Mosedale Gillatt Architects were commissioned to design this coastal regeneration project that successfully combines community needs with a landmark visitor attraction in Newbiggin by the Sea.

Quick facts:

  • CABE  – Sea Change project
  • Exhibition –  features the ‘Mary Joicey’ – the last offshore lifeboat to ever sail from Newbiggin by the Sea
  • Consultation – from initial feasibility through to completion on site
  • Multi-use building – featuring a cafe, shop, exhibition and gallery space and function rooms
  • Community led – client was Newbiggin Heritage Partnership
  • Sensitive location– Situated adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in close proximity to the Grade 1 listed church.
  • Town regeneration – provides the focal point to the promenade of this rejuvenated sea town.
  • Awards – RICS (Community Benefit) Commendation