RIBA Awards triple win for Live Works

Flanagan Lawrence’s quayside scheme in Newcastle Upon Tyne wins three RIBA North East Awards.

Live Works – part of Live Theatre’s evolving cultural quarter in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – has been recognised with three separate RIBA Awards.

The scheme has received a RIBA North East Regional Award, the RIBA North East Conservation Award and the RIBA North East Client of the Year Award. The awards were announced at the RIBA North East Regional Awards Ceremony.

Live Works was named as a Civic Trust Awards National Winner in March and has been nominated for a British Construction Industry Award 2017. The project has also been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival, RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards North East, and Constructing Excellence North East.

Flanagan Lawrence’s Live Works has transformed a century-old gap on the Newcastle Quayside into a vibrant public place. The project comprises a new centre for children and young people’s writing in a converted Grade 2 listed almshouse; a vibrant, public ‘pocket park’, which reopens and revitalises the only remaining Georgian courtyard in the city; and a new office building generating rental income that will fund at least one play and education project each year for Live Theatre.