A HIGH-profile creative hub on Newcastle’s Quayside – built by Brims Construction – has been honoured in a prestigious national award.
Live Works, designed by Flanagan Lawrence, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best buildings, by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), following a trio of awards at the regional RIIBA awards.
The £5.5m four-storey office scheme, completed in 2016, was developed by the Live Theatre and completed a ‘missing gap’ in the facade of Newcastle’s Quayside.
Jim Beirne, chief executive at Live Theatre, said: “Gaining national recognition is brilliant and compliments the national recognition we achieve with our work nurturing new writers and bringing their work to the stage.”
He also praised the work of Brims describing the company as ‘a creative team which pays great attention to detail’.
Richard Wood, director at Brims Construction, said: “We are delighted to see LiveWorks receive this latest recognition. This was an exciting project and followed on from our previous work with the Live Theatre on the conversion of 260-year-old grade 2* listed building into new office space.”
LiveWorks was designed by Architects Flanagan Lawrence, whose lead architect Jason Flanagan worked on the iconic Sage Gateshead.