Black Fell Hauler House on the Bowes Railway (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) was part of a rope haulage system taking coal wagons from collieries in Kibblesworth, Marley Hill, Byermoor, Burnopfield and Dipton to the River Tyne.

Since the railway stopped carrying coal in the 1970s, the building and its surviving machinery had gradually fallen into disrepair. Working with Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust, Mosedale Gillatt Architects worked to restore the building and remaining machinery to allow the building to be brought back into use.

Winner РThe Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site at the Historic England Angel Awards 2015