News 25.08.2021

Frederick Douglass Building at Helix Newcastle shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards

We are delighted to announce that the Frederick Douglass Centre (public realm) at Newcastle Helix has been shortlisted in the Landscape Architecture category of the 2021 Architects' Journal Architecture Awards.

The Frederick Douglass Centre (FDC) by Sheppard Robson sits at the heart of the ground-breaking Helix Newcastle, a new mixed-use community innovation hub by Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University that provides a variety of research and development, educational, business and residential uses in the heart of Newcastle.

Our vibrant public realm surrounding the FDC will support the University's aspiration to create a collaborative and dynamic new ‘living lab’ as a platform for knowledge sharing and experimentation, but also an attractive place to live, work and play. We are proud to have worked with a client that has championed the importance of integrating sustainable solutions from the outset to deliver a resilient and adaptable public realm that will not only educate but inspire future generations.

The AJ Architecture Awards recognise excellence in UK architecture across various categories, from school and housing projects to landscaping and leisure. These highly coveted awards are unique to the market, with each shortlisted project visited by a judging panel and published in the Architects' Journal.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 17th November at JQ Marriott Grosvenor House in London.

For more information about the awards, visit the AJ Website.

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