Rural project gains planning permission…

Rural project gains planning permission…

Set on the edge of the Northumberland Park with stunning views of the Cheviots, after a period of personal and bespoke design development with our client through RIBA Stages 0-3, we are delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted for an extension to this 1800s detached farm cottage near Otterburn, Northumberland. The extension...
Newcastle Energy Centre…from BIM to steel frame

Newcastle Energy Centre…from BIM to steel frame

Working with partners Engie and Newcastle City Council, to develop a low carbon district energy centre to service the The Newcastle Helix development on the site of the former Newcastle Breweries, having commenced work on site in August 2018, the steel frame starts to take shape. With a project cost of circa £20 million, the...
GRADONARCHITECTURE restructure for future growth…

GRADONARCHITECTURE restructure for future growth…

Since our inception in 2009 we are delighted to have enjoyed steady and progressive growth with People at the heart of everything we do. This has seen us open and sustain studios in the Northeast of England, Northern Ireland and Mongolia. Our ambition and ability to do this has enabled us to deliver a number...
New Delaval Primary School Extension gains planning approval

New Delaval Primary School Extension gains planning approval

Planning Permission has been granted for the development and extension of three new classrooms and associated teaching resources at New Delaval Primary School with a construction value in excess of £1.3m. The extension project  draws design and material inspiration from the existing school and has been located to minimise disruption to the operational school during construction. Technical...
Tsagaan Sar 2019

Tsagaan Sar 2019

As we approach the lunar new year and the first day of The Year of the Pig, GRADONARCHITECTURE wish all of our friends and colleagues in Mongolia warm wishes, health, happiness and success for the forthcoming year. We look forward to starting our latest project on site in the Shangri La Tower, Ulaanbaatar in the...
2019 here we go…a special year for us!

2019 here we go…a special year for us!

As we embark upon another exciting year in 2019, in which we will be celebrating out tenth year in business, we once again thank all of our friends and colleagues in the industry for their continued support and the opportunities they bring us. As a Current Client with never take your patronage for granted and will...
Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018

We would like to wish all of our friends and colleagues in the industry a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please note that our Studios will be closed from Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019. We look forward to working with you all in 2019 – a year in...
Malaga 2018 Study Trip

Malaga 2018 Study Trip

Our Architecture is about People. Following another busy year it was great to see our teams from England and Northern Ireland come together in Malaga for a few days of rest, recuperation and collaborative reflection upon the past year, as well as planning for the year ahead. Regrettably Uugaa was unable to join us from Australia where...
Gateshead Energy Centre is Highly Commended at National LABC Awards

Gateshead Energy Centre is Highly Commended at National LABC Awards

Following its success as a regional Northeast winner of the LABC Best Large Commercial Project, we are now delighted to announce that Gateshead Energy Centre has been Highly Commended at National level. Technical Director and Project Leader, Graeme Kirkley said: “ We are delighted to receive this commendation against so many prestigious projects and established...
Plot 5 Beaumont gains planning approval!

Plot 5 Beaumont gains planning approval!

Following an intimate design development period with our clients and a successful consultation period with the local authorities and residents, we are delighted to confirm planning permission has been granted for this bespoke dwelling. The design embraces elements of traditional symmetrical gable facade with the use of natural and modern materials. The contemporary arrangement provides practical and...
Kier win at Ponteland sees new community fire station come to life!

Kier win at Ponteland sees new community fire station come to life!

Working in collaboration with Kier Construction and Northumberland County Council, proposals are underway to relocate Ponteland Fire and Rescue Services to a brand new facility within close proximity of their current location, as part of a wider regeneration scheme of the local area . Situated on Callerton Lane, Ponteland, the proposed scheme has been developed...
Dorcas Avenue handed over!

Dorcas Avenue handed over!

A mixed tenure residential scheme comprising of thirty three bungalow and semi detached dwellings, has recently been completed the development sits on a tiered site in Benwell with all dwellings occupied in a short period of time. The technical project responds to a number of existing site constraints in relation to topography, retention of existing...
Enabling works begin on site at Newgate Street

Enabling works begin on site at Newgate Street

Technical designs are currently being developed and enabling works are underway on site to provide 12 bespoke apartments and 4 cottages as part of a redevelopment of the former Grade 2 listed Northumberland County Council Offices. Initial works to strip out the modern linings have been carried out and consultation is progressing with Northumberland County Council...
Shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Award

Shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Award

We are delighted to be one of four shortlisted practices in The Sunday Times British Homes Awards. Challenged with designing a new prototype for the terraced house in the UK, to assist the national housing crisis, our response was “PICK & MIX”. Our philosophy that “Everyone is different, so why should our homes be the same?”...
Enterprise House on site…

Enterprise House on site…

Following a complex technical design period, work has begun on the redevelopment of an existing two storey 1990’s office block which forms part of a wider quad formed development, located on the central Kingsway arterial route of the established Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead. The comprehensive refurbishment project provides a change of use to the...
We’re hiring…would you like to join our team?

We’re hiring…would you like to join our team?

Due to a review of our international business plan, GRADONARCHITECTURE are now recruiting a Part II Architectural Assistant for our Gateshead UK studio with a medium to long-term view of eventually assisting in the day-to-day management, development and growth of our Mongolian studio based in Ulaanbaatar. This unique opportunity is aimed at candidates with specific...
Great Park Pharmacy open for business!

Great Park Pharmacy open for business!

We are delighted to announce that Great Park Pharmacy a commercial fit out project we worked on is now open for business. The pharmacy becomes the first business to open in one of 19 commercial units on the development and promises to be “more than just a pharmacy” by catering to the needs of residents, who...
Jamie Garfield joins our Derry studio

Jamie Garfield joins our Derry studio

We are delighted to confirm that Jamie Garfield joins the team in our Derry Studio. Jamie joins us an Architectural Assistant from Teague & Sally Architects in Northern Ireland, having previously graduated from Ulster University in Belfast. A local lad from Derry, Jamie brings additional strength to our team in the residential, commercial, industrial and...
More than work…supporting Team Kenya 2018

More than work…supporting Team Kenya 2018

Our Architecture is about People. At GRADONARCHITECTURE Our People are one of our greatest assets. Our People are extraordinary in the workplace and in everything else they strive to achieve, both for themselves and for others!   At the core of our ethos there is “more than work” where we give something back. Our Emily McDarby...
Gateshead Energy Centre wins Best Large Commercial Project Award

Gateshead Energy Centre wins Best Large Commercial Project Award

We are delighted to confirm our success in winning the LABC Building Excellence Award 2018 for the Best Large Commercial Project for Gateshead District Energy Centre. Working with Balfour Beatty and Gateshead Council the award recognises building excellence in the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship. Receiving the award on behalf of the team, Graeme...
Robert Davidson joins us at Ne40 Studios

Robert Davidson joins us at Ne40 Studios

We are delighted to confirm that Robert Davidson joins the team in our Ne40 Studios in Ryton. Robert joins us as an Architectural Assistant from Millbank Architects, having previously worked with Studio DRA/PRC Architects in London following his studies at London South Bank University. Robert will initially be working with our Technical Director Graeme Kirkley on...
GRADONARCHITECTURE wins Northern Ireland Award

GRADONARCHITECTURE wins Northern Ireland Award

Following our recent shortlisting, we are delighted to confirm our success in winning the 2018 Derry Chamber North West Creative Business award. Attending the awards ceremony at The City Hotel, Derry Northern Ireland on 1 June 2018, Directors Sean Furey and Liam Nelis collected the award on behalf of the team. Quoting part of our...
Jordan Barrow joins our Derry Studio

Jordan Barrow joins our Derry Studio

We are delighted to confirm that Jordan Barrow joins the team in our Derry, Northern Ireland studio. Jordan joins us as an Architectural Assistant, midway through his RIBA Part 1 studies at Queens University, Belfast. Technical Director, Liam Nelis said: “Jordan joins us at an exciting time when we have a number of new and varied projects emerging...
GRADONARCHITECTURE shortlisted for Northern Ireland Business Award

GRADONARCHITECTURE shortlisted for Northern Ireland Business Award

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Northern Ireland NW Creative Business Award 2018. We are particular proud of this achievement which coincides with the third year anniversary of the opening of our studio in Derry. We look forward to the awards ceremony on Friday 1 June and wish all other shortlisted companies the very...
Derry Studio Celebrates 3 years

Derry Studio Celebrates 3 years

This month we are delighted to be celebrating three years since we established our studio in Derry Northern Ireland. As part of our celebrations, it was fantastic to host our charity football match between Derry City FC Legends and GRADONARCHITECTURE FC at the weekend, which to date has seen us raise in excess of £1, 500 for The Kevin...
Newgate Street Morpeth gains Planning Approval

Newgate Street Morpeth gains Planning Approval

We are delighted to confirm that our proposals for the redevelopment of the former Northumberland County Council Offices on Newgate Street Morpeth have gained planning approval. Working with the Local Authority and Developers, Northumberland Limited, the proposals see the retention of the Grade 2 listed building which is converted into 13 bespoke apartments with a...
More than work…Derry City v GRADONARCHITECTURE

More than work…Derry City v GRADONARCHITECTURE

As part of our three year celebrations for our Derry NI studio we are delighted to be hosting a charity football match between Derry City FC Legends, managed by Martin Mullan and GRADONARCHITECTURE FC on Sunday 22 April 2018 at The Brandywell Stadium, KO 13:00, in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. As one of our...
Thinking of a dream project?…ask an architect

Thinking of a dream project?…ask an architect

As part of the “ask an architect” programme in Northern Ireland between 14 – 20 May 2018, our Derry studio will be opening its doors and we will be volunteering our time and expertise to help you realise your building aspirations, all while raising funds to support local cancer research. You can book a one...
Tsagaan Sar 2018

Tsagaan Sar 2018

As we approach the lunar new year and the first day of the Year of the Dog, GRADONARCHITECTURE wish all of our friends and colleagues in Mongolia warm wishes, health, happiness and success for the forthcoming year.
Richardson Residence gains planning permission

Richardson Residence gains planning permission

Following an intimate design development period with our clients and a successful consultation period with the local authorities and residents, we are delighted to confirm planning permission has been granted for this bespoke dwelling. The design adopts a traditional proportioned twin gabled façade with the use of natural and modern materials. The contemporary arrangement provides practical and functional internal...
Tom Cosgrove joins Our People

Tom Cosgrove joins Our People

A huge welcome to Tom Cosgrove who joins us as an Architect in our Northern Ireland studio. Tom joins us following two and a half years with FaulknerBrown Architects in Newcastle, having  graduated in 2015 from Queens University in Belfast with a Masters in Architecture. Tom’s new role will see him return to his home town of Derry...
Meet our expanding Team

Meet our expanding Team

Following a successful recruitment campaign, we are delighted to announce some new additions to Our People. Thank you to all of our clients and colleagues in the industry for their continued support which enables us to invest in new talent. A press release reads… New jobs created at Gradon Architecture following strong year “A North...
More than work…Calvert Trust Kielder 2018

More than work…Calvert Trust Kielder 2018

To kick start 2018 and committed to giving something back, once again our Graham McDarby will be participating in this years London Marathon on 22 April in support of Calvert Trust Kielder. Located in the beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park, the Trust is celebrating over 30 years of providing adventurous outdoor activities for disabled...
2018 here we go…

2018 here we go…

As we embark upon another exciting year in 2018, we once again thank all of our friends and colleagues in the industry for their continued support and the opportunities they bring to us. We look forward to the year ahead, continued friendships, new friendships…and more architecture. Our Architecture is about People.
We’re hiring…would you like to join our team in Derry?

We’re hiring…would you like to join our team in Derry?

As a Current Team Member you are one of our greatest assets. You are one of a number of extraordinary people within our team whom we all value, share opinions with and whom we will seek to provide you with the opportunities and tools required to nurture your personal development and life experiences. Further at the core...
Fish Tank submitted for Planning

Fish Tank submitted for Planning

Designs have been submitted for planning approval on behalf of Denebridge Ltd for the development of a bespoke aquatics facility in Newton Aycliffe. The “Fish Tank” is a vision for Newton Aycliffe residents and business owners who recognise the need for quality leisure, support and play provision for young children and their families within the...
Aidan and James join Our People

Aidan and James join Our People

We are delighted to confirm the appointments of Architectural Assistants, James Street and Aidan Scott who join our team at Ne40 Studios. Aidan joins us from the University of Dundee and James joins us following his Masters in Architecture graduation at Newcastle University, having previously worked with Farrells Architects in London. Welcoming them both to the...
Gaff House submitted for planning

Gaff House submitted for planning

Detailed proposals have been submitted for the development of a bespoke family dwelling in Limavady, Northern Ireland. The 2,600sqft 4-5 bedroom dwelling is accommodated over two floors and presents itself as a conventional property to the main road, “defending” its private open plan spaces and contemporary gardens behind a hardwood sliding screened gateway. The internal accommodation...
Maidstone Project submitted for Planning

Maidstone Project submitted for Planning

Following an extensive pre-planning consultation period with Maidstone Council and local residents, detailed plans have been submitted on behalf of Peker Holdings for a mixed use residential development comprising of 162 apartments with leisure and community spaces, ancillary services, parking and landscaped recreational areas. Coupled with the adjacent development site, the 15 storey tower will provide...
Bespoke Derry home gains planning consent

Bespoke Derry home gains planning consent

Planning permission is granted for the development of a bespoke four bedroom family home in a beautiful location just off Derry’s Culmore Road. Technical Director Liam Nelis explains, “The scheme includes two separate blocks which are bonded by a double height central glazed area which provides natural light throughout the day to the heart of the home. There is a secret...
Blackhill Church gains planning consent

Blackhill Church gains planning consent

Following extensive consultations with Durham County Council, planning permission is granted for the redevelopment of Blackhill Methodist Church in Consett Co Durham UK. Detailed design is now planned with a view to commencing on site at the earliest opportunity, once all funding has been secured. John Carr, Senior Architect said, ” We are delighted to achieve...
Jake Senior joins the team

Jake Senior joins the team

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Jake Senior who joins us as an Architectural Assistant following his recent graduation from Northumbria University. Jake will initially be based in our Ne40 Studios working on current projects in the Northeast of England, Maidstone and Goole. Welcoming Jake to the team, Managing Director Graham McDarby said,...
NCC Fire & Rescue completed and open to serve

NCC Fire & Rescue completed and open to serve

Northumberland County Council Fire & Rescue Facility in Alnwick is completed and open for service. A consolidation and rationalising of services to accommodate Northumberland Fire and Rescue Services, Council Fleet, Transport, Waste, Highway and Neighbourhood Services, the fully encompassed facility enables all users to access shared community areas and changing areas, while retaining access control to the Fire and...
Ogden Centre wins RIBA NE Award

Ogden Centre wins RIBA NE Award

The Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University wins RIBA NE Award. Part of Durham University, the building is home of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, one of the world’s premier theoretical cosmology groups and the only Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology globally. Working with Design Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind and Main Contractor Interserve,...
NE Architectural Practice of the Year

NE Architectural Practice of the Year

Following our shortlisting, GRADONARCHITECTURE are announced as winners of 2017 North East Architectural Practice of the Year at The Insider Property Awards Evening. Finance Director, Donna McDarby said, “We are delighted to receive this award. Graham and I would personally like to thank the judges and all of our People, not only in our Ne40 Studios in the North East of...
Our Architecture is about People…

Our Architecture is about People…

The Institute for Apprenticeships appoints its Chairs for the fifteen Route Panels within the Institute and a Panel of Apprentices, which will advise the Board and includes our own Tanja Smith who is appointed Chair of Construction. The Route Panels are made up of industry experts and are responsible for setting the standards of knowledge, skills...
Shortlisted for NE Architectural Practice of the Year

Shortlisted for NE Architectural Practice of the Year

GRADONARCHITECTURE are shortlisted as North East Architectural Practice of the Year 2017 in The Insider Property Awards. Recognition has been given from the commercial and residential property sectors to those architectural practices in the North East who have made significant contributions to developments in terms of design, deliverability and control of costs during the past year. We are...
Glebe Road Doncaster submitted for Planning

Glebe Road Doncaster submitted for Planning

Proposals for the development of 67 one and two bed apartments on the former NHS Clinic & Day Centre located on Glebe Road, Thorne Doncaster are submitted for planning. Developed from inception out of the sketchbook, the design forms as an L shaped arrangement which provides a strong linear street frontage onto the existing residential amenity...
We’re hiring!

We’re hiring!

As a Current Team Member you are one of our greatest assets. You are one of a number of extraordinary people within our team whom we all value, share opinions with and whom we will seek to provide you with the opportunities and tools required to nurture your personal development and life experiences. Further at the core...
Promotions

Promotions

Following a restructure of the practice, required to maintain our ethos of “Our Architecture is about People” and to facilitate future sustainable growth,  we are delighted to announce a number of promotions from within to include Graeme Kirkley who becomes Technical Director, John Carr who becomes a Senior Architect and Craig Dickinson who becomes Senior Architectural Technologist. Managing Director Graham McDarby...
Opening ceremony for the state-of-the-art Energy Centre

Opening ceremony for the state-of-the-art Energy Centre

Gateshead District Energy Scheme was officially opened yesterday by Energy Minister Jesse Norman MP. We are delighted to have been part of the technical design team alongside CK21, Desco and Balfour Beatty delivering the project to BIM level 2. The new £8M, low carbon Gateshead Energy Centre on Quarryfield Road is the first of its...
Tsagaan Sar 2017

Tsagaan Sar 2017

As we approach the year of the Fire Rooster, GRADONARCHITECTURE wish all of our friends and colleagues in Mongolia warm wishes, health, happiness and success for the forthcoming year. Our team in Mongolia would be delighted to see you over the next year, feel free to come and see us. Studio 204, Tanan Centre Oyutnii...
A Bespoke Wynyard Home submitted for planning

A Bespoke Wynyard Home submitted for planning

Working within the design guidance established for the development of Manorside as part of the Wynyard Park masterplan, detailed proposals are submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council for a second bespoke private family residence. The concept of the proposal originates from a pair of traditional stone barns, interlinked by a contemporary radial arc to reflect the...
Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

A huge thank you to all our Clients, friends and family for your amazing generosity with our Christmas Toy Appeal. Let’s hope we can help make a few children’s Christmas that little more special! For anyone still wanting to donate, we will not be delivering until Monday so over the weekend or early Monday is...
Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics near completion

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics near completion

Located next to the Department of Physics on South Road, the home of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, one of the world’s premier theoretical cosmology groups, and the only Institute for Particle Physics Phenemenology globally, The £12M University of Durham Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics is completed and handover. Following Concept Design by Studio Daniel...
London Calling

London Calling

Following our appointment by Dubai-based cosmetic surgery clinic CosmeSurge to work on its flagship London premises in Harley Street, work commences on site. The multi million pound renovation, which marks the exclusive aesthetic medicine chain’s first venture into the UK will create a state of the art surgery. The surgery design combines the unique demands...
Trinity Church submitted for planning

Trinity Church submitted for planning

Plans are submitted for a new church which unites the three churches of St Andrews URC, Blackhill Baptist Church and Blackhill Methodist Church in Consett Co Durham UK. The new building seeks to consolidate the three congregations into one facility to ensure the vitality of the church going forward by attracting a wider range of...
Moorside Housing Development submitted for planning

Moorside Housing Development submitted for planning

Plans are submitted on behalf of Arch Developments Ltd, to Northumberland County Council for the development of 66 residential units on the site of the former Moorside First School in Newbiggin. The proposals include a mix of two storey family accommodation and bungalows and follow a number of Best Practice initiatives including Building for Life...
Kelly and Lauren join the team in Derry

Kelly and Lauren join the team in Derry

Following the recent appointment of Andy Thompson in our Ne40 Studios Gateshead, we are now delighted to announce the further appointment of Kelly Gormley and Lauren McLaughlin, both Part 2 Architectural Assistants, in our Derry NI studios. Lauren joins us following successful completion of her Masters in Architecture Degree at Queen’s University Belfast and Kelly...
Andy Thompson joins the team at NE40

Andy Thompson joins the team at NE40

We are delighted to announce that Andy Thompson has joined us as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant based at our NE40 Studios in Gateshead. Andy joins us following successful completion of his Highly Commended Master in Architecture Degree at Northumbria University and having previously worked at FaulknerBrowns. Andy strengthens our BIM offering to our clients...
Would you like to join the team?

Would you like to join the team?

Due to an increasing range of new and exciting projects secured in a range of different sectors, we are now recruiting Architects and Architectural Technologists at all levels to work in our Northern Ireland and Gateshead studios. To find out more, please send a brief CV and examples of your experience (no greater than 5MB),...
Percy Hedley wins LABC Awards

Percy Hedley wins LABC Awards

Following our recent success at the Construction Excellence Awards, our design for the new Percy Hedley Bradbury residential school and hydrotherapy pool now wins the 2016 LABC Best inclusive Design Award in the North East. We now look forward to representing the region in the national awards in November 2016. Design Director Graham McDarby said...
UB Galleria Project receives Expertise Approval

UB Galleria Project receives Expertise Approval

Proposals for the redevelopment of the former Print Works have been completed and have received Expertise Approval the Mongolian equivalent to Building Control for the Ulaanbaatar Galleria Project with Tavan Bogd. Located in the heart of Central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Galleria UB will play host to high end retail over two storeys of the existing building...
Naadam 2016

Naadam 2016

We wish all of our friends and colleagues in Mongolia a Happy Naadam 2016. All health and happiness to you and your families. As a reminder our Studio 204 in Ulaanbaatar shall be closed for the duration of the National Holiday.
UK Team Trip 2016

UK Team Trip 2016

Following another successful year, the England team combine their annual study trip with a visit to our Northern Ireland Studio to celebrate our first year there. The team enjoy a much needed and rewarding study trip, taking in the history and culture of City of Derry and Belfast. We are joined by a number of...
Out of the Ashes…rises former UB Print Works

Out of the Ashes…rises former UB Print Works

Proposals for the redevelopment of the former Print Works have been completed and the project is ready to start on site. Located in the heart of Central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Galleria UB will play host to high end retail over two storeys of the existing building and will see one of the most significant conservation and...
Percy Hedley wins Constructing Excellence Awards

Percy Hedley wins Constructing Excellence Awards

Our design for the new Percy Hedley Bradbury residential school and hydrotherapy pool wins the 2016 Constructing Excellence Value Award in the North East. Our Clients also win Client of the Year – testament to their collaborative and integrated approach which has seen the successful delivery of the project. We now look forward to representing...
Proposals completed for new Energy Centre

Proposals completed for new Energy Centre

Working as part of the SSE & Vital Energy Consortium, Gradon Architecture complete design proposals for the development of a new decentralised energy centre which will service the 24 acre Science Central Masterplan in Newcastle City Council as part of the City’s adopted Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan. The functional “Energy box” responds to...
More than Architecture…Haircitect

More than Architecture…Haircitect

Inspired by the work of legendary hair stylist Vidal Sassoon and his admiration of the architectural Bauhaus movement, which sparked a revolution in geometric and easy maintenance hair, GradonArchitecture collaborate with award winning Hair Salon Roco, to design and implement an up to date modern cut. Our designs pay homage to the great Zaha Hadid....
Vision for Waterloo Place Derry

Vision for Waterloo Place Derry

As part of a series of urban design initiatives to celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of our Studio BT48 in Northern Ireland, GRADONARCHITECTURE release their vision for the redevelopment of Waterloo Place in Derry. Located within the conservation area, the 2,500sqm city centre site was originally considered to be the commercial and retail...
Affordable housing at NGP gains planning approval

Affordable housing at NGP gains planning approval

Working within the overall masterplan vision for Newcastle Great Park, the development of 38 Apartments and ground floor retail uses as part of the Town Centre proposal has gained planning approval by Newcastle City Council. Technical design is now progressing with the project due to commence on site in Spring 2016.
Gradon Architecture are recruiting…

Gradon Architecture are recruiting…

Due to an increasing range of new and exciting projects secured in all sectors throughout the UK and overseas, we are now recruiting Part 2 Architects and Architectural Technologists for our England and Northern Ireland studios. Candidates must be team players who have excellent design skills and the ability to work upon their own initiative...
Mongolian competition win

Mongolian competition win

Located adjacent to the Mongolian Parliament building in central Ulaanbaatar, the former Print Works is steeped in heritage. Dating back to 1930, the building has stood empty for a number of years and has fallen into disrepair seeking rejuvenation. Recently purchased by The Tavan Bogd Group, architects were invited to submit proposals to bring the...
More than work…Calvert Trust

More than work…Calvert Trust

Committed to giving something back our Design Director Graham McDarby is currently in training for the London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016. This year however the challenge is going to be harder… following knee surgery on 21 March, Graham plans to still participate!!!….Committed and MAD! Running in support of Calvert Trust Kielder. Located in...
Bespoke Wynyard Home submitted for planning

Bespoke Wynyard Home submitted for planning

Working within the design guidance established for the development of Manorside as part of the Wynyard Park masterplan, detailed proposals are submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council for a bespoke private residence. Working closely with our clients, their vision takes a step nearer to being realised; to live in a contemporary flexible family home which utilises...
Tsagaan Sar 2016

Tsagaan Sar 2016

As we approach the lunar new year and the first day of the Year of the Fire Monkey, GRADONARCHITECTURE wish all of our friends and colleagues in Mongolia warm wishes, health, happiness and success for the forthcoming year. Our team in Mongolia would be delighted to see you over the next year, feel free to...
Studio UB204 celebrates 1 year in Mongolia

Studio UB204 celebrates 1 year in Mongolia

Following our first visit to Mongolia in 2012 we have established and forged a number of working relationships and friendships. We have undertaken a number of designs within Mongolia which include residential, leisure, retail and commercial uses. This success has enabled us to grow and saw us open our Studio UB204 in Ulaanbaatar in January...
2015 News Archive

2015 News Archive

Liam Nelis, John Carr and Craig Dickinson join Our People. The British Ambassador for Mongolia opens our UB204 Studio in Ulaanbaatar. Tracerco wins the RICS NE Renaissance Awards. Click on the following link to find our more: 2015 News Archive
2014 News Archive

2014 News Archive

We win SME of the Year in The North East Constructing Excellence Awards. Tracerco is completed on site and we continue to give something back with our charitable work for The Christina Noble Foundation in Mongolia, The Percy Hedley Foundation and The Teenage Cancer Trust. Click on the following link to find out more: 2014...
2013 News Archive

2013 News Archive

We visit Mongolia for the first time and secure new work. Our North East Autism Society projects wins The Constructing Excellence North East Value Award. Connor Newton joins Our People as our first apprentice. Click on the following link to find out more: 2013 News Archive
2012 News Archive

2012 News Archive

The National Association of Women in Construction launch their Northeast Regional representation in our Ne40 Studios. We go to China to explore opportunities. Graeme Kirkley joins Our People. We achieve ISO9001 accreditation. Key projects include Tracerco which secure planning consent. Click on the following link to find out more: 2012 News Archive
2011 News Archive

2011 News Archive

Our very own Ne40 Studios are completed and we move in. Key projects include the completion of The North East Autism Society and Project Evolution in Almaty Kazakhstan. We give something back…assisting students with the design and funding of an orphanage project in Uganda. Click on the following link to find out more: 2011 News...
2010 News Archive

2010 News Archive

Chris Allan and Tanja Smith reunited with Graham McDarby and join Our People. The former Ryton Congregational Church is secured for what will become our Ne40 studios. Key projects include Gateshead Housing Company and The North East Autism Society. Click on the following link to find out more: 2010 News Archive
2009 News Archive

2009 News Archive

From the End of a Chapter, Beer and Inspiration GRADONARCHITECTURE is “Born out of Recession” Click on the following link to find out more: 2009 News Archive