation) - Sunderland Winter Garden 2002 Civic Trust Award (Commendation) - Sunderland Winter Garden 2001 Civic Trust Award - River Irthing Footbridge, Cumbria 2001 Construction Employer's Federation (NI)Certificate of Excellence - Bangor Interchange, County Down 2001 Association of Landscape Contractors Of America, Grand Award - Sunderland Winter Garden 2001 Durham County Environment Award - Seaham Hall Hotel 2000 Civic Trust Award (Mention) - Pacific Bar Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne 2000 Civic Trust Centre Vision Special Award - Park Lane Interchange, Sunderland 1999 Robert Stephenson Engineering Award - River Irthing Footbridge, Cumbria 1999 The Royal Fine Arts Commission/BSkyB Building of the Year Award (Bridges) - River Irthing Footbridge, Cumbria 1999 RIBA Architecture Award - River Irthing Footbridge, Cumbria 1998 Civic Trust Award - Sandgate Car Park, Newcastle upon Tyne 1998 Civic Trust Award - St. Anne's Car Park, Sunderland 1998 Lord Mayor's Award - Pacific Bar Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne 1998 Lord Mayor's Award (Commendation) - Mariner's Wharf, East Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Napper Architects Ltd

has been around since 1946 and has gone by many names: 1946 J H Napper 1952 Napper Errington Partnership 1960 Napper Errington Lee Collerton Barnett 1966 Napper Errington Lee Collerton Barnett & Allot 1969 Napper Errington Collerton & Barnett 1971 Napper Erringtom Collerton Partnership 1980 Napper Collerton Partnership 1997 Napper Partnership 2000 Napper Architects 2003 Napper Architects Ltd

Company Directors, Eric Carter, John Curtis, Graeme Dodd, Bruce Nichol and Howard Thompson

Eric Carter Dip.Arch RIBA

Chairman and director of Napper Architects

Born and qualified in Newcastle with specific skills in civic, transport, leisure, housing and engineering based projects Personally responsible for 16 award winning projects including Sunderland Winter Garden Relaxes with kites, hill walking, cooking and grandchildren

John Curtis B.A.(Hons), B.Arch(Hons), M.Phil, LD, RIBA, MLI

Director of Napper Architects

John qualified at Newcastle University as both an Architect and Landscape Architect, and now tutors there on a part time basis with the final year architecture students. He has broad based skills in civic, ecclesiastical, leisure and educational projects. Project architect for amongst others, Newcastle Crown Courts, Raich Carter Sports Centre in Sunderland, and the White Water Canoe Slalom Building at the Tees Barrage, Stockton-on-Tees. Fun-loving individual who enjoys all sports (unfortunately now mainly watching!), food and drink; kept young by his wife Mary and two boys Sam and Joe

Graeme Dodd B.A.(Hons), B.Arch(Hons), RIBA

Director of Napper Architects

Qualified in Newcastle. RIBA External Examiner. Architect with expertise in detailed design, contract administration and team leader in multi-disciplinary Projects Architect with specific skills in leisure, civic, transport, and housing based projects. Project Director for the £40 million retail and leisure development at Dalton Park. Relaxation provided with a young family, playing sport and in the slow process of hand building a conservatory.

Bruce Nichol B.A.(Hons), B.Arch(Hons), RIBA

Director of Napper Architects

Born and qualified in Newcastle Architect with specific interest in housing and restoration and conversion of listed and historic buildings Relaxes with golf, philately, gardening and football

Howard Thompson B.A.(Hons), B.Arch(Hons), RIBA, MaPs

Director of Napper Architects

Architect and Planning Supervisor. Personally involved with projects that have won 15 awards Wide based skills notably recently in the historic, leisure, civic, education and housing sectors Tries to keep fit by biking and climbing hills but fails admirably
 

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